Lhasa Kindergarten Visit

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The school we visited had mostly 3-6 year old children.  Tibetan schools consist of 5 primary years and 3-4 secondary years.  A test must be taken to enter high school for 3 years.

The children learn the Tibetan language the first 5 years then Mandarin Chinese.  Some classes are in Tibetan, others in Mandarin Chinese.

Primary school days are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then from 3:30 to 6 p.m.  There is no heat in the school  buildings, so the school break is January through March and August.

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