Ministry of Education
The Chilean Ministry of Education oversees education management as well as guaranteeing access to all of its four levels and modalities:
- Preschool: Aimed at children between six months and six years of age. Only the last year of preschool (kindergarten) is mandatory.
- Primary school: From 6 to 13 years of age.
- Middle or secondary school: Aimed at teenagers from 14 to 17 years of age. Students may choose standard education, oriented towards those who wish to enter university, or la technical-professional education, which prepares students to join the workforce once they finish school.
- Superior: It takes places in professional institutes, technical education centers and universities.