Teenagers and Education

The Greek education system for teenagers and young adults...

In Greece, education is compulsory until the age of 15. Following completion of compulsory education, teenagers have a choice between two different types of schooling:

  1. Unified upper-secondary schools (eniaia lykeia/lykeio)
  2. Technical-vocational Educational Institutes (TEE)

Education at these schools lasts two to three years.


A frontistirio is a tutoring school that many teenagers attend several times a week, usually in the evening. They receive extra tutoring in preparation for university entrance exams.