Bulgarian society has traditionally valued education very highly. Although Bulgaria’s post-communist instability had an adverse effect on Bulgaria’s schools, the education system has since entered a period of recovery with the tertiary sector in particular experiencing profound growth.
Schooling in Bulgaria is compulsory from the age of five to 16, which includes two years of preschool education that are required for by law. There are four stages of schooling in Bulgaria – preschool, primary school, lower secondary school and upper secondary school.
Although Bulgarian schools have high standards of education, most expats send their children to international schools due to the language barrier in public schools.