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 experiencing particularly profound growth.
Schooling in Bulgaria is compulsory from the age of seven to 16. 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 as Bulgarian is the language of instruction in the public schooling system.