la scuola media

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la scuola media, which means middle school.

In Italy, children move from primary schools to the scuola secondaria; there are two stages: di primo grado (corresponding to middle school) and di secondo grado (corresponding to high school).

See the noun used below:

Teresa aveva paura di cominciare la scuola media perché avrebbe dovuto cominciare da capo e avrebbe dovuto dire ‘addio’ alle sue migliori amiche.

Teresa was afraid of starting middle school because she would have to start all over and say ‘goodbye’ to her best friends.

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