From the ages of six to sixteen many middle and upper class children receive schooling. It is not mandatory, but most households choose to send their child to the best school their money can buy for prestige and a chance at upward mobility. Both boys and girls are able to go to school, but the schools are separated by gender and class. Core subjects include language, mathematics, history, society/etiquette, and science/technology.
After graduation they may choose to continue further study in a subject of choice. This may include several years of extra coursework and/or apprenticeship. Many professions require both. Despite the bans, foreign languages and cultures are available for study, though they do not tend to be popular for those looking to advance in their careers.