Children go to school when they are ready. They should be taught the basics at home and once that is established then you place them in a school. Normally at the age 3 - play school for 2/3 mornings a week. Others start at 5 and at this age they are ready developmentally, emotionally and socially. Schools vary in their enrollment age but at best 5 years is a good starting age. Inquire at the schools in your area and then decide.