My school was a private, Islamic language school.
"Private" doesn't really mean much though. It was a box of concrete and sand. Everything was extremely ugly and rundown. The desks were disgusting and broken. I guess private just meant we got 30 students per class instead of 50 or 60, and "some" of the teachers were okay. Also, I've heard some wild tales about what goes on in public schools. I'm not really sure I would've survived, lol.
"Islamic" doesn't mean much either. I'm trying to remember anything specific we did that wasn't in other schools. I think it's just a sales pitch for gullible religious parents. All I can think of is that we didn't have any Christians. Which kind of sucks, I had to wait till I went to uni to see the first Christian. It also meant that after fifth grade it was boys only. So that kind of sucked too.
"language" was okay I guess. But I think it was just having a good English teacher [though my pronunciation is bad because I never really practiced spoken English or anything, it was mostly just reading and writing].
There were some good teachers maybe I remember a few, but the whole place just depressed me it was so ugly. Even the "playground" for Kindergarten was all tiles (which is kind of dangerous if you think about it) and for all other grades just sand, disgusting sand that got in your eyes and clothes. Ugh! Also, I remember at one point, our class "gathered enough money" to buy our own white board instead of the old disgusting chalk ones [white boards were considered the 'cool new thing' for some reason].
Also, anything artistic or fun was very low priority or non-existent (e.g. art, music, etc). Every art or music "teacher" was so unmotivated and grumpy it was literally just a waste of time.
There were also some crazy teachers (especially in secondary school "high school") who liked to beat up students. It seemed like a game to some of them to just waste time. That is sort of the norm here sadly, so I wasn't traumatized or anything. I just have these weird memories of guys laughing while being beaten up by a teacher as they make lame masturbation jokes or whatever.
I think I was even beat by one of those teachers a couple of times when sometimes they decide to "punish the whole class" for whatever reason. I donno.
Uni was a little different. It was much more crowded and equally run down (it was a public university). I got to meet different types of people, and honestly, even though the buildings were generally disgusting, I just loved them, because the building itself is very old and repurposed a couple of times, so they had some kind of spirit to them.
The professors were generally very grumpy, old and aggressive, but you got used to them after a while. Also, uni was practically free (I can't really recall how much exactly, but definitely less than 100$ a year). It was generally considered that public uni would give better 'education' than private uni. So, I'm not really complaining.