I find this thread interesting/amusing. I grew up in India and suffice to say the education system in vastly different. By grade 3 I was learning 2 extra languages at school and most of my school mates were going to tutors 2-3x a week. I had a SAHM who enforced a strict homework time every day for 2 hrs and is multilingual so she tutored us at home.
After we moved to australia, both my parents were worried we would lose our studying ethic so we had extra study set up by them on top of what the teachers gave out and holiday study structured as well.