Education in the Aztec was free for all boys and girls. . They were taught religious rituals and structured classes of singing, dancing, and music. Rhetoric and the ability to memorize long poems, stories, songs, and histories was also very important in Aztec schools. Most information was passed on through stories, songs, and poetry. There were separate school systems for children of nobles and those of the macehualtin. Student attended classes until they married. Aztec schools for commoners were called telpochcalli. Schools for children of nobility were called calmecac. in both systems sons of noble families live at their school. Girls in both system were taught how to manage the household of their future spouses.