If you are looking to follow in Einstein's path, the story of Einstein's education is a pretty interesting one, and perhaps a tale that you would not expect.
In his youth, Albert Einstein attended a traditional school, just like many other children of his time and today. He went to school in Munich, Germany, and he received good grades as he went along. He was particularly accomplished in the field of mathematics. However, he absolutely detested school because he could not stand the way the teachers taught. He thought that everything was far too objective and that there was no room for questioning. A teacher suggested that he leave school, and at the age of 15, he took that suggestion.
When Einstein was 16 years old, he applied to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. An entrance examination was required in order to be admitted, but Albert Einstein failed that test. However, it was suggested that he try his luck at a Swiss school in Aarau. He was accepted there and he continued on with his studies at that institution.
Upon graduation, he was finally able to get into the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. It was here that he fell in love with the field of physics, the subject area which he is most noteably known for. When he graduated, he had absolutely amazing grades, despite the fact that not too long before he could not even get into the school. He tried to become a professor, but he could not get any jobs in that field.