What grade will my child go into?

Grade Placement

The following admission requirements and grade placements are adhered to. The age of the student is an important factor in determining grade placement. The age requirements listed below should be considered when applying to ABIS. Exceptions to these age guidelines are made infrequently and only upon careful evaluation of (and an interview if necessary with) the applicant by the Head of School.

September 1st is the “cutoff” date for entry to the various grades.

The Kindergarten 3 (K3) age is the first criteria taken into consideration for the placement of students at any grade level. Children must be five years of age by September 1st in the year they wish to enroll at this level. Final decision for grade placement rests with the Head of School.

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AGE

GRADE

3

Early Childhood Centre

4

Early Childhood Centre

5

Kindergarten 3

6

Grade 1

7

Grade 2

8

Grade 3

9

Grade 4

10

Grade 5

11

Grade 6

12

Grade 7

13

Grade 8

14

Grade 9

15

Grade 10

16

Grade 11

17

Grade 12

International Grade Comparisons

One of the challenges of moving around as a parent is the difference in grade naming and cut off dates for different grade levels. The British system uses a Class numbering system which is different to the American Grade level system (that we use). Added to this, different countries have different cut off dates for when one child can go into one grade level or another. It is complicated to navigate and here at ABIS the staff will do their very best to ensure that students are placed in the appropriate level. A table that is useful to refer to is included in Wikipedia. Click here.

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