Starting Age Guide & Grade Equivalents
AIS / US Grade
UK Grade &
|Elementary School||Early Childhood 1||Kindergarten 1 (K1)||3|
|Early Childhood 2||Kindergarten 2 (K2)||Reception||4|
|Grade 1 Junior||Kindergarten 3 (K3)||Year 1||5|
|Grade 1||Primary 1||Year 2||6|
|Grade 2||Primary 2||Year 3||7|
|Grade 3||Primary 3||Year 4||8|
|Grade 4||Primary 4||Year 5||9|
|Grade 5||Primary 5||Year 6||10|
|Middle School||Grade 6||Primary 6||Year 7||11|
|Grade 7||Form 1||Year 8||12|
|Grade 8||Form 2||Year 9||13|
|High School||Grade 9||Form 3||Year 10||14|
|Grade 10||Form 4||Year 11||15|
|Grade 11||Form 5||Year 12||16|
|Grade 12||Form 6||Year 13||17|
Beginning in August 2017, Grade 5 students will become part of our Middle School community. Our new structure for the 2017-18 school year will be as follows:
|Early Childhood||Elementary School||Middle School||High School|
|Early Childhood 1 - Grade 1 Junior||Grade 1 - 4||Grade 5 - 8||Grade 9 - 12|
- Students seeking enrollment at AIS from Early Childhood 1 to Grade 1 are placed according to their age on or before 31 December. For example, students applying to our Early Childhood 1 for 2017-2018 should be born between 1 Jan 2014 and 31 Dec 2014.
- Students transferring from a country with a school year that follows a different calendar than AIS will be required to continue in the same grade level they have just completed. For example, a student who completed Grade 8 in Korea in February would be placed in Grade 8 for the remainder of the academic year at AIS.
- Students successfully transferring into AIS during the school year will be required to continue their academic program in the same grade level for the remainder of the AIS academic year.
- For other national curriculum grade equivalents, please check with our Admissions Office directly.