Grade Equivalency


In the international school context, understanding and comparing school systems across countries can be confusing. Please refer to this US/UK Grade Equivalency Chart for assistance. Students should be the required age on or before September 1st.

Age UK “Year” US “Grade”
3 Nursery PreK 3
4 Reception PreK 4
5 Year 1 Kindergarten
6 Year 2 1st Grade
7 Year 3 2nd Grade
8 Year 4 3rd Grade
9 Year 5 4th Grade
10 Year 6 5th Grade
11 Year 7 6th Grade
12 Year 8 7th Grade
13 Year 9 8th Grade
14 Year 10 9th Grade
15 Year 11 10th Grade
16 Year 12 11th Grade
17 Year 13 12th Grade