Age Placement Guide

As per the directive from the federal government of the UAE, we have implemented a December 31st cut-off date for KG1 – Grade 1 applicants. All students will be required to sit an age-related placement test. Student must demonstrate developmental, emotional and academic readiness in their assessment in order to be considered.

Students must have turned the following ages by 31 December in the year of admission to be eligible to enter the respective level/grade:

Age as of September 1

GIS-Dubai

North America

England

Australia/ NZ

South Africa

"Grade"

"Grade"

"Year"

"Year"

"Year"

3 years old(potty trained)

PreK

--

FS1 (Nursery)

--

--

4 years old(potty trained)

KG 1

PreK

FS2 (Reception)

KG

--

5 years old

KG 2

KG

1

Prep

Reception

6 years old

1

1

2

1

1

7 years old

2

2

3

2

2

8 years old

3

3

4

3

3

9 years old

4

4

5

4

4

10 years old

5

5

6

5

5

11 years old

6

6

7

6

6

12 years old

7

7

8

7

7

13 years old

8

8

9

8

8

14 years old

9

9

10

9

9

15 years old

10

10

11

10

10

16 years old

11

11

12

11

11

17 years old

12

12

13

12

12

An offer of a place is not solely based on the entrance test, parents should also provide us with the most recent copy of their child's school report from the past two years when submitting an application form, this will assist us if the student is coming from another country or a different curriculum.

You can easily submit an Inquiry online to apply for admission. Click here to fill out an Inquiry.

The Admissions Team is committed to working together with families in determining the educational placement that is best for each student.

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