Age Requirements

At the British School of Chicago, students are placed in Year Groups based on age. Please refer to the following chart for details on admissions for the 2013-2014 school year.

Birth Date               Age      UK Year Group US Grade
Sept 1, 2009 - Aug 31, 2010     
3-4 Nursery Pre-School
Sept 1, 2008 - Aug 31, 2009 4-5 Reception Junior Kindergarten
Sept 1, 2007 - Aug 31, 2008 5-6 Year 1 Kindergarten
Sept 1, 2006 - Aug 31, 2007 6-7 Year 2 Grade 1
Sept 1, 2005 - Aug 31, 2006 7-8 Year 3 Grade 2
Sept 1, 2004 - Aug, 31, 2005 8-9 Year 4 Grade 3
Sept 1, 2003 - Aug 31, 2004 9-10 Year 5 Grade 4
Sept 1, 2002 - Aug 31, 2003 10-11 Year 6 Grade 5
Sept 1, 2001 - Aug 31, 2002 11-12 Year 7 Grade 6
Sept 1, 2000 - Aug 31, 2001 12-13 Year 8 Grade 7
Sept 1, 1999 - Aug 31, 2000 13-14 Year 9 Grade 8
Sept 1, 1998 - Aug 31, 1999 14-15 Year 10 Grade 9
Sept 1, 1997 - Aug 31, 1998 15-16 Year 11 Grade 10
Sept 1, 1996 - Aug 31, 1997 16-17 Year 12 Grade 11
Sept 1, 1995 - Aug 31, 1996 17-18 Year 13 Grade 12

 

Children who are not three years of age by September 1st are not eligible for the Nursery program. Children must be four years of age by August 31st to enter the Reception class. All children need to be toilet trained prior to starting school.