• Highest Quality Learning

    Our personalized approach engages and challenges students, empowering them to reach their highest potential.

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

  • Join Us

    We welcome you to join our vibrant, international community of learners.

    Campus

  • Ask Us Anything

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

  • Exceptional Teachers

    Our highly qualified, energetic and experienced staff is focused on developing children's unique learning styles.

    Teacher

  • Our Unique School Day

    Sometimes focused and other times fun, the school day is always inspiring.

    Diverse

  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us.

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

  • Go, Bulldogs!

    Our varied athletics programming fosters sportsmanship, competition and discipline.

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago

Age Requirements & Grades

Here we explain your child's year group, based on their current age, and the equivalent in the U.S. school system.

For the 2018-19 school year, children who turn three after September 1, 2018 may still enroll in the Nursery program. However, they will need to repeat Nursery with their age-appropriate cohort the following year. Children must be four years of age by August 31 to enter Reception. All children need to be potty trained prior to starting school. 

Birth Date 

Age     

U.S. Grade

UK Year Group

School Stage

 

Sept. 1, 2012

– Aug. 31, 2013

3-4

Preschool

Nursery

Foundation

Sept. 1, 2011
– Aug. 31, 2012

4-5

Junior Kindergarten

Reception

Sept. 1, 2010
– Aug. 31, 2011

5-6

Kindergarten

Year 1

Primary School

Sept. 1, 2009
– Aug. 31, 2010

6-7

Grade 1

Year 2

Sept. 1, 2008
– Aug. 31, 2009

7-8

Grade 2

Year 3

Sept. 1, 2007
– Aug. 31, 2008

8-9

Grade 3

Year 4

Sept. 1, 2006
– Aug. 31, 2007

9-10

Grade 4

Year 5

Sept. 1, 2005
– Aug., 31, 2006

10-11

Grade 5

Year 6

Sept. 1, 2004
– Aug. 31, 2005

11-12

Grade 6

Year 7

Secondary School

 

Sept. 1, 2003
– Aug. 31, 2004

12-13

Grade 7

Year 8

Sept. 1, 2002
– Aug. 31, 2003

13-14

Grade 8

Year 9

Sept. 1, 2001
– Aug. 31, 2002

14-15

Grade 9

Year 10

Sept. 1, 2000
– Aug. 31, 2001

15-16

Grade 10

Year 11

Sept. 1, 1999
– Aug. 31, 2000

16-17

Grade 11

Year 12

Sept. 1, 1998
– Aug. 31, 1999

17-18

Grade 12

Year 13

 

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