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  • Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire your children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

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

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  • Stay Connected

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

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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Age Requirements & Grades

Please reference the below chart to determine which US Grade and UK year group your child is eligible for based on their current age. Please contact the Admissions Team with any questions regarding appropriate placement for your child. 

The following chart details age requirements and grades for admission for the 2022-2023 school year. Please note that children can enroll in PreNursery as soon as they turn 15 months, depending on availability.

Birth Date 


US Grade

UK Year Group

School Stage

Sept  1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2020 2-3 Two Year Old PreNursery  Foundation 

Sept 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019





Sept 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018


Junior Kindergarten


Sept 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017



Year 1

Primary School

Sept 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2016


Grade 1

Year 2

Sept 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2015


Grade 2

Year 3

Sept 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2014


Grade 3

Year 4

Sept 1, 2012 - Aug, 31, 2013


Grade 4

Year 5

Sept 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2012


Grade 5

Year 6

Grades 6-12/Year 7-13 are located at the South Loop Campus. Upon completion of Year 6 at the Lincoln Park campus, students matriculate directly to Year 7 at the South Loop without any additional admissions process.