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Age Cut-off

All Taaleem schools places students in age-appropriate grade levels in accordance with the Ministry of Education/KHDA regulations.

Families are encouraged to use the chart below to ensure that they are applying to the correct grade level, taking into account the differences that exist in the naming of grades or years around the world. (As an example, Year 2 in British Curriculum is equivalent to Grade 1 in IB curriculum at JBS although both programmes are for 6-year-olds who turn 7 during the school year).

Age/Grade Cut-Off
Enrolling for Academic Year 2016/17

Birth Year Age International Baccalaureate Curriculum American Curriculum British Curriculum
2013 3 Pre-KG (3 by December 31) None Foundation 1
2012 4 KG 1 (4 by December 31) KG1 Foundation 2
2011 5 KG 2 (5 by December 31) KG2 Year 1
2010 6 Grade 1 (6 by December 31) Grade 1 Year 2
2009 7 Grade 2 (7 by December 31) Grade 2 Year 3
2008 8 Grade 3 (8 by December 31) Grade 3 Year 4
2007 9 Grade 4 (9 by December 31) Grade 4 Year 5
2006 10 Grade 5 (10 by December 31) Grade 5 Year 6
2005 11 Grade 6 (11 by December 31) Grade 6 Year 7
2004 12 Grade 7 (12 by December 31) Grade 7 Year 8
2003 13 Grade 8 (13 by December 31) Grade 8 Year 9
2002 14 Grade 9 (14 by December 31) Grade 9 Year 10
2001 15 Grade 10 (15 by December 31) Grade 10 Year 11
2000 16 Grade 11 (16 by December 31) Grade 11 Year 12
1999 17 Grade 12 (17 by December 31) Grade 12 Year 13
 
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