Age Requirements & Grade Placement

GEMS World Academy follows the ADEK age requirement for students entering KG1 – KG2*. For Kindergarten (KG1) entry, students must turn 4 years old by 31st August in the year of admission, or 5 years old by 31st August in the year of admission for KG2 entry, and so on. This is applicable for all new KG1 – Grade 1 students enrolling from September 2021. 

All other students will be placed based on the completion of the previous grade. If necessary, further clarification will be done by the Admission’s team and ADEK.

Comparison of Ages & Names Across Different Curriculums

  GEMS World Academy North America England Australia/ NZ South Africa Singapore France
Entry Age by Sept 1st Grade Grade Year Year Year Year Class
3 years old __ -- FS1 (Nursery) -- -- Pre-School PS
4 years old KG1* PreK FS2 (Reception) KG -- Pre-School MS
5 years old KG2 KG 1 Prep Reception Pre-School GS
6 years old 1 1 2 1 1 P1 CP
7 years old 2 2 3 2 2 P2 CE1
8 years old 3 3 4 3 3 P3 CE2
9 years old 4 4 5 4 4 P4 CM1
10 years old 5 5 6 5 5 P5 CM2

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