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For children applying to Playgroup, Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 1, our age cutoff is strictly observed in order to ensure that there is a balance of ages and abilities in those classes. Age cutoffs are as follows:

  • Playgroup: 2 years old by August 31st of enrolling year
  • Pre-K: 3-4 years old by 31st August of enrolling year (must be fully toilet-trained).
  • Kindergarten: 5 years old by 31st August of enrolling year.
  • Grade 1: 6 years old by 31st August of enrolling year.

For children applying to Grade 2 and up, current grade level will also be a factor in grade placement decisions in addition to age. Please see this chart for grade level equivalencies:

Please note that applying for the incorrect grade level may delay your application. If you are unsure of what grade level to apply for, please contact Admissions at or +852 2655 1118 for more information.

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