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Age Placement Guide

NIS is an American Curriculum co-educational school for children aged from 4 to 18 years of age.

The Academic Year runs from September to June or July, but children can be admitted to school during the course of the academic year, subject to a place being available and KHDA rules and regulations.

We welcome children of all nationalities, backgrounds and religions. We have a non-discriminatory approach and celebrate the diversity of Dubai and we are committed to the UAE vision.

Below is a table showing the age placement guide for the 2024/25 academic year.

Please note that from Grade 2 and above, entry is determined by the grade the student has completed or is currently in (if enrolling mid-year), as stated on the student’s transfer certificate and report card.  The table below is a guide only.

BIRTH YEAR2024-2025
2020 (4 years old by August 31,2024)KG1
2019 (5 years old by August 31, 2024)
2018 (6 years old by August 31, 2024)Grade 1
2017Grade 2
2016Grade 3
2015Grade 4
2014Grade 5
2013Grade 6
2012Grade 7
2011Grade 8
2010Grade 9
2009Grade 10
2008Grade 11
2007Grade 12