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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 2023/24 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 YEAR2023-2024
2019 (4 years old by August 31,2023)KG1
2018 (5 years old by August 31, 2023)
2017 (6 years old by August 31, 2023)Grade 1
2016Grade 2
2015Grade 3
2014Grade 4
2013Grade 5
2012Grade 6
2011Grade 7
2010Grade 8
2009Grade 9
2008Grade 10
2007Grade 11
2006Grade 12