Policies

Admissions Policies

Nationality Cap
Eligibility Criteria for Admission
Admissions Policy for Pre-Kindergarten
The Wait Pool
Citizenship
Priority Categories for Admission (Kindergarten-Grade 12)
Age and Grade Placement

The age-cut off at the American Embassy School-New Delhi is August 31.

Pre-Kindergarten 3: Students must turn 3 on or before August 31 of the year of attendance.

Pre-Kindergarten 4: Students must turn 4 on or before August 31 of the year of attendance.

Kindergarten: Students must turn 5 on or before August 31 of the year of attendance.

Grade 1: Students must turn 6 on or before August 31 of the year of attendance.

Students come to the American Embassy School from many different countries, differing school calendars and age-cut off dates.  After careful consideration of an applicant’s age, school records, and academic history, students are placed with consideration given to the AES curriculum, standards, and expectations, as well as performance on any test the Administration may wish to administer.

Applicants from countries whose school year calendar finishes during December-March (ie. Southern Hemisphere, Japan and Korea) will continue for an additional semester in the grade most recently completed.  The Admissions Office wants to ensure that students are placed in the most appropriate learning environment. Therefore as new information becomes available (ie. school, conduct, and/or academic achievement records), an initial grade placement may be changed.

The School recognizes that there may be differences in opinion of parents or students regarding grade placement as a result of a transfer from a different educational system, different program of studies, or a system based on a different calendar year. However, the American Embassy School reserves the right to make all final determinations regarding grade placement.

AES United Kingdom Korea Australia
Division (by Aug. 31) Grade
Early Childhood 3+  PK3 Nursery Pre-School
4+ PK4 Reception (Foundation) K Pre-School (Prep)
Elementary School 5+ KG Year 1 (KS1) K K
6+ Grade 1 Year 2 (KS1) Elementary 1 Grade 1
7+ Grade 2 Year 3 (KS1) Elementary 2 Grade 2
8+ Grade 3 Year 4 (KS1) Elementary 3 Grade 3
9+ Grade 4 Year 5 (KS1) Elementary 4 Grade 4
10+ Grade 5 Year 6 (KS1) Elementary 5 Grade 5
Middle School 11+ Grade 6 Year 7 (KS 3) Elementary 6 Year 6 /F1
12+ Grade 7 Year 8 (KS 3) MD 1 Year 7 /F2
13+ Grade 8 Year 9 (KS 3) MD 2 Year 8 /F3
High School 14+ Grade 9 Year 10 (IGCSE) (KS 4) MD 3 Year 9 /F4
15+ Grade 10 Year 11 (IGCSE) HS 1 Year 10 /F5
16+ Grade 11 Year 12 (A Level) HS 2 Year 11 /F6
17+ Grade 12 Year 13 (A Level) HS 3 Year 12 /F7
AES France Sweden Italy
Division (by Aug. 31) Grade
Early Childhood 3+  PK3 PS-Petite Section
4+ PK4 MS-Moyenne Section Pre-Scuola
Elementary School 5+ KG GS-Grande Section Pre-Scuola
6+ Grade 1 CP Cour Préparatoire Grade 1 1 Elem
7+ Grade 2 CE1 Cours élementaire 1 Grade 2 2 Elem
8+ Grade 3 CE2 Cours élementaire 2 Grade 3 3 Elem
9+ Grade 4 CM1 Cours Moyen 1 ère Grade 4 4 Elem
10+ Grade 5 CM2 Cours Moyen 2 ère Grade 5 5 Elem
Middle School 11+ Grade 6 Class 1 ère – 6 ème Grade 6 1 Sc Media
12+ Grade 7 Class 1 ère – 5 ème Grade 7 2 Sc Media
13+ Grade 8 Class 1 ère – 4 ème Grade 8 3 Sc Media
High School 14+ Grade 9 Class 1 ère – 3 ème (Collège) Grade 9 4 Ginnasio 1
15+ Grade 10 Class 2 ème – (Seconde Lycee) Grade 10 (Gym) 5 Ginnasio 2
16+ Grade 11 Class 2 ème – (Première) Grade 11 (Gym) 1 LC3
17+ Grade 12 Class 2 ème – Terminale Grade 12 (Gym) 2 LC4