BIS assigns students to grades based on their age on 31st August, the year they apply to the school. Grades in the US, UK and Indian systems of education differ for any given age. To prevent confusion that can stem from this difference, we have provided a chart comparing the grades, based on the age of the student:

School levels Student's age BIS grade US grade UK grade
Primary 3-4 Pre-Primary (PP) Nursery Nursery
  4-5 Lower KG (LKG) PYP Pre-KG Reception
  5-6 Upper KG (UKG) PYP KG Year 1
  6-7 Grade 1 PYP Grade 1 Year 2
  7-8 Grade 2 PYP Grade 2 Year 3
  8-9 Grade 3 PYP Grade 3 Year 4
  9-10 Grade 4 PYP Grade 4 Year 5
  10-11 Grade 5 PYP Grade 5 Year 6
Middle 11-12 Grade 6 Grade 6 MYP 1 Year 7
  12-13 Grade 7 Grade 7 MYP 2 Year 8
  13-14 Grade 8 Grade 8 MYP 3 Year 9
Senior 14-15 Grade 9 Grade 9 MYP 4 Year 10
  15-16 Grade 10 Grade 10 MYP 5 Year 11
  16-17 Grade 11 Grade 11 IBD 1 Year 12
  17-18 Grade 12 Grade 12 IBD 2 Year 13

Please note: BIS strictly follows the age criteria mentioned above. Our decision on grade assignment is final.