Grade placement for new applicant students

Thank you for the interest in the Metropolitan International School. We pride ourselves in supporting and guiding each student to reach their potential both academically and with social and emotional development. Below is a description of how we place new students into a selected grade to ensure their needs are met.

Ethos

Our grade classes incorporate not only children of similar age, but also learning styles and abilities.

The MIS policy reflects the reality that such decisions are made on the basis of multiple criteria, including but not limited to: performance in class; past records, including various measures of student growth; parent and teacher recommendations; and any other appropriate sources of information.  It further reflects that abilities and understandings are inline with both our German state and Cambridge international curriculums when considerations are made in student placement and promotion.  

Assessments

In order to qualify for a guaranteed place in a set grade or class, a school assessment must be completed. These assessments may be completed in an accredited overseas institution that ensures the M.I.S assessment requirements are met. Information of which can be found in the assessment bundle or upon request. These assessments are to attain English and Maths skills. For younger years, a motor skills and social skills assessment is also required. (please not that Reception 2 and Grade 1 assessments are not available for overseas testing)

The completion of set assessments does not guarantee a place in the school, but is used to provide an indicator of aptitude.

For further information into our grade requirements, please contact our school office.

General age based grade equivalents



Age  on 1st October USA Canada Germany

United Kingdom

India

France

Thailand

The Netherlands

Australia

Japan

Russia

Korea

Nursery (MA and HD) 

12 weeks

 Nursery

Krippe

Nursery

Daycare 

Creche

Nursery

Nursery

Nursery

Nursery

Nursery

Nursery

 Reception 1

 3   Nursery/Pre-K  Kita  Nursery/ Reception   Nursery/ Lower K   Petite / Moyen  Kindergarten 1/2   Preschool/ Groep 1

 Preschool

 K1 / K2

   
Reception 2 4 Kindergarten Kita Year 1 Upper K Grande Section Kindergarten 3 Groep 2 KG / Prep K3   K
Preschool* 5 Kindergarten Kita Year 1 Upper K Grande Section Kindergarten 3 Groep 2 KG / Prep K3   K
Grade 1

6

Grade 1 Klasse 1

Year 2

Standard 1

Course preparatiore

Prathom 1

Groep 3

Year 1

Grade 1

K

Grade 1

Grade 2

7

Grade 2 Klasse 2

Year 3

Standard 2

C.E. 1

Prathom2

Groep 4

Year 2

Grade 2

1

Grade 2

Grade 3

8

Grade 3 Klasse 3

Year 4

Standard 3

C.E. 2

Prathom3

Groep 5

Year 3

Grade 3

2

Grade 3

Grade 4

9

Grade 4 Klasse 4

Year 5

Standard 4

C.M. 1

Prathom 4

Groep 6

Year 4

Grade 4

3

Grade 4

Grade 5

10

Grade 5 Klasse 5

Year 6

Standard 5

C.M. 2

Prathom 5

Groep 7

Year 5

Grade 5

4

Grade 5

Grade 6 11 Grade 6 Klasse 6 Year 7 Standard 6 6 Prathom 6 Groep 8 Year 6 Grade 6 1 Grade 6
Grade 7 12 Grade 7 Klasse 7 Year 8 Standard 7 5 Matayom 1 Klas 1 Year 7 Grade 1 2 1
Grade 8 13 Grade 8 Klasse 8 Year 9 Standard 8 4 Matayom 2 Klas 2 Year 8 Grade 2 3 2
Grade 9 14 Grade 9 Klasse 9 Year 10 Standard 9 3 Matayom 3 Klas 3 Year 9 Grade 3 4 3
Grade 10 15 Grade 10 Klasse 10 Year 11 Standard 10 2 Matayom 4 Klas 4 Year 10 Grade 1 5 Atestat 1
Grade 11 16 Grade 11 Klasse 11 Year 12 Standard 11 1 Matayom 6 Klas 5 Year 11 Grade 2 1 2
Grade 12 17 Grade 12 Klasse 12 Year 13 Standard 12 Terminale Matayom 6 Klas 6 Year 12 Grade 3 2 Atestat 3