Admission Placement and Information

    Grade Placement Information for Transferring Students

    The Banjul American Embassy School provides an accredited American style education. There is a numbering difference between the British year system and the American system. We will use the scale below for purposes of grade level placement at BAES for students coming from British-based educational systems.

    Age by September 1stU.S.A-Base Grade LevelBritish-Base Year Level
    Pre-K 1 or 2
    3 or 4 years PreSchool Nursery
    Elementary School 5 Kindergarten 1
    6 1 2
    7 2 3
    8 3 4
    9 4 5
    10 5 6
    Middle School 11 6 7
    12 7 8
    13 8 9
    High School 14 9 (Freshman) 10(IGCSE or A Level Year1)
    15 10 (Sophormore) 11(IGCSE or A Level Year2)
    16 11 (Junior) 12(IE or A Level Year1)
    17 12 (Senior) 13(IE or A Level Year2)


    Information for Students and Parents Transferring from Systems with Alternate Calendars

    Some national school systems (particularly in the southern hemisphere) have different start/finish dates than the Banjul American Embassy School and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. If a child has just finished the equivalent of our grade six in one system in December, for example, and is transferring in January, we recommend that the student complete the grade six with his/her peers at the Banjul American Embassy School.

    Appropriate Ages for Grade Level Placement for 2015–2016

    The Banjul American Embassy School uses October 1st as the cut-off date to determine the age-appropriate grade level for children. Find the month your child was born in the left column and go to the right to the year your child was born. The age-appropriate grade level for your child is at the top.

    Elementary School

    PK1PK2KGGrade1Grade2Grade3Grade4Grade5
    January 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
    February 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
    March 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
    April 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
    May 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
    June 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
    July 2012 2011 2010 2006 2008 2007 2006 2005
    August 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
    September 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
    October 2012/11 2011/10 2010/09 2009/08 2008/07 2007/06 2006/05 2005/04
    November 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
    December 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

    Middle School and High School

    Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
    January 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    February 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    March 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    April 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    May 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    June 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    July 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    August 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    September 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    Octomber 2004/03 2003/02 2002/01 2001/00 2000/1999 1999/98 1998/97
    November 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
    December 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997