International Equivalency

Different countries may have their own academic requirements. The international equivalency chart below is drawn to help you understand the grade level your child is currently in and what that looks like in the American and Brazilian educational systems.

Grade Level
EARJ /USA
July to June*
Brazil
January to December *
IB
Same as EARJ*
France
September to August*
Norway
July to June*
UK
August to June*
China
August to June*
Japan
April to March*
Argentina
March to December*
Nursery Maternal Maternel I Kindergarten Preschool Preschool Preschool Kindergarten
Pre-Kindergarten Pré-Escola I Maternel II Reception
Kindergarten Pré-Escola II Maternel III Year 1
1st Grade 1o Ano do Ensino Fundamental PYP 1 CP – Cours Préparatoires Primary School Year 2 1st Grade 1st Grade 1st Grade Elementary
2nd Grade 2o Ano do Ensino Fundamental PYP 2 CE1: Cours élémentaires Year 3 2nd Grade 2nd Grade 2nd Grade Elementary
3rd Grade 3o Ano do Ensino Fundamental PYP 3 CE2: Cours élémentaires Year 4 3rd Grade 3rd Grade 3rd Grade Elementary
4th Grade 4o Ano do Ensino Fundamental PYP 4 CM1: Cours moyen 1ère année Year 5 4th Grade 4th Grade 4th Grade Elementary
5th Grade 5o Ano do Ensino Fundamental PYP 5 CM2: Cours moyen 2ème année Year 6 5th Grade 5th Grade 5th Grade Elementary
6th Grade 6o Ano do Ensino Fundamental MYP 1 6ème Collège Year 7 6th Grade 6th Grade 6th Grade Elementary
7th Grade 7o Ano do Ensino Fundamental MYP 2 5ème Collège Year 8 7th Grade 1st Grade Junior High 7th Grade Elementary
8th Grade 8o Ano do Ensino Fundamental MYP 3 4ème Collège Junior High Year 9 8th Grade 2nd Grade Junior High 1st Grade Lower Secondary
9th Grade 9o Ano do Ensino Fundamental MYP 4 3ème Collège Year 10 9th Grade 3rd Grade Junior High 2nd Grade Lower Secondary
10th Grade 1o Ano do Ensino Médio MYP 5 2ème Collège Year 11 10th Grade 1st Grade Senior High 1st Grade Upper Secondary
11th Grade 2o Ano do Ensino Médio DP 1 1ère Collège High School** Year 12 11th Grade*** 2nd Grade Senior High 2nd Grade Upper Secondary
12th Grade 3o Ano do Ensino Médio DP 2 Terminale Year 13 N/A 3rd Grade Senior High 3rd Grade Upper Secondary

* School Year
** Norwegian system has an additional year in High School
*** Chinese system = 3 years of High School