Escola Concept follows a southern hemisphere calendar in which the school year begins in February and ends in December.

Our learners come from a variety of school systems and calendar years. To simplify the process for parents, please refer to the table below to give you an idea of where your child would place when correlating age to grade level.

In all cases, final enrollment and grade placement are subject to evaluation of the complete process by our Enrollment Team.

Ensuring that students are placed in the most accurate grade level is our main goal. Escola Concept will take into consideration the analysis of previous academic success verified by school records, age, previous grade level placement, maturity (physical and social development), academic achievement, school attendance, and consistent educational experience. Once learners are enrolled, our educational team will  observe them to ensure their grade placement is the most appropriate.

Escola Concept carefully reviews all academic records and communicates with the previous school as appropriate. In most cases, no additional information is required. There are times, however, when the Enrollment Team does require additional assessments, information, and interviews with the learner and the and family. If additional assessments are required, parents will be expected to facilitate such assessments and possible costs.


Escola Concept Age Requirement
cut off date- March 31st
São Paulo and Ribeirão Preto:
cut off date- June 30th
Escola Concept Grade
Early Childhood 1+ Toddlers 1;
Early Childhood 2+ Toddlers 2
Early Childhood 3+ Pre-K3
Early Childhood 4+ Pre-K4
Early Childhood 5+ Kindergarten
Lower School 6+ Grade 1
Lower School 7+ Grade 2
Lower School 8+ Grade 3
Lower School 9+ Grade 4
Lower School 10+ Grade 5
Middle School 11+ Grade 6
Middle School 12+ Grade 7
Middle School 13+ Grade 8
Middle School 14+ Grade 9


School year: February-December

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