School Age Calculator United States (USA)

Want to check your child's eligibility for admission to the entry classes in United States (USA). Select state/province of United States (USA) and date of birth below to find out school admission age for your child to begin kindergarten/Preschool and primary school.

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What is entry age for Kindergarten in USA?

In the USA, different states have a different kindergarten age range for kids. In most of the states a child should be 5 years old as on or before September 1 for admission to Kindergarten.

  • Thirty-five states and Puerto Rico have kindergarten entrance cut-off dates between August 31 and October 16.
  • Only five states (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Michigan and Vermont), the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have cut-off dates between December 1 and January 1.
  • Another six states (Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) leave the entrance-age question up to local district decision.

Education is compulsory for all children, but the age at which one can discontinue schooling varies by state and is from 14 to 18 years old.

What is the school level system in USA?

There are 4 stages in USA education levels

  1. Pre-K (Pre School) – for 3 to 5 years old – Early education – It is not compulsory
  2. Elementary(Primary School) – Starts at age 5 or 6 – Kindergarten to Grade 5
  3. Middle School or Junior High – Grade 6 to 8
  4. High School or Senior High School(Secondary School) – Grade 9 to 12

State Statutes Regarding Kindergarten

Statewise requirements for kindergarten entrance

StateCompulsory school ageKindergarten entrance age
Alabama65 on or before 9/1
Alaska75 on or before 9/1
Arizona65 on or before 8/31
Arkansas55 on or before 8/1
California65 on or before 9/1
Colorado65 on or before 10/1
Connecticut55 on or before 1/1
Delaware55 on or before 8/31
District of Columbia55 on or before 9/30
Florida65 on or before 9/1
Georgia65 by 9/1
Hawaii55 on or before 7/31
Idaho75 on or before 9/1
Illinois65 on or before 9/1
Indiana75 on or before 8/1
Iowa65 by 9/15
Kansas75 on or before 8/31
Kentucky65 on or before 7/31
Louisiana75 by 9/30
Maine65 on or before 10/15
Maryland55 by 9/1
Massachusetts6Each district may
establish its own
permissible age for
school attendance
Michigan65 by 9/1
Minnesota75 on or before 9/1
Mississippi65 on or before 9/1
Missouri75 on or before 7/31
Montana75 on or before 9/10
Nebraska65 on or before 9/30
Nevada75 on or before 9/30
New Hampshire6Not specified in
statute or regulation
New Jersey6Local education
agency (LEA) option
New Mexico55 on or before 9/1
New York6Local education
agency (LEA) option
North Carolina75 on or before 8/31
North Dakota75 on or before 7/31
Ohio6Local education
agency (LEA) option
Oklahoma55 on or before 9/1
Oregon65 on or before 9/1
Pennsylvania6Local education
agency (LEA) option
Rhode Island55 on or before 9/1
South Carolina55 on or before 9/1
South Dakota55 on or before 9/1
Tennessee65 on or before 8/15
Texas65 on or before 9/1
Utah65 on or before 9/1
Virginia55 on or before 9/30
Washington85 on or before 8/31
West Virginia65 on or before 8/31
Wisconsin65 on or before 9/1
Wyoming75 on or before 9/15

Grade/Class Age Equivalent Chart by Country

You can use the below international grade comparision chart for age and grade comparision by popular countries.

Age of ChildEngland & WalesScotlandUSAAustraliaIndiaThailandKoreaMalaysiaSwedenJapanSpain
3NurseryPlaygroupPre-schoolPre-schoolNurseryEarly ChildhoodKinderPlaygroupPre-schoolNursery1º Educación infantil
4ReceptionNurseryPre-schoolPre-schoolKG 1KinderKinderKinderPre-schoolPre-Kinder2º Educación infantil
5Year 1P1KinderKinderKG 2KinderKinderKinderPre-schoolKinder3º Educación infantil
6Year 2P2Grade 1Year 1Grade 1Pratom 1Grade 1Star. 1Skolar 1Grade 11º Primaria
7Year 3P3Grade 2Year 2Grade 2Pratom 2Grade 2Star. 2Skolar 2Grade 2 2º Primaria
8Year 4P4Grade 3Year 3Grade 3Pratom 3Grade 3Star. 3Skolar 3Grade 3 3º Primaria
9Year 5P5Grade 4Year 4Grade 4Pratom 4Grade 4Star. 4Skolar 4Grade 4 4º Primaria
10Year 6P6Grade 5Year 5Grade 5Pratom 5Grade 5Star. 5Skolar 5Grade 5 5º Primaria
11Year 7P7Grade 6Year 6Grade 6Pratom 6Grade 6Star. 6Skolar 6Grade 6 6º Primaria
12Year 8P8Grade 7Year 7Grade 7Matayom 1MS 1Form 1Skolar 7Lower 1 1º ESO
13Year 9P9Grade 8Year 8Grade 8Matayom 2MS 2Form 2Skolar 8Lower 22º ESO
14Year 10P10Grade 9Year 9Grade 9Matayom 3MS 3Form 3Skolar 9Lower 33º ESO
15Year 11P11Grade 10Year 10Grade 10Matayom 4HS 1Form 41 anHigh 14º ESO
16Year 12P12Grade 11Year 11Grade 11Matayom 5HS 2Form 52 anHigh 21º Bachillerato
17Year 13P13Grade 12Year 12Grade 12Matayom 6HS 3Form 63 anHigh 32º Bachillerato

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