Schools here in the USA are as follows:
Kindergarten is age 5 yrs.
1st grade through 5 elementary school.
6th grade through 8th grade is Middle School or Junior High.
9th grade through 12th grade is Senoir High school.
If a child goes to school before 5 yrs old it is called preschool.
Coolege is after they have graduated from the 12th grade.
When a child starts school in kindergarten he or she has to be 5
yrs of age before December 1 of that year or they have to wait until
the next year. Some parents keep their 5 yr olds at home if they
won't be five until the middle of November to December 1st as they
often are not mature enough to leave mom's side.
College here is usually 2 to 4 years plus another 4 for specialty
such as Doctors, Attorneys, Nurses and etc.
Date forwarded: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 06:24:23 -0800 (PST)
From: "Jayne" <sjmchugh(a)vaxxine.com>
Subject: Infants, Juniors and Seniors
Date sent: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 09:28:56 -0500
Forwarded by: NOTTSGEN-L(a)rootsweb.com
I am in Canada and the way I relate to my school days in England is as
An "infant" school is like our early grade school except in England kids go
to school at the age of 5 (sometimes earlier) not 6 like here so I guess
"infant" school would be Kindergarten to Grade 2.
"Juniors" is like our middle grades Grade 3 to Grade 6 almost like our
Elementry schools I guess.
Then there is "Seniors" which would be Grade 7 to Grade 11.
When I was applying for my immigrant papers to come to Canada 16 years ago I
was told that I had a Grade 12 equivalant education because I took 'O'
levels (didn't bother with 'A' levels but wish I had now). 'A'
are equivalent to a Grade 13/OAC education in England which is what my
I am not sure of the US education system but hopefully because our grade
system seems to be similiar this should help some.
>Being from the U.S., there are a great many terms that go through these
>mailing lists that I am not familiar with. Could someone elaborate on
>the definition of "infant school" and "junior school" ? I
conjur up a
>couple different ideas! :-)
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