Elementary Class Placement

Early Childhood Program 

Most QSI schools operate 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool programs. Some QSI schools operate 2-year-old programs. 

  • If a two-year-old program is available, students are allowed to enter the program if they are 2 years old on or before 1 November of the same school year. Students entering the 2-year-old program are required be toilet trained prior to admission into the program. 

Elementary Class Assignments 

  • 5-year-old class students are placed with their age group, however, they are assessed for achievement in Mathematics and Literacy (Reading and Writing) at admission to the 5-year-old class program and are placed at their achievement level for these courses. Example: A 5-year-old class student achieving at the 6-year-old level in Literacy is provided 6-year-old Literacy instruction, either in the homeroom class or by moving to join the 6-year-old class for the Literacy periods. For all other classes (PE, Music, Science, etc.) the student is in class with children of his or her age level. 
  • For the 6-year-old class through the 13-year-old class, students are assessed in Mathematics and Literacy (Reading and Writing), and are placed at achievement level for these courses. For homeroom and all other courses, students are placed by age. Example: A 7-year-old student achieving at the 8-year-old level in Literacy is provided 8-year-old Literacy instruction by joining the 8-year-old class for the Literacy periods. For all other classes the student is with the 7-year-old class.