Grades 1 – 6 (Nigerian equivalent is Primary 1 – 6)
Semesters: September to January = First semester; January to March or April = Second semester; March or April to June = Third semester
Elementary covers the first six years of compulsory education, and the curriculum focuses on basic subjects such as mathematics, sciences, languages, social studies, physical education and introductory arts and health, which are all necessary for the child to function and be a useful member of society.
NB – For immigrant parents with children within this age group, it is advisable to bring documents such as transcripts/report cards, course outlines, and even samples of the child’s previous schoolwork. These documents will help school staff to determine the appropriate grade in which to place the child.