Moving to France with your children and unsure which class your child should attend? Welcome to our guide to French school classes and grades.
Trying to determine which school grade your child should attend in their new school system is often one of the most challenging aspects of moving into a foreign school system. France, the UK and the US all have their own school grade structures.
Here is a list of school grade equivalents in France vs. the UK and vs. the US for your reference. Please keep in mind though that each child has its own ability and capacity, and a mere school grade equivalent is not always the best deciding factor in where a child will best be suited.
|5||Maternelle Grande||Year 1||Kindergarten|
|6||C.P.||Year 2||1st Grade|
|7||C.E. 1||Year 3||2nd Grade|
|8||C.E. 2||Year 4||3rd Grade|
|9||C.M. 1||Year 5||4th Grade|
|10||C.M. 2||Year 6||5th Grade|
|11||6ème||Year 7||6th Grade|
|12||5ème||Year 8||7th Grade|
|13||4ème||Year 9||8th Grade|
|14||3ème||Year 10||9th Grade|
|15||2ème||Year 11||10th Grade|
|16||1ère||Year 12||11th Grade|
|17||Terminale||Year 13||12th Grade|