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Comparison of Ages and Grade Levels

Below you will find a table of ages and grade levels of Primary students at Odense International School compared with the Danish school system, the UK, Australia, and the USA.

Please note that all placement decisions are determined in the weeks after a student's arrival and are subjected to observation by the teaching team.

Our academic year starts in mid-August and ends at the end of June. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email the OIS office.


Age in Years Odense International School Danish School System United Kingdom Australia & USA
4–5 Preschool Børnehave Reception Pre-School & Pre-K
5–6 Primary 1 Forårs SFO/0. klasse Year 1 Kindergarten
6–7 Primary 2 1. klasse Year 2 Year 1 & 1st Grade
7–8 Primary 3 2. klasse Year 3 Year 2 & 2nd Grade
8–9 Primary 4 3. klasse Year 4 Year 3 & 3rd Grade
9–10 Primary 5 4. klasse Year 5 Year 4 & 4th Grade
10–11 Primary 6 5. klasse Year 6 Year 5 & 5th Grade