The Lower School includes children ages seven through 11 and corresponds to the following grade level designations:
|American system||french system||british system|
|Ages 7-8||2nd Grade||CE1||Year 3|
|Ages 8-9||3rd Grade||CE2||Year 4|
|Ages 9-10||4th Grade||CM1||Year 5|
|Ages 10-11||5th Grade||CM2||Year 6|
Dual Language Immersion
In 2nd/CE1 through 4th/CM1, the curriculum is delivered through a 60/40 dual language immersion model with the core subjects delivered in either English, French, or Spanish (60% of the instructional time), and the specialty classes, accounting for 40% of the instructional time, (i.e. Art, Physical Education, Technology, Second Language) taught in the immersion language.
In 5th grade, all students study a second language for five or six periods each week.
Please indicate your language preference on the application form.
- 2nd-5th Grade: Openings are limited and based on attrition with new enrollment of 0 to 5 students per grade.
- CE1-CM2: Openings are usually available with new enrollment of about 10 students per grade.
As an international school, we do expect some amount of mobility in our population, but we are not able to guarantee the number of places that will be available in any given grade.
We understand that applying from outside of the United States can be complicated. While we recommend visiting Awty and Houston during the application process, we will work with you to facilitate your application should you run into any obstacles meeting the application requirements.