Early Learning


Grade Equivalencies

Early Learning at The Awty International School includes students who will be between the ages of three and five by the start of the school year and corresponds to the following grade level designations:

  American System French system british system
Ages 3-4 Pre-Kindergarten 3 (PK3)* Petite Section (PS)* Nursery
Ages 4-5 Pre-Kindergarten 4 (PK4)** Moyenne Section (MS) Reception
Ages 5-6 Kindergarten (K)*** Grande Section (GS) Year 1

Age Requirements

For the PK3 program, students must be three years old on or before August 15 of their entry year.

For the PK4 program, students must be four years old on or before August 15 of their entry year.

For the Kindergarten program, students must be five years old on or before August 15 of their entry year.

Dual Language Immersion

The Early Learning division offers a robust language immersion program in either French or Spanish. In PK3 and PK4, students choose between French or Spanish as their primary immersion language, and receive additional instruction in English.

In Kindergarten, the language of instruction alternates daily with students either learning in English and French or English and Spanish.


  • PK3 is the main point of entry to Awty with 75 places.
  • PK4 openings are extremely limited and preference is given to children already affiliated with Awty.
  • K is an entry point with new enrollment of about 30 students.

International Applicants

We understand that applying from outside of the United States can be complicated. While we recommend visiting Awty after submitting your application, we will work with you to facilitate your application should you run into any obstacles meeting the application requirements.


Telephone: 713-580-0579
Fax: 713-686-4956
Email: admissions@awty.org

Director of Admissions

Assistant Director of Admissions

Assistant Director of Admissions

Office and Data Manager