Connect The Thoughts utilizes a different "breakdown" than do public or most private schools, as to the placement of students. Generally, Elementary School in the United States covers children ages 5-6 to children around 11-12 years old. Connect The Thoughts works with the students literacy first, and then their age, in order to place the student correctly.
Students who are pre-literate, or who have developed little literacy, generally do our Starter curricula. Students who are age 5-6 also generally do Starter.
Students who have developed some literacy, or who are ages 7-8, generally use our Elementary curricula.
Students who read well and who are ages 9-10 generally use our Lower School Curricula.
Students who are literate and ages 11-adult use our Upper School program.
If you are still not certain where to place your student, please read the article about placement of students here , and then use the appropriate free reading tests provided here on this site, on the "homepage" for each level except Starter. (Starter has no reading test as it's for pre-literate students.) For instance, if you click on the 'Resources & Help' tab, in the dropdown, you'll find a link to the reading test for that level. There will also be a video there describing the use of our reading tests.