Pre-1A is a grade in the Jewish day school structure of education, mainly in the United States of America.

Jewish Day School Grade Structure

The system in the US Jewish day school system is as follows:

Early Childhood: "Mommy and Me", Gesher, Nursery, Kindergarten*, Pre-1A,

Elementary School: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,

Middle School: 6th, 7th, 8th,

Pre-1A is the equivalent of Kindergarten in the United States. And Kindergarten* is the equivalent of Pre-K.


Pre-1A is one of the most vital grades in the day school system. In Pre-1A students learn to read and write Hebrew, as well as read and write English. The pressure is very high for such a young age, therefore, many students must retake Pre-1A if not successful during the year, being that it is very vital for a Jewish student's future success in his or her educational career.