The British International School, Cairo
PO Box 137, Gezira, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (+20) 2 736 5959
Fax: (+20) 2 736 4168
National, IB, UK curricula.
GCSE, IGCSE IB exams.
600 students, 3-18 yrs
The British International School Cairo was established in 1976 to
provide educational facilities based on a British curriculum and educational
principles, and to satisfy the needs of expatriate British and Anglo-Egyptians,
citizens of Commonwealth and other countries with British-based education
systems, and the children of the English-speaking Egyptian community.
The The British International School, Cairo is an entirely private,
fee-financed, non-profit making Society authorised by the Ministry
of Social Affairs. It is situated in Zamalek, a residential area
close to the centre of the city.
About one quarter of the 604 pupils are British and the rest are
made up of approximately 53 other nationalities, ranging from three
year-olds in the Nursery to 18-year-olds in Upper Sixth.
Entry to the Primary School is by selection tests and in the Senior
School there is the need to assess the potential to embark on GCSE
and International Baccalaureate courses. Classes do not exceed 24
pupils and overall staffing is 1:11.
The British International School, Cairo premises, which are on
five floors, have been modernized and the upward extension houses
the Primary classes. It is well equipped with new laboratories,
music centre, libraries, resource centre and specialist rooms. An
extension to provide an IT/Computer Department, a new library and
other specialist facilities was built in 1995-96.There are two gymnastic
and two astro-turf areas in the school complex, but the sporting
facilities of the Gezira Sporting Club are used extensively by the
physical education department. Many extra-curricular activities
are offered and students are expected to participate in as many
of these as possible. The school uses the National Nature Reserve
at Ras Mohammed for environmental studies. The International Award
The The British International School, Cairo year begins in September
and finishes at the end of June with holidays including normal Christian
and Muslim feasts.