Cairo American College
PO Box 39, Maadi, Cairo, 11431, Egypt
Tel: (+20) 2 755-5555.
Fax: (+20) 2 519 6584
National, IB, US curricula.
1330 students, 4-19 yrs
Located on an 11-acre site, the Cairo American College offers a rigorous
educational program which follows an academic US standards-referenced
curriculum model. International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement
courses are offered in the high school and, starting in 11th grade,
students may elect to pursue an International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Instruction is in English. Modern world languages include: Arabic,
French and Spanish, which are taught in grades 3 -12. Instruction
in English as a Second Language is offered in grades 1-10. Modern
Standard Arabic for native speakers is available in Grades 1 through
12. There is no religious instruction. Studies also include the history
and culture of Egypt. Ninety to ninety-five percent of the school's
graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States
or other countries. In April 2001, Cairo American College was re-accredited
by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
During the 2002-2003 academic year the 170-member faculty held
62 baccalaureate, 99 master's and 10 doctoral degrees. Approximately
62% of the faculty are US citizens; the others are Egyptian and
third country nationals. Fifty two percent of the students were
US citizens, 15% were Egyptian and the remaining 33% represented
over 61 different nationalities.
The elementary school at Cairo American College is located in a
constellation of buildings that include administrative offices,
classrooms, an educational resource center, counseling offices and
the school's health clinic. The middle school is located in a large
building that includes administrative and counseling offices, classrooms,
science and computer laboratories, and the school store. The high
school is located in a large building that includes a library with
a 63,000 volumes, student center, administrative and counseling
offices, classrooms, as well as science and computer laboratories.
Separate buildings include a 600-seat theater, a music building,
a tech arts building, and a fine arts building. Outdoor athletic
facilities include a gymnasium, a 400--meter all-weather track,
a soccer field, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts and a
25 meter swimming pool. The main administrative and business offices
are located on the top floor of a large building shared with the
fifth grade classroom and elementary art and music with a large
multi-purpose room and lunchroom on the ground floor.
The Cairo American College operates on a rolling admissions basis.
Applicants must submit records from previous schools attended. Admission
and placement assessments are required.