El Alsson and the English Academy International School
1400 students, aged 4 - 18 British International curriculum
GCSE,AS & A-level,
Egyptian National curriculum. 160 staff
PO Box 13, Embaba, Cairo, 12411, Egypt
Tel: (+20) 2 388 8510
Fax: (+20) 2 386 8414
INTRODUCTION. The El Alsson school is located near to the Great Pyramids
of Giza, 30 minutes drive from central Cairo.
CURRICULUM. British curriculum from early years to GCSE, AS and
A-Level or Egyptian National curriculum leading to grades 10-12
STAFF. 160 staff incl. 60 expatriate (mainly British) staff responsible
for the British section.
FACILITIES. Purpose built school on a 5.5 acre green site. Excellent
libraries, ICT suites, 7 science labs, drama studio and theatre,
5 art studios, large sports field, gymnasium, music, +all nexcessary
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY. September to June. School works Sunday
to Thursday 8.00am to 3.00pm
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY. To provide quality and breadth of educational
opportunities in an envirnoment that demands high expectations from
students and teachers.
El Alsson and the English Academy International School offers co-educational
English medium education to Egyptian and expatriate children. The
school has good facilities and is well-resourced, and students have
successes entering top universities and faculties in Egypt and abroad.
The El Alsson and the English Academy International School was
established in 1982 as a private English school, licensed by the
Egyptian Ministry of Education. In 1992, in response to numerous
requests by parents for an alternative style of education to the
Ministry's National programme, the 'English Academy International'
section was opened, offering the British curriculum leading to GCSE,
A/S and A-Levels. The school has two clear tracks: the Egyptian
National leading to the Sanawi'ama exam, and the International,
leading to GCSE, AS and A-Level.
The two sections of the El Alsson and the English Academy International
School share the same buildings and facilities and teaching staff
are a mixture of Egyptian and expatriate teachers (mainly British)
working together. All children entering the school in Reception
and Year 1 (ages 4 and 5) follow the English Curriculum for two
years, and thereafter parents decide whether they want their children
to continue with an international education or switch to the Egyptian
Ministry of Education National programme.
In 2000 the El Alsson and the English Academy International School
introduced the Edexcel GCSE, A/S and A-Level programme as an alternative
to the examination-based IGCSEs. This programme has become extremely
popular and well received by both students and parents. For expatriate
or Egyptian/Middle Eastern children coming to Egypt from an English
curriculum, EA is able to provide a familiar programme, with a wide
range of subjects available, taught by experienced UK teachers.
For native speakers of Arabic, the school includes a good Arabic
and religion programme (Islam or Christianity) in the Internaitonal
section which meets the requirements of Egyptian State universities.
For non-Arabic speakers there is an AFL (Arabic as a Foreign Language)
programme which can lead to a GCSE.