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CityCairo
CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 24 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: E£ 357,205
to: E£ 523,143
Address: Km 38, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road Beverly Hills 6th of October City ​Egypt, 12451
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All the details about this school in their own words

We have organised the information available for this school into 10 sections and 38 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students

1160

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Most common nationality

Egyptian

Ratio of local students to international students

70% local : 30% international

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

BISC selects the pupils on ability and their potential. BISC is aware that English for the pupils who represent many nationalities may be a cause for concern, and there is some ESL provision within the school.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, Arabic

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Junior School runs a 1:1 iPad program from grade 1.
Senior School operates a Bring Your Own Device policy

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Religion is not taught in this multi-denominational school. All faiths are respected equally but there is no provision for formal worship or religious instruction.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

2022 GCSE - 94% Achieved 9-4, 56% achieved 9-7
2022 IB - Average score 35. 10 students achieved greater than 40 points.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

1 hour in Senior School

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

90%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

KG1 - KG2: observation, skills test
KG3 - G5: CAT, Reading age assessment
G6 - G10: CAT, English and maths paper
G11 - G12: CAT, Papers in English and maths

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

07:55

School finish time

15:20

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Chess, movie making, yoga, band, dance musical, Bollywood dance club, arts and crafts, sunshine dance, creative science, fashion design, poet's corner, fun food cookery club, dress up stories, playtime games, jewellery making and crafts, puzzles and brain teasers, crossfit, card games, creative writing, Irish dancing, east Asia film club, history club, dangerous ideas - public speaking.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

50m swimming pool, 1000m2 sports hall, 400m track, fitness gym, tennis courts, sports field, additional field, outdoor court.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Established in 1976, The British International School, Cairo is one of Egypt's leading academic institutions. It is renowned for the quality of its education, the care it gives to its pupils and the sheer breadth of student achievement.
BISC is a selective, co-educational day school committed to excellence in all of its activities.

Teaching approach of the school

The School’s mission is to be a vibrant international community offering an outstanding British-style education, focused on independent learning and the promotion of global citizenship.

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