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Egypt’s public education system is a leader in Africa and the Arab world. Since the 1990s the Egyptian government has invested heavily in the development of the education system, from pre-school all the way up to university level. As a result Cairo is now an education hub, not just for Egypt, but for northern Africa and even the Middle East too.

International schools in Cairo are equally well regarded, and with plenty of diplomatic activity in the city there is a large and active expat community. So if you were considering spending a few years in the home of the Pyramids, your child’s education needs will be more than covered.

English-speaking curricula and European curricula are very well represented in Cairo’s international schools, but be aware that those from other parts of the world - particularly Asia - are not. The majority of schools cater for children from age 3 or 4 right up to 18, but some offer primary education only. If you plan on staying in Cairo long-term be sure to check this and factor it into your school search.

Cairo has been expanding rapidly over the past few decades, with new urban developments created outside the original city to ease congestion and crowding. Because of this, there are a few different clusters of international schools throughout Egypt’s capital.

Maadi is a highly popular district for expats and has an array of international schools. Sheik Zayed city, one of the newest developed areas west of Cairo centre, is where you’ll find some of the newly established schools. There is a smaller cluster of schools in central Cairo, but the biggest choice can be found in ‘New Cairo’, essentially a second city east of Cairo covering 30,000 hectares.

International schools in Cairo are generally geared towards students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. The vast majority of students will be from the expat community - as Egypt has a very good public education system, locals have little reason to send their children to international schools. For expats however, the language barrier at local schools is a significant hurdle. International schools also offer better consistency in education and curricula should you move elsewhere after a few years.

The admissions process is much like international schools in other parts of the world. If English is not your child’s first language they may need to sit a language test. You will be expected to provide previous grades for your child, and you should most definitely expect waiting lists. No matter where you’re moving from or how long you’ll be staying, you should apply to your chosen school as early as possible before your move.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Cairo. However, there are another 73 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Cairo based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Cairo

Out of a total of 83 International Schools in Cairo.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

New Cairo British International School

NCBIS is a truly international school which offers a high standard of education to over 60 nationalities. We are a warm, friendly community and the warmth is evident as you enter the campus where you are met by an array of world flags proudly representing our many nationalities, but ‘one culture’ and one whole school ethos.
We are an Non-profit school meaning that all revenues are reinvested in the school for the benefit of the students, while most Cairo schools are privately owned.
We are a family Sized school from Primary to Secondary, NCBIS school fits all the Educational stages. One school for all the family
The school follows the British National Curriculum alongside a bespoke provision in the primary school alongside our Dutch Stream which follows the National Programme. The British National Curriculum is followed in the secondary school with the option for students to take the IB Diploma Programme as an alternative to A Levels.
NCBIS boasts professional staff and we currently employs over 85 expatriate teachers with the majority of these from the United Kingdom.
Parents’ Group: We have an active Parents’ Group, which is both a fundraiser for, and supporter of, our (CAS) programme.
NCBIS has Accreditations and regular inspections by ISI, CIS, and the IBO, as well as by the Dutch authorities. These provide us with constant, invaluable feedback for improvement.
Curriculum
IB, British, Dutch
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: E£ 157,795
to: E£ 288,979

Rahn Schulen Kairo

Rahn Schulen Kairo is a German IB school in Cairo.
As an independent and non-profit educational institution with German roots, RSK combines modern education with traditional values ​​and virtues. RSK encourages students to develop their personal, social and academic skills and talents.
Curriculum
IB, German
Language of instruction
German
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

Maadi British International School

Maadi British International School is a well-established and highly respected school in Cairo, offering first-class education to expatriate children.
The highly experienced British staff and small class sizes ensure individual attention, excellence in teaching and enjoyment of learning. MBIS' children also benefit from specialist teachers in Computing, music, second languages, drama and PE. MBIS combines high standards with a rich and broad range of learning experiences based on the English National Curriculum.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 16
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: E£ 148,179
to: E£ 283,546

The International School of Choueifat - Cairo

Founded in 1995, The International School of Choueifat – Cairo is a member of the SABIS® Network.
SABIS® is a global education network that has an active presence in 20 countries on five continents.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

Lycée Albert Camus

Children attending French schools abroad are welcomed from an early age in a caring, intercultural, French-speaking and multilingual environment, and follow an exceptional academic path with attention paid to their well-being and language skills.
Curriculum
French
Language of instruction
French
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: E£ 112,500
to: E£ 142,700

The International School of Egypt

Integrity, commitment, communication, open doors, cooperation, quality of education, care and love.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
Reviews
(1 review)

Aspire International School

Our school is providing the British system while implementing the IB ideology. Our main target at Aspire International School is not only to offer the knowledge but to build the character by instilling values in our students and developing needed skills aligning with the challenges of the 21st century, the fourth industrial revolution, and the upcoming aspirations.
Aspire school is not just any school, it is designed and built to be the heart of the community, serving it inside and outside, with our partner parents in each step of the way, hand in hand, with a common vision, unifying our efforts for the service of the upcoming generations.
At Aspire, our premises allow us to seek, highlight, and develop the uniqueness of each student. Each pupil’s individuality is marked, motivated, enhanced, and supported. We recruit a distinguished qualified and certified staff passionate to inspire, to involve, to engage, to challenge, and to support the growth of special individuals to become future global citizens.
We challenge our learners to be risk-takers and seek beyond traditional expectations. With every individual aspect properly supported, mentored, and career-based educated, our students become ready to succeed in the world of work in the future.
Our recruited aspirers are inquirers, thinkers, creative, critical thinkers, and outstanding communicators.
At Aspire, our learners are supported with the latest and up-to-date innovative tech tools which will allow them to grow as digital leaders. They will be guided with steady steps towards new altitudes of social, emotional, and academic flourishing, all this while their safety and well-being are at supreme importance.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 11
This school does not make their fees public.

Carleton College

We are an international and open-minded, caring environment that is proud of the Egyptian traditions, culture and heritage. Our students become agents of positive change and are empowered within a safe environment to achieve.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 12
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: E£ 75,000
to: E£ 136,500
Reviews
(1 review)
Curriculum
American, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
Reviews
(2 reviews)

Kent College West Cairo

Our Vision
Developing the full potential of each individual.
Our Mission
To develop happy pupils, in an engaging, enabling and empowering environment, based on traditional core values, in pursuit of career readiness and excellence.
Our Values
Integrity, Tolerance and Respect.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

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