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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 the top 10 international schools in Cairo according to our users. However, there are another 86 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 96 International Schools in Cairo.

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

Aspire International School

Aspire International School offers the internationally respected British Education System, which provides a future-focused education whilst nurturing creativity and confidence in our students. High-quality teaching, inspirational experiences, and innovative resources ensure your child develops a lifelong love of learning.
Aspire is dedicated to working in partnership with parents and students to provide a world-class learning environment that develops students as inquiring, knowledgeable, creative, and caring citizens who are prepared and ready to meet the demanding challenges of a rapidly changing global society.

Our mission is to create a blend of innovation and tradition, that ensures Aspire maintains an atmosphere where children can enjoy their education and fulfill their goals.

Our vision is to provide a premium world-class education and learning perspective that embraces our values and qualifies our students to compete globally.
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 15
This school does not make their fees public.

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 - 2023/2024
from: E£ 429,376
to: E£ 786,322

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 15
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: E£ 60,000
to: E£ 115,000
Reviews
(1 review)

The Royal British International School

The Royal British International School aspires to be an exceptionally elite educational institution, by establishing an exemplary reputation for excellence. Our school strives to implement a model programme of high merit, abiding by the standards of the British International Educational methodology, while reflecting our own cultural values and heritage.
We aim to enrich our students of multicultural backgrounds, delicately bearing in mind their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Each and every student is valued and highly honoured for who they are. Our students are naturally empowered to explore their aptitudes, deepen their knowledge and enhance their competence to meet the challenges of the real world.
A select team of highly qualified educationists, chosen not only for their proficiency within their fields of expertise, but rather for their competence in leading our students through their journey of learning and shaping their young minds into becoming well-rounded life-long learners; while maintaining everyone’s individuality.
A graceful, sophisticated and distinguished school premises with unique potentials designed to house diverse extracurricular activities aimed to enrich the artist and the athlete within each child.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

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
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: E£ 87,930
to: E£ 138,860

NIS Schools

To choose NIS is to choose a school that is committed to continual improvement in every aspect of our educational journey. The commitment of NIS to life-long learning for its students is reflected in the dedication of our teachers and staff to grow and learn every day. For NIS, your child's educational journey is our passion.
Curriculum
IB, American, British, French
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: E£ 70,500
to: E£ 140,800
Reviews
(9 reviews)

Merryland International School

Merryland International School is a British school founded in 2020.
MIS follows a British Curriculum using Active Learning methods integrated with a Character Building programme, to inspire its pupils to become confident leaders.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 16
This school does not make their fees public.

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.

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)

Green Land Pré Vert International School

Green Land International Schools aims to contribute to making the world a better place by providing a distinctive high-quality IB continuum education in English and in French. It is the only IB world school authorized to offer the three IB programmes from K-12 in both languages.
This inclusive education is conceptual, inquiry-based and learner-centered to enhance curiosity, intercultural understanding and respect, while fostering the learners’ feeling of belonging to their culture and mother tongue.
GPIS promotes learner agency, self-efficacy, global citizenship and responsible actions. It equips its community members with the necessary skills to become independent, passionate, lifelong learners and problem-solvers who can successfully lead initiatives to improve the environment and to develop the local and international community.
GPIS community members are committed to continuously ensure quality by meeting the international standards, improve their performance and develop their profile to reach excellence. It creates one family culture that enables its members to learn collaboratively towards a unified mission in an atmosphere of genuine satisfaction, care and love.
Curriculum
IB
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
Reviews
(1 review)

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