Best 10 International Schools in Cairo

International Education in Cairo

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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 63 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 73 International Schools in Cairo.

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

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.
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New Cairo British International School

IB Certified School:The IB supports schools and teachers to provide a rigorous, high-quality education, offering professional development.
International Community: NCBIS is a truly international community with more than 60 nationalities represented in its student population.
Professional Staff: NCBIS currently employs over 85 expatriate teachers. Whilst the majority of these come from the United Kingdom.
Parents’ Group: We have an active Parents’ Group, which is both a fundraiser for, and supporter of, our (CAS) programme.
CAS Programme: CAS stands for Creativity, Activity, Service. All IB students must complete the program throughout their IB Diploma
Family Size School: From Primary to Secondary, NCBIS school fits all the Educational stages. One school for all the family.
A warm, caring and friendly community commented upon by all accreditation agencies and visitors. You feel
the warmth as you enter the campus, and are met by an array of world flags, proudly representing our
many nationalities, but “one culture” and one whole-school ethos.
So what makes NCBIS special :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.
Accreditation 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.
We are providing a high quality educational provision within the British and Dutch national education systems, using the educational philosophies of the Primary Years Programme and Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
Curriculum
IB, British, Dutch
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: E£ 136,819
to: E£ 250,564
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Lycée Albert Camus

Lycée Albert Camus is a French international school.
Curriculum
French
Language of instruction
French
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: E£ 93,250
to: E£ 117,000
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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 14
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: E£ 76,842
to: E£ 265,642
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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.
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Lycée Francais du Caire

More information on www.lfcaire.org
Curriculum
French
Language of instruction
French
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: E£ 55,661
to: E£ 93,480
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Malvern College Egypt

Malvern College Egypt holds a firm commitment to absolute and fundamental values that have stood the test of time. While we refer to them as “Malvern Qualities” they are as relevant in the town of Malvern UK as they are in our city of Cairo. It is through our common emphasis on these values that pupils across the Malvern family of schools will leave well-prepared as global citizens who are ready to both understand and solve issues facing our world in the 21th Century.
Resilience
Showing persistence and perseverance in the face of difficulty. Having the ability to face challenges with confidence and with good humour. Being able to respond positively to setbacks and to see them as an opportunity to learn.
Self-awareness
Being reflective about the process of learning and what we do. Showing an awareness of both strengths and weaknesses and taking responsibility for personal development.
Open mindedness
Being open-minded to the wide range of beliefs, opinions and cultures that make up the modern world and yet having the strength of character to stand by one’s own. Showing respect and acceptance to those who hold contrary views and the intellectual flexibility to see others’ points of view. Having a global outlook and actively contributing to a multi-cultural society.
Kindness
Recognising that kindness and consideration are an essential part of a civilised society and a happy community. Acting with compassion and showing empathy towards those in difficulty.
Collaboration
Demonstrating an awareness that collaboration is a vital skill in society. Working with others to bring about the greater good and to offer service. Showing generosity towards other opinions and ideas and an ability to recognise that other ideas may be better than one’s own. Working together to learn.
Risk taking
Demonstrating a confident, imaginative and innovative approach to what is possible. Pushing oneself both mentally and physically in unfamiliar situations. Showing curiosity and creativity to explore new ideas and opportunities.
Curiosity
Having an inquisitive and investigative attitude.
Ambition
Being forward-thinking with a vision of the future and showing the determination and courage to follow this path.
Independence
Showing self-reliance and resourcefulness in all actions.
Integrity
Showing the strength of character to be an honest and trustworthy member of society and to stand by one’s beliefs. Being willing to accept personal responsibility where things go wrong and to learn from mistakes when they occur. Demonstrating intellectual honesty by acknowledging sources of information and ideas.
Humility
Having awareness of one’s strengths and abilities but with a sense of modesty. Recognising the distinction and benefits of a Malvern College education, making the most of the opportunities it provides and understanding with sensitivity and humility that others do not enjoy the same advantages.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 17
This school does not make their fees public.
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Evolution International School

At Evolution, we are passionate about progressive education. The traditional classroom of the past is not fit for the needs of the 21st century. As society evolves there must be an evolution in education to prepare our children for the modern world. We want families to be our partners in learning, to take that journey with us in educating children so that they have the skills and confidence needed to make a significant contribution to society. After thirty years in education and experience in many different systems, we have come to realise that our young people have a huge capacity to learn if only we give them the skills and independence to realise their potential. We want students to experience the joy of learning and to have opportunities opened to them which were never available before.
We live in a time of rapid technological change and our education system must evolve to keep pace with this. This is why we created Evolution International School.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 14
Yearly fees - 2018/2019
from: E£ 91,500
to: E£ 101,700
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Cairo American College

Cairo American College is an independent coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities.
CAC is a world class learning environment that affirms the voice, passions and talents of students and inspires them to use their hearts and minds as global citizens.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: E£ 188,904
to: E£ 417,163
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The British International School, Cairo

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.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: E£ 189,069
to: E£ 276,879
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