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Egypt schoolsThis list gives you a snapshot overview of schools in Cairo that are considered by English-speaking expats... sometimes chosen by parents and sometimes not.  

If we haven't reviewed a school, it may just mean we haven't found enough parents yet to give us the reliable reports indicating a full write-up is warranted. 

Schools selected for a full GSGI review are indicated below with  next to their names.

Al Alsson School

Saqqara Road

Tel: (20) 2 3388 8510
Fax: (20) 2 3386 8414

On outskirts of Cairo with British and American streams and Egyptian language programme. 1400 pupils from Kindergarten through age 18.

The American International School in Egypt

5th Settlement
East Mubarak Police Academy
New Cairo City

Tel: (+20) 2 617 4001
Fax: (+202) 617 4002

Coeducational, ages 3-18.  1,100 students from kindergarten to Grade 12. On outskirts of Cairo,  offers American curriculum as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.1Current enrollment of 1,020 pupils representing over 30 nationalities. 

The British International School, Cairo (BISC)

5 El Yemeni Street

Tel: (+202) 736 5959/735 6674
(+202) 736 8095/ 738 0760
Fax: (+202) 736 4168

Offers the English National Curriculum.  600 pupils, ages 3-18, representing over 50 nationalities.  The overall staff to student ratio is 1:8.

Cairo American College

1 Midan Digla
Maadi 11431

Tel: (+202) 755-5555
Fax: (+202) 519-6584

An independent coeducational day school.  Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12.  Offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, as well as Advanced Placement classes.

German School

(Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule)

6 Sheria Dokki

Tel:  (20) 237481475 / 237481649

Main German language school in central Cairo sponsored by German embassy. 

The International School of Choueifat  - City of 6 October

PO Box 31
Postal Code 12582
City of 6 October
Al Giza

Tel:  (20) 2 855 3210
Fax:  (20) 2 3855 3223

School to West of Cairo catering to 200 students based on the SABIS Education System. 

The International School of Choueifat - Cairo

New Firth Urban Community
New Cairo
PO Box 2760
Al Horreya

Tel:  (20) 2 758 0001 / 010 606 9004-9
Fax (20) 2758 0006

Sister school to above with 1,250 students

The Irish School

12 Road 10

Tel: (+202) 358 2817, (+202) 358 6308

Ages 2-11.  The primary school follows a full academic programme outlined by the English National Curriculum.  French and Arabic are optional to all students from Reception.

Lycee Francais du Caire

7 Rue 12

Tel:  (20) 2 23 58 23 20

Oversubscribed main French language school and admin centre, running from 3-18 with branches in Heliopolis and Zamalek which only provide education to 10-11  (bus provided) 

Maadi British International School

4th District next to Wadi Degla Club
Zahraa El Maadi

Tel: (02) 705 8671/2/3/4/5
Out of hours contact number: (02) 012 4461084
Fax: (02) 705 8679

Non-denominational, independent, coeducational.  Ages 2-11, 290 pupils total.  Offers the English National Curriculum.

Modern English School, Cairo

New Cairo
South of Mubarak Police Academy

Tel: (+202) 617-0005/6/7/8/9/10/11
Fax: (+202) 617-0020

Coeducational, ages 3-18, American High School Diploma.  An international community, made up of 1,650 pupils from 31 nations.

New Cairo British International School

PO Box 9057
Nasr City

Tel:(+202) 758 2881
Fax:(+202) 758 1390

 Coeducational, ages 3-18; has English National Curriculum and Dutch streams. Situated near the residential area of Katameya.

Special Needs School

Learning Resource Centre

Building No 9
Road 278
New Maadi
Cairo 11434

Tel:  +202 5163965 / +2025163967 / +20122332809
Fax:  +202 5203110

Established 1996; widely considered the leading institution in Egypt catering to children with special needs. Provides educational support services to a number of leading international schools which regularly refer children to it.  Part and full-time specialists from a range of disciplines - psychologists, behavioural therapists, speech and language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists and educational specialists – are also available for individual consultations, although there are waiting lists for some. 

Support and counselling is provided to children and parents at LRC and through a number of schools and nurseries in Cairo.  Although some of the services are pricey, they are generally considered to give good value for money. 

LRC operates from a house in a leafy residential suburb of Cairo with a small garden and playground. It also clinically supervises the nearby Advance Centre ( which caters to children between the ages of 2-21 with autism and related disorders (slightly more information available in the Cairo Educational Overview). 

N.B. The LRC doesn't have a GSGI ribbon next to it because it is a learning center but not a school in the strictest sense of the word; however, our editor has personal knowledge of it, parents speak highly of it, and it was recommended by all the schools our editor visited.


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