International Schools in Egypt

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Egypt with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Egypt. Some schools will follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French or German education system.

Education in Egypt

The public education system in Egypt is well developed as a hub of education not only for the country, but for the Arab world. Egypt has the largest overall education system in the Middle East and North Africa with Cairo the center for many government offices governing the educational system. The city has the largest number of schools and institutions of higher education in Egypt. It has grown rapidly since the early 1990s and in recent years, the Government of Egypt has accorded even greater priority in improving the education system. With the help of World Bank and other multilateral organizations, Egypt aims to increase access in early childhood care.

The public educational system is compulsory for children from 4–14 years old. It is broken up into:

  • Kindergarten 4-6 years old
  • Primary school 6-12 years old
  • Preparatory school 12-14 years old
  • Secondary school 15 to 17 years old

There are 3 basic school types.
Arabic Schools - A type of government school that provide the national curriculum in the Arabic Language. A governmental English language curriculum is taught starting at first Primary year and French is added as a second foreign language in Secondary Education.
Experimental Language Schools - A type of government school that teaches most of the government curriculum (Science, Mathematics and Computer) in English, and adds French as a second foreign language in Preparatory Education. An Advanced English language curriculum is provided in all Educational stages. Social Studies are taught in Arabic. Students are admitted into first grade at age seven; a year older than Arabic schools.
Al-Azhar Schools - Consists of six years of primary stage, a three year preparatory stage and three years of secondary stage. This system is supervised by the Supreme Council of the Al-Azhar Institution, but remains under the Ministry of Education's watch. The curriculum is primarily concerned with religious subjects and all the students are Muslims, and males and females are separated in all stages. The graduates of this system are then automatically accepted into Al-Azhar University.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Egypt. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, or German. Schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership


Schutz American School
Address: 51 Schutz Street
Alexandria, Egypt 21111
Tel: (20) (3) 576-2205
Tuition Rates: $ 5,500 - 12,900 per year

An independent, coeducational day school with classes from pre kindergarten (Early Childhood Program) through grade 12 in English instruction. It is the oldest American school in Africa, founded in 1924. The school year comprises two semesters extending from late August through mid-June. The School is accredited by NESA, CoIS, and ECIS.

British School of Alexandria (BSA)
Address: Mahmoud Aboul Ela Street
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel: 20 3 544 5426
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Established in 1984 in the grounds of the British Consulate, this school provides British-style education based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales. Students range from the age of 3 to 18 and exams include (I)GCSE, AS and A2, IELTS. It is a member of BSA, BSME, and COBIS.


El Alsson British and American International School (EA)
Address: Saqqara Rd.
Haraniya, Giza, Egypt
Tel: (202) 33888510
Tuition Rates: LE 35,800 - 63,650 per year

El Alsson British and American International School was established in 1982. It offers a British section from Foundation Stage 1 (3 year olds) to GCSE with a Sixth Form for AS & A-Level (18 year olds) and an American section K - 12.

Canadian International School of Egypt
Address: El Tagamoa El Khames, 4th District-Zone No.6 / P.O. Box 43
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (202) 26174500
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The Canadian International School of Egypt is home to students from pre-school to grade 12. Graduation from CISE provides its students with the Canadian "Ontario Secondary School Diploma", as the school is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education in Canada. The education curriculum is delivered identically as if the school were in Toronto or in Canada's capital, Ottawa.

American International School in Egypt (AISE)
Address: 5th Settlement Adjacent to Police Academy
New Cairo City, 11371, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 02 26188400
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The American International School in Egypt provides an American and international education. The school is co-educational, college preparatory with English language instruction. It offers the IB program that culminates in awarding eligible students an American High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate Diploma. AISE is a member of CoIS, ECIS, NESA, AAIE and Mediterranean Association of International Schools.

British International School in Cairo (BISC)
Address: Km 38, Cairo-Alexandria Road
Beverly Hills, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (202) 3827-0444
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

BISC was established in 1976 based on British principles and curricula. It caters to expatriate British and Anglo-Egyptian communities as a co-educational day school for pupils aged 3-18. From Foundation Stage to the end of Key Stage 4, the school follows the UK National Curriculum. In the Sixth Form, BISC offers the IB program. It is a member of COBIS, IAPS, BSME, and ECIS.

Future international school (FIS)
Address: Behind Shooting Club, Investors Land,
Kattemeya, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 01275793041
Tuition Rates: 13000 – 15000 EGP

Futures International Schools (FIS) was established in 1998 and since then, has grown into one of the leading international school systems in Egypt. FIS offers the American Diploma, the British Baccalaureate, the French Bac Francias and the Deustche Sprachdiplom.

Maadi British International School (MBIS)
Address: 4th District next to Wadi Degla Club
Zahraa El Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (02) 2705 8671
Tuition Rates: £4,212 - 9,685 per year

Maadi British International School was established in 1995. It offers nursery and primary grades for pupils from ages 2 to 11 years old. The school follows the English National Curriculum and its assessment requirements and will introduce elements of the Common Entrance Syllabus. MBIS is accredited by WES and is a full member of IAPS.

New Cairo British International School (NCBIS)
Address: Road 17, 1st Zone, 3rd Settlement, 5th District
New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (0)2 2758 2881
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Originally founded in 1978 as the Heliopolis British International School, the New Cairo British International School is a non-selective, non-denominational international school. Children from 3 years to 18 years old (Nursery to Year 13) are admitted to the primary and secondary schools.

Cairo American College (CAC)
Address: 1 Midan Digla
Maadi 11431, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (20-2) 2755-5555
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

K-12 private coeducational day school offering an American curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Smart International School (SIS)
Address: K22 Cairo - Alexandria Desert Road, adjacent to Hazem Hassan (KPMG)
Giza, Egypt
Tel: 2 (011) 4747 0000
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Private educational day school with nursery through Year 12. SIS offers the English National Curriculum augmented by Arabic language, religion (Islamic and Christian) and social studies from the Egyptian National Curriculum. French language is offered starting Year 1. Registered member of the Cambridge International Primary Programme, University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

Malvern College Egypt (MCE)
Address: B2-B3 South Ring Road, Investment Zone,
Kattameya, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +20226144400 Hotline: 19198
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

MCE is the first British international school in Egypt to be working in partnership with a leading British independent school. Setup in September 2016, Malvern College Egypt caters, currently, from Nursery to Year 12. They offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and internationally recognised pre-university qualifications including the IB Diploma Programme and A-Levels.

Modern Education School (MES)
Address: 5th Settlement , Area No. 4, 1st District , Street No. 2
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 202 - 27583307
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is a private, co-educational international school that serves grades from pre-kindergarten through high school. Its curriculum is based on the British and American educational systems.

Port Said American School
Address: 25 Taha Hussein St. , Zamalek
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 02 - 27361284
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

English language school from kindergarten through 12th grade.

International School of Choueifat
Cairo Address: Katameya, P.O. Box 2760, Al Horreya
Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (20) 100 606 9004/5/6/7/8/9
City of 6 October Address: P.O. Box 31, Postal Code 12582
Dreamland, City of 6 October, Al Giza, Egypt
Tel: (+20) 100-606-9001/2/3
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Part of the SABIS network, this school offers college prep curriculum and English language instruction.

French School in Cairo

Green Land Pré Vert International School
Address: 79 Shehab street
Mohandessin, Giza, Egypt
Tel: (20) 235405890
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private international school and nursery authorized to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary, Middle and Diploma programmes. It is the only school in Egypt providing these programmes in both French and English.

Lycée français du Caire
Address: 7 Street 12
Maadi / Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (00 202) 23 58 23 20
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school operates under the curriculum and standards of the French National Education system.

Lycée international MLF Balzac
Address: PO Box 2821 / Al Horreya
11361 Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 202 2 617 17 41
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A French language school that offers college preparatory classes. It follows the national curriculum of France and English language instruction as an additional language.

Lycée international Balzac à Le Caire
Address: PO Box 2821 Al Horeya Héliopolis
11361 Le Caire Egypt
Tel: (20) 2 2617 17 41
Tuition Rates: 3,395 - 5,045 euros per year

French language instruction with a curriculum that follows the French Ministry of National Education. The French Egyptian program is mandatory for all students of Egyptian nationality.

Collège International Nefertari
Address: Km 22 route d'Ismaïlia
Héliopolis, Le Caire Egypt
Tel: 202 2 656 25 23
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language instruction with a curriculum that follows the French Ministry of National Education.

German Schools in Cairo

Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule (DEO Cairo)
Address: 6, Sheria Dokki
Giza, Dokki, Egypt
Tel: 20 (0)2 37481475
Tuition Rates: LE 20,084 - per year

This school caters to international and Egyptian students from pre-school to high school. In grades 5 to 9, the German and Egyptian children are taught together. Children with Egyptian nationality are required to attend classes of the Egyptian program (Arabic, Religion, Civics), which is issued by Egyptian teachers. During these hours, German speakers attend a German program. All German and Egyptian students that reach the 10th grade may choose whether or not to attend the high school. Graduates of the German program earn the Abitur and may apply to universities internationally. A graduation trip in a German speaking country is provided in the last school year of the qualifying phase.

Deutsche Schule der Borromäerinnen (DSB Cairo)
Address: 8, Sharia Mohamed Mahmoud
Bab-El-Louk, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 002 02 2790 0088/89
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Instruction is in English and German at the German School of Borromäerinnen Cairo. It includes a technical school known as FOS. FOS students obtain two certificates: Arabic Certificate which entitles the student to enter Egyptian Universities and the German Abitur which entitles them to enter universities of applied sciences in Germany.