Cairo American College

Coeducativo (1-19)
Day School
1, Street 253, Maadi as Sarayat Al Gharbeyah, Maadi, Cairo Governorate 11431
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Year of Foundation1945
Enrollment Phase / GradesPreK-12
BoardingDay School
Number of students800+
Teacher Student Ratio1:7
AccreditationsCouncil of International Schools, The International Baccalaureate, The Middle States Association for Schools and Colleges
HeadmasterDr. Jared Harris
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)$ 24,450
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)$25,550


Established in 1945, Cairo American College is a PreK -12 grade international school accredited by the Council of International Schools, The International Baccalaureate, and the Middle States Association for Schools and Colleges. CAC is the only US State Department Sponsored school in Cairo.

The curriculum at Cairo American College is American-based following American curriculum standards.

At CAC, we are proud of our diversity and our interconnected community. Students and families represent 50+ nationalities, 65+ multinational corporations, 10+ embassies, 25+ NGOs and many of Egypt’s leading companies.

CAC alumni live and work in 90+ countries and remain important contributors to their alma mater.

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At CAC, students are involved in traditional subject areas: Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Arts, and Physical Education. The curriculum for PreK-12 emphasises inquiry-based learning and in Elementary and Middle Schools have standards-based grading and reporting. Students demonstrate their learning through tests, written assignments, oral presentations, projects, demonstrations, and discussions. Students in grades 3-9 participate in MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing. The High School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in grades 11 and 12. High school students participate in the SAT and ACT assessments as part of their college application process. Students attend school Sunday through Thursday. Elementary school students follow a five day rotation and Middle and High School students follow an eight-day rotation of eight blocks, going to four blocks (85 minutes) per day. After school, students are involved in clubs, sports, or after school activities.

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