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Cairo American College
Cairo American College is an independent coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1945. The school year comprises two semesters extending from August 16 to December 15 and from January 15 to June 8.

Organization: An 11-member Board of Trustees, elected or appointed governs the School.

Curriculum: The School offers a rigorous educational program, which follows a general U.S. standards-referenced curriculum model. International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses are offered in the high school and, starting in the eleventh grade, students may elect to pursue an International Baccalaureate Diploma. School instruction is in English. World languages include Arabic, French, and Spanish, which are taught in Grades 3-12. English-as-a-Second- Language is offered in Grades 1-10. Studies also include the history and culture of Egypt. There is no religious instruction. Ninety to ninety-five percent of the school's graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States or other countries. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 149 full-time and 23 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year, enrollment was 1,331 (PK: 30, Kdg.- grade 5: 468; grades 6-8: 331; and grades 9-12: 502). Of the total, 648 were U.S. citizens, 189 host-country nationals, and 494 third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 301 were dependents of U.S. Government direct-hire or contract employees, and 347 of either U.S. business and foundation employees or other private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: The School is located on 11 acres. The instructional program takes place in 14 buildings as well as outdoor spaces including two playing fields, playgrounds, three tennis courts, an all-weather track, a heated swimming pool, and a multipurpose basketball/volleyball court. A newly renovated theater facility seats 520 and houses the drama and dance classes, supplemented by music and art classes in separate buildings. Two athletic facilities encompass gymnasia, a weight room, classrooms, and office and conference spaces. A state of the art library/media center serves the entire campus, as do multiple computer labs located throughout the School.

Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, the School’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $3,950; Kdg.-grade 5: $6,075; grades 6-8: $6,225; and grades 9-12: $6,200. A $350 fee is charged at the time of application for admission or readmission, and there is a one-time capital fee of $4,500. Other expenses (per semester) include school bus service at $425 inside the Maadi area and $850 outside the Maadi area, and $1,750 for English-as-a-Second-Language. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Ms. Monica Greeley, Superintendent
Cairo American College
P.O. Box 39
Maadi 11431
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 20-2-755-5555
Fax: 20-2-519-6584

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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