|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
Ms. Monica Greeley, Superintendent
Cairo American College
P.O. Box 39