American International School in Egypt
PO Box 8090, Masaken, Nasr City 11371, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (+20) 2 477 0044
Fax: (+20) 2 477 0055
National, IB, US curricula.
1300 students, 3-18 yrs
The American International School is a private, co-educational, college
preparatory day school serving an international student body from
pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Established in 1990, AIS provides an
American curriculum taught by a highly qualified faculty. AIS offers
a full American program with either Arabic or Arabic-as-a-Foreign
Language. The French language is offered, beginning in grade six.
The kindergarten is full day and the small elementary classes are
self-contained with computers, library, art, music, PE and Arabic
taught by specialists.
The Middle School (7th and 8th grades) include the basic subjects
as well computer, art, music, French and physical education. The
High School (9th to 12th grade) program at AIS is college preparatory
with the French and Arabic languages. Advanced Placement and International
Baccalaureate Diploma program courses are offered. Support ESL classes
are available at grades K-9. The professional staff (except for
teachers of foreign languages) are experienced North American teachers,
fully qualified and certified, and 50% have advanced degrees (MA
AIS students come from 49 different nationalities, 9% American,
71% Egyptian and 20% from 47 other countries. All students are college
bound: American colleges (90%) and other colleges (10%).
The school year is divided into two semesters from beginning of
September until mid June. The school day extends from 08:20 to 14:50,
Sunday to Thursday and the school calendar honors Egyptian and religious
holidays. After-school sports include basketball, soccer, tennis,
volleyball, track and field. New purpose-built facilities include
110 large, centrally air-conditioned classrooms, eight science laboratories,
five computer centers, three art studios, photography lab, two-storey
library, canteen, a modern office building, an indoor gymnasium
and a 600-seat auditorium. The buildings are barrier-free for the
convenience of handicapped students and personnel. A purpose-built
facility in Heliopolis-Cairo has been added to accommodate some
kindergarten and primary classes as of September 2001.
Admissions are based on school records, entrance exams and age.
Students are grade-placed according to the American system.