American High School Program


American Program

Caring, Challenging, and Inspiring – MES Cairo is committed to excellence in education. The core business of Modern English School Cairo American Section program is fostering an environment where all students are given an opportunity to learn in a highly engaging learning environment that values individual growth, daily success, and positive relationships.

The purpose of the American High School Diploma Program at Modern English School Cairo is to prepare students to continue their education at university level and to become thoughtful, creative, caring and healthy individuals. To this end, the American Program offers a rigorous academic curriculum that also fosters artistic appreciation and expression. We endeavour to build a community of learners who respect each other while establishing a strong bond between teacher and student. Deeply rooted in the American Secondary Program is the belief that there are really two parts to the journey to Graduation. The Middle School program consists of a two year program for Grades Seven and Eight. The High School Program consists of Grades Nine through Twelve.

Middle School Program of Studies 2015-2016

The Middle School consists of Grades Seven and Eight where teachers who are specialists with this developmental age group instruct using a team approach, making connections across educational disciplines. During the Middle School years, students are prepared for the real-world by connecting to a 21st century curriculum that provides support for the unique intellectual, emotional, and social needs of the middle school student. Students engage in experiential learning and take part in a veritable assortment of electives in the areas of fine and performing arts, computer technologies, world languages, health, and physical fitness to educate the whole child. Students are encouraged to take risks and endeavor in areas they might not have experienced before. This enables these adolescents to experience a wide array of opportunities prior to deciding their educational path to university.

Successful Transition to High School

In the American program, we begin this transition phase of planning at the end of the 8th Grade through Grade 12 by providing an individual counseling session with students in which we complete an Individual Graduation Plan that will form the basis for all course selections. The IGP advisor and Deans of Students will work to help each child have a full and rich high school experience. The idea of what do I need to graduate and receive my diploma is not the intent of the meetings. How much can I learn and how many classes I can take to help me achieve my goals and dreams is the spirit behind each IGP conference. It is true that we live in an ever-changing world. Many students may one day have a career that has yet to be created. Therefore, the purpose of discussion student interests in majors is NOT to plan your entire future at the end of the 8th Grade year. Our purpose IS to help you plan and prepare for your first venture into a career path that harnesses each person’s interests and passions.


Upcoming Events

MUN St Petersburg
Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th March 2018

Summer Uniform Changeover Begins
Sunday 11th March 2018

Secondary Production of Evita
Sunday 11th and Monday 12th March 2018

BSME Conference in Oman
Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th March 2018

Graduation Gown Fitting
Tuesday 13th March 2018

International Pi Day
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Y8 ToTAL Celebration
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Y6 Parent Info Session - Cyprus @ 2.45pm
Sunday 18th March 2018

Summer Uniform Begins
Sunday 18th March 2018

Primary Reports Issued
Monday 19th March 2018

Sec Peri Showcase Rehearsal
Tuesday 20th March 2018

24hr Run for Egypt
Wednesday 21st March 2018

FS1 Mother’s Day Celebration
Wednesday 21st March 2018

Worker's Lunch
Saturday 24th March 2018

Term 2 ASAs end this week
Sunday 25th March 2018

G7-8 WWW
Sunday 25th to Thursday 29th March 2018

Y6 Cyprus Trip (1 of 3)
Monday 26th to Friday 30th March 2018

Y7-9 and DP11 Reports Issued
Wednesday 28th March 2018

NHS/NJHS Coptic Cairo Teacher Tours
Saturday 31st March 2018