Facts/highlights

Established:
1990; a co-educational international school catering for students from Foundation Stage One to Graduation age.

Chairman of the Board:
Mrs.Sawsan Dajani

Managing Director:
Ghada Dajani

Whole School Principal:
Mrs Nicola Singleton

Location:

New Cairo, South of  Police Academy, Egypt

Students:

2124 students from Foundation Stage One to Graduation age; 1234  Primary students and 890  Secondary students

Average Class Size:
Primary-26 students; Secondary-17.27 students

Student/Teacher Ratio:
11/1

Curriculum:
Students focus on the development statements in the Early years foundation stage followed by the Primary department where a full academic programme is based on the National Curriculum of England with slight adaptations to reflect the international setting. Secondary students may choose to follow either a British or American curriculum. The British section leads to IGCSE, A/S and A level examinations. The students embarking on an American section path will study a typical College Preparatory High School program including AP and Honors courses leading to an accredited American High School Diploma. Students from both British and American sections may apply to study the last two years in the International Baccalaureate Diploma section of the school.

College Counselling:
Counsellors are available to assist students with their college preparations.

Facilities:
Include two swimming pools, a huge sports hall, three multi-purpose halls, two drama studios, a design and technology suite, a 400-seat theatre, three libraries, five computer suites and an athletics track. These facilities complement the art and music suites, the nine science laboratories as well as the faculty suites and family designed year group pods.

Transportation:
Both students and staff have access to a fleet of air conditioned buses with routes to all areas of Cairo and the suburbs.

Interscholastic Sports:
MES Cairo students participate in Volleyball, Basketball, Football and Swimming. They compete in a number of tournaments throughout the region, such as CISSA (Cairo International Schools Sports Association) tournaments locally against other international schools, and ISAC (International Schools Activities Conference) tournaments against international schools around the Middle East.

Music:
There are three peripatetic Music concerts, a Secondary Talent Show, the Whole School Musical Production, Graduation Choir, the ABRSM music exams for those taking peripatetic music lessons and six Primary Year Group Productions. Approximately 260 students study a musical instrument or take vocal lessons.

Community Service:
Involvement in Community, Action and Service projects including local charity work is highly emphasized. The National Honor Society and the Student Council are also very active in community service and charity projects.

Extra-curricular:
Both Primary and Secondary After School Activities (ASAs) are offered throughout the year. The school also sponsors a number of excellent trips abroad. A few notables include the Humanities Environmental trip to Cyprus, the Arts Festival in Kuwait the Secondary Ski Trip to Crans Montana and the Secondary Trip to France.

Upcoming Events

Monday 7th January
Coptic Christmas

Tuesday 8th January
First Day of Term Two

Tuesday 8th to Monday 21st January
DP12 Exams
Tuesday 8th to Tuesday 22nd January
Y10-12 Exams

Wednesday 9th to Monday 14th January
MUN - Prague

Sunday 13th to Thursday 24th January
US Secondary Elective Exams

Tuesday 15th January
Primary Student Progress Meetings with Parents

Wednesday 16th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 1

Thursday 17th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 2

Sunday 20th January
Y5 Trip Parents’ Meeting
Sunday 20th January
G8-10 IGP Assembly

Sunday 20th January
G9-12 Exam Assembly

Monday 21st to Thursday 31st January
G8-11 IGP Meetings

Wednesday 23rd January
Y/G8 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Wednesday 23rd January
G7-8 Transition Assembly for Parents – 1.45-3.00pm

Thursday 24th January
Y/G7 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Sunday 27th January
G9-12 Study Day

Sunday 27th January
Whole School e-Safety Focus Fortnight

Monday 28th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 1

Tuesday 29th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 2

Monday 28th January to Sunday 3rd February
G9-12 Mid-Year Exams

Tuesday 29th January
Y5 Concert Technical Rehearsal – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Y5 Concert Dress Rehearsal – 9.30am

Thursday 31st January
Y9 Target Setting Day