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

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 

 

Friday 1st to Monday 4th February
Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 1
 

Sunday 3rd February
Term 2 ASAs Begin
 

Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th February
 IEP Mid-Year Reviews
 

Sunday 3rd to Monday 11th February
DP11 Mid-Year Assessments

 

Monday 4th to Thursday 7th February
 Y8 Global Perspectives Trip

 

Wednesday 6th February

 Y9-10 IG DT Fab Lab Visit

 

Friday 8th to Saturday 9th February

IA Practice Exhibition

 

Friday 8th to Monday 11th February

Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 2

 

Sunday 10th February

Peri Showcase – 1.30pm

Wednesday 13th February

Y/G 7-8 Spring Social, Y8 Global Perspectives Enterprise Event

 

Thursday 14th February

Y10-12/DP12 Term 2 Reports Issued

 

Sunday 17th February

Y7-9 Focus Week, Y10-12/DP12 Student Progress Mtgs (Parents)

 

Sunday 17th February

FS2 Production Technical Rehearsal

 

Monday 18th February

Y1/Y2 Sports Days, FS2 Production Dress Rehearsal

 

Tuesday 19th February

Y3/Y4 Sports Days

 

Wednesday 20th February

Y5/Y6 Sports Days, FS2 Production -12.30pm

 

Thursday 21st February

Graduation Gown Fitting

 

Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th February

G7-8 Week Without Walls  

 

Monday 25th February

All US Section Course Selections Due

 

Wednesday 27th to Sunday 3rd March

Senior Trip

 

Thursday 28th February

FS2/FS1 Sports Days

 

Thursday 28th to Tuesday 5th March

IA Expedition to Cyprus