Facts/highlights

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

Chief Executive / Managing Director:
Mrs.Sawsan Dajani

Managing Director / Educational Affairs
Ghada Dajani

Whole School Principal:
Mr.Matthew Kirby 

Location:

New Cairo, South of  Police Academy, Egypt

Students:

2024 students from Foundation Stage One to Graduation age; 1240  Primary students and 854  Secondary students

Student Demographics:

  • 46.3 percent female
  • 53.7 percent male
  • 11 percent international students
  • Thirty differing nationalities represented.

Average Class Size:
Primary-25 students; Secondary-19.9 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

IBO Exams (2-13)/ AP Exams (2-12)
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 to Thursday 5th May 2016

Y6 Transition to Secondary Mtg 1:45-2:45
Wednesday 4th May 2016

Y4 Ain Sokhna Trip 2 (4-5)
Wednesday 4th May 2016 to Thursday 5th May 2016

Y7 Target Setting
Thursday 5th May 2016

WIRED Inservice 9:00-2:50
Sunday 8th May 2016

All ASAs Start (T3)
Sunday 8th May 2016

IBO Exams (2-13)/ AP Exams (2-12)
Sunday 8th May 2016 to Wednesday 11th May 2016

Languages Trip (France)(7-12)
Monday 9th May 2016 to Thursday 12th May 2016

Y6 Options Deadline /Primary Parent/Teacher Meeting
Tuesday 10th May 2016

Primary Parent/Teacher Meeting
Wednesday 11th May 2016

Y7 Total Celebration
Thursday 12th May 2016

G6-9 MAP Tests (12-31)
Thursday 12th May 2016

Y4 Ain Sokhna Trip 3 (15-16)
Sunday 15th May 2016 to Monday 16th May 2016

Last Day for Seniors  
Monday 16th May 2016

Secondary T&L Week (15-19)/ Y6 CAT and MAP tests (17-19)/ G6-9 MAP tests (12-31)
Sunday 15th May 2016 to Thursday 19th May 2016

FS1 Gradparents' Day
Tuesday 17th May 2016

FS1 Production
Thursday 19th May 2016

Excellence in Education Interviews (22-23)
Sunday 22nd May 2016 to Monday 23rd May 2016

Whole Staff Professional Development Meeting 12:00-4:30 / GQ import & Warning Lists
Monday 23rd May 2016

G12 Final Exams (22-26) / Primary Assessment Week (22-26)/ G6-9 MAP tests (12-31)
Tuesday 24th May 2016 to Thursday 26th May 2016

US Academic Warnings
Thursday 26th May 2016

Graduation Photo
Sunday 29th May 2016

G6-9 MAP Tests (12-31)
  
Sunday 29th May 2016 to Tuesday 31st May 2016

Primary French Day
Monday 30th May 2016

Spring Choral Concert
Monday 30th May 2016

Art Exhibition - Opening
Tuesday 31st May 2016