Maadi British International School


Location: Egypt
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 2 - 13 years

About Maadi British International School

The School
MBIS is a dynamic, learning-focused school - with a first-class reputation. The school was judged as 'Excellent in all areas' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (June 2016). 

MBIS is not-for-profit, fully dedicated to the education of children of expatriate families living in Cairo. This friendly, multi-cultural school truly represents the spirit of internationalism with 330 children from 57 different nationalities. The Board of Directors - comprised of parents and a British Embassy Representative - support the school  in achieving its vision of excellence and enjoyment in learning for all children in our care.

The school provides a bespoke creative curriculum based on the English National Curriculum.

MBIS occupies a purpose built site in an attractive, quiet suburb of the city of Cairo.  The campus represents a unique blend of modern and Arabic architecture across three main buildings. Light, airy and spacious, the school offers a learning oasis to our children.

State of the art facilities include:

  • A large, two floor auditorium
  • An indoor, heated swimming pool
  • Astroturf playing field
  • Athletics track
  • Well-equipped rooms for Art, Design Technology and Science
  • Two ICT suites (Apple and Windows)
  • Two music rooms with a full range of instruments and Apple computers
  • Individual music tuition rooms
  • Drama Studio
  • Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms
  • Large library
  • Study Centre for Upper School children
  • Cafeteria

The school is organised into three main phases: Lower School (Pre-Nursery to Year 2); Middle School (Year 3 to Year 5) and Upper School (Year 6 to Year 8). In this respect, it resembles the model of a British preparatory school.

The experienced staff and small class sizes at MBIS ensure individual attention and high quality learning. Currently there are 24 full-time, British trained teachers. All year groups have Learning Support Assistants. The children benefit from specialist teachers in ICT, Music, Art, MFL, Drama and PE. In Upper School, the children are taught by subject specialists in all areas of the curriculum.

A wide range of after school activities is open to the children – including creative and performing arts, sports and academic clubs. A comprehensive calendar of educational day visits also supports the children’s learning. Year 5 to Year 8 children participate in residential experiences in Egypt and Europe – designed to promote personal and social development. Across the academic year, each of the three age phases of the school stage a musical performance for the parent community.

Connections with neighbouring schools are active, enabling valuable partnership learning opportunities for the children (eg. Literacy Festivals, Music Weekends, Science Days, football tournaments, swimming galas) and professional development opportunities for staff.

The home-school partnership is very strong at MBIS. Our Parent Teacher Group organises fantastic community events - International Family Fun Day, Halloween, the Christmas Fair are major affairs, enjoyed by all. Parents are also actively encouraged to participate in class-based learning activities and school trips. 

The active School Council ensures representation across the year groups, as well as organising charity work and age-banded social events.

MBIS provides a safe, welcoming and enriching environment for children adjusting to relocation or starting school for the first time. 

It is a school where teachers love to teach and children love to learn!

For further details, please visit the school website at

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Address: 4th District, Zahraa El Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone: +20 27058671
What people say about us

'MBIS has given me a fantastic professional and personal experience'

- Teacher

'MBIS is the best school in the world!'

- Year 4 Student

'It’s my home!! We love MBIS, it changed our son so much to be a happy, independent, knowledgeable, fluent in language, very well-disciplined child. We just love you MBIS!

- Parent

'At every stage children show high levels of knowledge and understanding and very well-developed skills....all of this is undertaken with enjoyment and with a thirst for learning.'

- ISI Inspection Report (June 2016)