The British International School, Cairo
About The British International School, Cairo
The British International School, Cairo is a selective, co-educational, academic day school committed to excellence in all of its activities in and out of the classroom. It aims to be a first-class school in which children are prepared to go on to the best local, regional and international universities and institutions of higher education and to positions of leadership in all walks of life.
The school's mission is to be a vibrant international community offering an outstanding British-style education, focused on independent learning and the promotion of global citizenship.
Since its establishment in 1976 the school has gained a reputation for being one of Egypt’s most successful schools. It is a flourishing and highly successful international co-educational school, drawing students from diverse nationalities and backgrounds. The school is dedicated to the principles of a holistic education. In 2008 the school moved to a new, state-of-the-art campus.
The school is a member of COBIS, BSME and IAPS, and is inspected by the UK's ISI inspectorate. The school is an IB World School.
BISC brings together more than a thousand students, in the Junior and Senior schools, with well over 50 nationalities represented within the student body. It is a non-denominational school, welcoming students from all faiths and traditions and embracing the principles of open-mindedness and understanding.
The school provides a challenging and stimulating environment in which English-speaking students from diverse international backgrounds benefit from an education which is British in its principles, practices, curricular structures and assessment. At BISC, all are valued equally and encouraged to fulfil their aspirations and potential.
From Foundation Stage to Key Stage 3, the school follows the National Curriculum for England with modifications to reflect the particular geographical circumstances.
At Key Stage 4 pupils are prepared for GCSE and IGCSE examinations at the end of Year 11.
At Key Stage 5 the majority of students study for the IB Diploma. A small number pursue the BTEC National Diploma.
Details of examination results and higher education destinations can be found on the school's website.
Principal: Dr Carlo Ferrario
Head of Senior School: Mr Chris Hansen
Head of Junior School: Mr Peter Ferrier