The Modern English School Cairo was established in 1990 as a coeducational day school and has at all times remained true to its mission statement.
Currently there are more than 1700 pupils aged 3 to 18 representing more than 30 nationalities at MES Cairo. The school provides a continuous education offering a portfolio of educational choices. Students in the Foundation stage focus on Early Years’ Goals 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.
For the first four years of their secondary education, students follow either a British or American curriculum, both based on the IB MYP approach and philosophy. The British section leads to IGCSE, A/S and A Level examinations where the results are significantly higher than those in the United Kingdom. The American section has a typical college Preparatory High School programme including AP and Honours courses leading to an accredited American High School Leaving Certificate. Students from both British and American sections may apply to study the last two years in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) section of the school.
As befits any international school, there is a provision for all students to study Arabic at a level appropriate to their background. Egyptian students follow the Egyptian Ministry of Education Arabic programme as well as the Civil Studies, Religious Studies and Social Studies programmes thus fulfilling the requirements for acceptance at Egyptian universities. Their leaving certificate is recognised by the Egyptian Ministry of Education and the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education. While many MES Cairo graduates choose to remain in Egypt for their University studies, a large portion go abroad to universities in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, Spain, France, Qatar, Kuwait and Japan.
At MES Cairo there is ample evidence of very high academic achievement in all sections. However MES Cairo is also recognised as having a rich extra curricular programme. There is an all inclusive programme of sporting activities as well as many thriving and exciting drama and musical presentations. More than 200 students look forward to taking individual instrumental lessons weekly. Field trips both locally and abroad including MES Cairo representation at the Model United Nation Conferences are encouraged. Additionally, students represent their school most successfully in a variety of international sporting tournaments. Involvement in Community, Action and Service projects including local charity work and membership of the National Honor Society are also emphasised. MES Cairo is particularly noted for its quality musical and drama productions which regularly involve the entire MES Cairo faculty of teachers and students.
The highly qualified and experienced staff, which includes more than 130 foreign recruited teachers, teach in an impressive landscaped campus located in a developing area of New Cairo.
The Katameya site has 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 is also available by a fleet of air conditioned buses with routes to all areas of Cairo and the suburbs.
MES Cairo is the only school located outside of the UK to have earned the prestigious Naacemark award for outstanding work in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Additionally, it has been granted the accolade of Model Accredited School by CITA. The school is regularly inspected and evaluated by various accreditation teams, most recently by CITA.
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