Established in 1982 as a private English School licensed by the Egyptian Ministry of Education, El Alsson School is proud to turn 30 years this September. El Alsson began by teaching the Egyptian National Curriculum from 1982 until 1992, then in response to numerous requests by parents for an alternative style of education to the Ministry's National programme, the 'English Academy International' as it was called at the time was opened offering the British curriculum. The school then had two tracks: the Egyptian National leading to the Sanawi'ama exam, and the International, leading to IGCSE, AS and A-Level. When the British section was introduced, the two sections of El Alsson shared the same buildings and facilities as they still do today and teaching staff were a mixture of Egyptian and expatriate teachers working together.
In 2002, El Alsson International School was approved as a centre for Edexcel GCSE, A/S and A-Level programmes as an alternative to the examination-based, cramming-style IGCSE system. We believed that the way IGCSE’s were delivered was not very beneficial to the students and time has proved us right. With consistently excellent results, GCSE’s A/S and A-Levels have become very popular and well received by both students and parents. For all of our students, El Alsson has been able to provide an interesting and demanding curriculum with a wide range of subjects available, taught by experienced UK teachers. In 2006 parents were tired and disillusioned with the Sanawi ‘ama system and asked the school for one final change. Within a year, the American Section was introduced and a year later, accredited. We dropped the name English Academy and became the El Alsson British and American International School. To date, although we only offer the British and American Education Systems, all sections of the school teach the Ministry of Education Arabic and Religion programmes for Egyptian students. Students from expatriate families follow an Arabic as a Second Language course as part of their studies.
“Developing Successful 21st Century Citizens” is our vision and indeed this is what we try and do. Looking back at the past 30 years we are proud that El Alsson has achieved in the field of education, has always tried to be ahead of the game in embracing new educational developments and trends, and has strived to graduate citizens who are well equipped to succeed in the international market. We are extremely proud of all our alumni body, many of whom has exceeded in all walks of life.
As part of the celebration of our 30 years of providing quality education, we are launching our new website www.alsson.com as well as a new mobile app. coming soon for our parents to keep up-to-date and stay informed with School news and events.