The American International section of the school caters for children aged 3 to 18, from Preschool through to Grade 12. Early Childhood is from Preschool – G1; Elementary School is from G2 – G5; Middle School from G6 – G8; and High School from G9- G12.
The curriculum of the American International School is modeled on a typical American school program and meets leading US academic standards including the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Literacy and Mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards and the C3 Social Studies Standards. Our curriculum has been adapted to meet the needs of our student body, made up of Egyptian nationals and children of other nationalities, so that on the firm foundations of the proven system of American education, we have built curriculum, instruction and assessment systems which meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. Students can transfer smoothly into our American program from other schools locally or abroad. The content and skills students need to successfully complete external standardized tests (e.g. EST, SAT, ACT) are incorporated into our curriculum. Graduating with an American High School Diploma opens the door to universities in many parts of the world, including the UK, US, Europe and Canada, as well as universities in Egypt.
Throughout their learning journey, students are supported in developing critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication and digital citizenship skills, and close attention is given to the social and emotional development of every child. Assessment is continuous and varied, offering students regular feedback and multiple opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and academic growth. Our curriculum is designed to be developmentally appropriate and offers students the opportunity to explore and develop interests and skills in a wide variety of areas through our academic and extra-curricular programs.
El Alsson’s American school is fully accredited by El Alsson is accredited by NCA CASI, SACS-CASI and NWAC Accreditation Divisions of Cognia.
The curriculum of the American International School is modeled on a typical American school program and meets US core subject standards. It has been slightly adapted to meet the needs of our student body, made up of Egyptian nationals and children from more than 20 other countries, so that on the firm foundations of the proven system of American education, we have built a curriculum which meets with the needs of all students. The content and skills students need to successfully complete external standardized tests (e.g. EST, SAT, ACT) are incorporated into our curriculum.
Students entering Grade 11 and 12 have the option to take a wide range of College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams. Success on AP exams can lead to university credit in many universities around the world
All students study the following compulsory and elective subjects (subjects vary according to grade):
- English Language Arts
- Physical Education
- Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
- Information and Communication Technology
- Social Sciences (Geography, History)
- Religion (Islam or Christianity)
- Sociology. Psychology, Business, Economics
- Other electives in Grades 8-12.
Many of our students are Egyptian and, therefore, the Arabic we offer for first language speakers is certified by the Ministry of Education and meets the requirements of the Sanawi’ama certificate: students will not encounter any difficulties when they apply to Egyptian Universities. We also provide Arabic as a Second Language for foreigners.
The American International School fees reflect an average class size of 20-24 students and the employment of qualified overseas teachers combined with qualified Egyptian teachers.