Achieving Platinum Partner

That’s great news!

Achieving Platinum partner status as part of the Pearson Edexcel Loyalty Programme for International Schools is a significant accomplishment for El Alsson New Giza. Pearson Edexcel is a renowned educational organization that offers international qualifications, including the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and A Levels.

Being a Platinum partner signifies that El Alsson New Giza has demonstrated a high level of commitment and excellence in delivering Pearson Edexcel’s curriculum and assessments. It indicates that the school has consistently met or exceeded the program’s requirements and maintained a strong partnership with Pearson Edexcel.

This achievement reflects positively on the school’s dedication to providing quality education and its commitment to preparing students for international qualifications. Congratulations to El Alsson New Giza on this notable recognition!

Celebrating our AP Scores 2023

In the 2022-23 academic year we saw 96 students in Grades 11 and 12 participate in the Advanced Placement (AP) program, sitting a total of 202 AP Exams in May of 2023.

The AP program provides students the opportunity to take university-level courses while in High School. Students who receive a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the CollegeBoard’s AP exams can receive advance university credit from thousands of colleges around the world.  This year our results continue to be strong in comparison to average results in Egypt and globally.

Of the subjects for which El Alsson students took exams, 61.2% of exams taken globally received a score of 3 or above and 65.8% of exams in Egypt received a score of 3 or above. El Alsson students topped both the Egyptian and global averages with 72.7% of our exams receiving a score of 3 or above. This is quite an accomplishment and well done to our AP students and teachers!


Some noteworthy highlights include:

  • The average test scores for El Alsson students (in subjects testing 4 or more students) match or surpass Egypt’s mean test scores in 11 of 13 subjects including: 2D Art & Design, Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, French Language & Culture, German Language & Culture, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, and Psychology.
  • The average test scores for El Alsson students (in subjects testing 4 or more students) match or surpass the Global mean test scores in 11 of 13 subjects including: 2D Art & Design, Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science Principles, English Language & Composition, French Language & Culture, German Language & Culture, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology and Modern World History.
  • The percentage of El Alsson students scoring 3+ were substantially higher (10% or higher) in comparison to Global performance in 2D Art & Design, Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science Principles, German Language & Culture, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, and Modern World History.

Congratulations to all of our AP students on their results!

We look forward to sharing the AP Scholar Award recipients after July 17th.



The BSME Art Competition

It was a great honour for us to host BSME Art Competition this year under the theme of Borderless. We received impressive 19 entries from three international schools in Egypt – Modern English School Cairo, British International School Madinaty, and El Alsson British School. After careful judging consideration by our principal, Mr. Rodney Boswell, we are pleased to announce the winners and those with outstanding achievements.


1st Place: Hana Karara (El Alsson British International School )

2nd Place:Habiba Noureldin (British International School Madinaty)

3rd Place: Laila Elmahdi (El Alsson British International School)

4th Place: Alia Abed (El Alsson British International School)


1st Place: Farida ElKhedr (El Alsson British International School)


1st Place: Laila Elmahdi (El Alsson British International School)

2nd Place: Amy Hany Youssef (Modern English School Cairo)

3rd Place: Talia Shady El Safty (Modern English School Cairo)

Digital Art

1st Place: Laila Elmahdi (El Alsson British International School)

2nd Place:Omar Elemam (British International School Madinaty)

Outstanding Achievement

Drawing: Nada Ashraf (British International School Madinaty)

Painting: Melek Sue (British International School Madinaty)

Malik Gad (British International School Madinaty)

Alizah Jawad (British International School Madinaty)

Tamara Mounib (El Alsson British International School)

Photography: George Ragy Elmasry (Modern English School Cairo)

Zain Hani Diab (Modern English School Cairo)

We would like to congratulate all the participants for their creativity, effort, and artistic talents!

Magic on El Alsson Walls by Mohamed Rabie

El Alsson NewGiza has managed to secure the renowned artist Mr. Mohamed Rabie in collaboration with TAM gallery to visit our school and inspire our Alssonians. well Guess what? He too was inspired by our students and their passion for art. We are honored to have him pay us a visit and spend an entire day with our students creating magic on our Alsson walls.

Thank you Mr. Mohamed Rabie, we are ever so grateful!

Mohamed Rabie



IBDP Authorization Announcement

Dear Staff, Students, Parents, and El Alsson Community,

We are proud to announce that El Alsson American International School is now an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School. We have received authorization to deliver the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11 and 12, and we plan for our first DP cohort to start in September 2023. The authorization as an IB World School allows the addition of the IB Diploma Programme to our High School academic offerings, allowing the choice between completing the IB Diploma or the American High School Diploma.Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit foundation that offers challenging educational programmes for students aged 3 to 19 to help develop their intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

The IBDP is a rigorous, well rounded programme for 16-18 year olds which is recognized and respected by leading universities and employers around the world, including Egypt. The programme aims to develop a breadth and depth of knowledge in students, as well as focusing on developing positive character traits and international mindedness. The IBDP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, which comprises the Theory of Knowledge course, Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, and the Extended Essay. Through the subject groups and the DP core, students connect the learning and thinking within subjects, reflect on what knowledge is, complete independent research and inquiry projects, and undertake a project which often involves community service.

We would like to take this moment to thank the hard work that all of our High School staff have put into ensuring we were successful in the lengthy and rigorous authorization process, which has included significant planning, educator training and the development of IB curriculum in all subject areas. We would also like to recognize the work that Mark Wisniewski, our Assistant Head of Teaching & Learning and IBDP Coordinator, put into this authorization process, as well as our IBDP core team of Yasmine Adel (CAS Coordinator) and Rehab Esmail (Extended Essay Coordinator).

For further information about the IBDP, and how it will benefit the students of El Alsson American International School, we will be running a series of Grade 10 parent/student information sessions beginning in early November, and for other grade levels in January 2023. Information about the IBDP can be found by clicking on the IB DP Curriculum website. We will be updating our website over the coming weeks to provide you with more information on the IBDP at El Alsson.


Soumaya Amr, Colin Rogers and Karim Rogers



Allison Fleet

American School Principal

Exam Board independence announcement

El Alsson has recently been awarded independent status as an examination centre in Egypt by Pearson Edexcel and OxfordAQA examination boards and the Ministry of Education. This is a significant achievement for the school and will allow greater freedom of subject choice, resources and exam administration and will allow greater personalisation of exam courses and pathways for study for students. El Alsson is one of only a handful of schools in Egypt to be granted this independent status, and we are looking forward to working directly with both examination boards from now on. The school will also maintain its relationship with Cambridge Assessment International Examinations via our link with the British Council.

El Alsson is a CIS Member

El Alsson British and American International Schools are delighted to announce that the schools have been awarded Council of International Schools (CIS) membership status.

Between the 30th November and 2nd December 2021 the school undertook a three day membership evaluation process and has received the final report confirming membership status. The CIS global membership community includes more than 1,360 schools and universities in 122 countries. The CIS vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures, and educators from every corner of the world.

The school received commendations from the evaluators in several areas including the development of leadership and guiding statements for the schools, student and staff well-being, child protection and safeguarding, curriculum development, the development of relationships through high quality teaching and learning, the school campus and partnerships with our community and families. We are very proud of the report that we have received and will use this to continue to develop our school as we move towards the next phases of accreditation with CIS. We would like to thank and congratulate every member of our community for the part that they played in this evaluation.

BSO Inspection

This week the British School has been inspected against the British Schools Overseas standards by a team of 3 inspectors. Whilst we cannot publish the findings of this inspection until we receive the final report from the team, it has been a very good week and very useful to the school. The inspection team thanked the staff and students for the warm welcome that they have received during the inspection.

El Alsson R.A.C.E. in partnership with the Trifactory

Dear Parents,

For the first time ever, El Alsson British & American International Schools and The TriFactory are partnering up to organise an exciting road running race that celebrates El Alsson’s 40th Year Anniversary and is open for ALL RUNNERS! Taking place on Friday, November 19th, “El Alsson R.A.C.E. will feature two distances, 5K, and the iconic 1K Kids Race!

These distances will make El Alsson R.A.C.E. suitable for all ages and abilities, and will take runners on a beautiful race course that will start and finish at El Alsson. Runners can expect exciting giveaways and an amazing finisher’s medal, as well as a race course filled with nutrition stations and entertainment.


1K Kids Race (Ages 3-8)

Race tickets must be purchased for the children, parents & guardians may accompany them free of charge.
3 & 4 year olds must be accompanied

5-8 year old kids are encouraged to run on their own.


5K (Ages 8+)

All participants (children and adults) must be ticket holders.

Parents are encouraged to run alongside their younger children.



8:00 AM         Race Pack Pick Up

9:00 AM         5K Race Start

10:00 AM         1K Kids Race Start
10:30 AM        Awards Ceremony


The registration fee covers the full race experience including the Race Number, automatic timing service, Race Cap, special Finisher’s Medal and digital race certificate. 1K Kids race receive a special kids medal and the Race Cap.

Early-Bird Registration

Tuesday, October 12th – Friday, November 5th

1K —————- EGP 200

5K —————- EGP 300

General Registration

Saturday, November 6th – Thursday, November 11th

1K —————- EGP 200

5K —————- EGP 400


You can sign up for El Alsson R.A.C.E. through one of two methods:
•Cash payment at El Alsson Cashier’s Office in the Administration Building.
•Online registration and payment at

Sign up today and see you at El Alsson R.A.C.E!