Welcome to El Alsson International School, Cairo!

In academic year 2017, we moved to a new purpose-built school on the outskirts of Cairo in a huge, impressive development called New Giza www.newgiza.com

New Giza is a truly imaginative and brave development which is already well-underway. It is on the plateau overlooking the Great Pyramids of Giza and is basically a small city in its own right. Some 30,000 people will live there in apartments, town houses and detached villas (the first 3 phases are already completed and people have moved in) around a world-quality golf course, a business park, a shopping centre with restaurants and night-life, a 300 bed hospital and medical centre, 2 hotels, a university (already working) and sports club.


El Alsson British and American International school is the flag-ship school of the New Giza development and is built on a 14 acre site in the very heart of the new town.

We hope you will find the information useful. We have deliberately tried to make it honest and informal. Please use the above tabs to read more about Living in Egypt, staff FAQs, Join El Alsson Video and Cost of living. Don’t forget to also look at the Vacancies and testimonials sections of the website under employment.



Lately, this article was published on BBC World News…

Egypt safer than US and UK – Gallup poll Click to read
The survey placed Egypt 16th out of 135 countries, while the UK was 21st and the US 35th.

“Nothing compares to the community at El Alsson. Here I don’t feel I am working among colleagues, I feel I am working among family” – Kismet El Husseiny; ex Alsson student and currently a G3 Class Teacher

“Working at El Alsson is the best job I’ve ever had! After 5 years working here, I left to go back home to the UK. Three years later, however, I boomeranged back and am loving it as much as before. It feels like home. <3” – Sam Penny

“Egypt is a country that appeals to people who are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone and adapt to an ancient, exotic, and fascinating culture.  The Egyptian people are welcoming of foreigners, and will go out of their way to help you.” – Russell Sanders

“This school and this city has become my home; the community, the students and the support here is heart warming. Cairo is full of life, culture and welcoming people – the school is a smaller scale of that. You will undoubtedly fall in love with El Alsson, the students and staff make it hard not too. I think it’s safe to say, after 5 years of being here, I definitely have!” – Jennifer Burnett; Assistant Head KS5

“On my first year teaching at El-Alsson, I found the staff to be very friendly, welcoming, and cooperative. I have been getting the appropriate support and guidance when needed, by my managers.” – Dahlia Mostafa, Holder of a Master’s degree in Special and Inclusive Education, from the University of London, and BA in English Arts and Literature from Cairo University.