3-18 years | 1,100 Students | Co-educational | Day
For August 2019
The British International School, Cairo (BISC) is a selective, co-educational, academic day school with approximately 1,100 pupils aged 3-18 and is committed to excellence in all its activities in and out of the classroom. The school’s mission is to be a vibrant international community offering an outstanding British-style education, focused on independent learning and the promotion of global citizenship. Its vision is to inspire all members of the school community to be curious, courageous, engaged and resilient learners, respecting diversity and motivated, as global citizens, to effect a positive change in society. It aims to be a first-class school in which children are prepared to go on to the best local, regional and international universities and institutions of higher education and to positions of leadership in all walks of life. The vast majority of students go on to universities overseas.
BISC provides a challenging and stimulating environment in which English-speaking students from diverse international backgrounds benefit from an education which is British in its principles, practices, curricular structures and assessment, and which encourages pupils’ appreciation of the host culture and ensures appropriate competence in the Arabic language. At BISC all are valued equally and encouraged to fulfil their aspirations and potential.
The School was established in 1976 to serve the educational needs of expatriate children in Cairo, although two-thirds of the students now come from local Egyptian families. Over time it has built its reputation on the basis of its academic record and the breadth of its educational programmes. Graduates of BISC progress to some of the finest universities in the world, and BISC is regarded as the school that makes tomorrow’s leaders. Over time, the school has grown and embraced children from the Commonwealth, the English-speaking Egyptian community and other nationalities tied to British-type schooling. In 1989, the School further strengthened its commitment to its international outlook by the introduction of the International Baccalaureate Diploma course, and, in 2008, BISC opened a state of the art campus in Beverly Hills, North West of Cairo.
Now one of the leading schools in the Middle East, BISC achieves excellent academic results and is an Accredited Member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS). It is also in membership of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME). COBIS and IAPS are constituent members of the UK Independent Schools Council (ISC), which entitles BISC to a formal inspection from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).