Cairo American College

Cairo American College (CAC) is an independent coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities.  The School was founded in 1945.  The school year runs from end of August to mid-June. A 10-member Board of Trustees, half elected and half appointed, governs the School.

Cairo American College offers a rigorous educational program, which follows a general U.S. standards-referenced curriculum model.  CAC offers the IB Diploma program. School instruction is in English.  World languages include Arabic, French, and Spanish. Arabic is taught in grades 1-12; French and Spanish are taught in grades 6-12. Instruction in English-as-a-second- language is offered in grades 1-10.  Studies include the history and culture of Egypt, and technology is integrated into the curriculum school-wide.  CAC is a non-sectarian institution.  Ninety-nine percent of the school’s graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States or other countries.  Cairo American College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of International Schools.

Cairo American College is located on eleven acres in Maadi, a suburb about ten km southeast of Cairo.  The instructional and cocurricular programs take place in eight buildings which include fourteen science labs, two playing fields, playgrounds, an all-weather track, a heated swimming pool, a tournament grade gymnasium and seven multipurpose rooms.  A 520-seat theater houses the drama and dance classes, supplemented by music and art classes in separate buildings.  Two state-of-the-art library/media centers serve the campus, one for grades K-5 and one for middle and high school, as do multiple computer labs located throughout the School.  CAC has completed a new Elementary School building in 2010 and a new Middle School building in 2012, and aims to complete renovations of its High School in 2017.


Cairo American College

Location Category:

Middle East




1 Midan Digla
Road 253
Maadi 11431


810 Students PreK-12


Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), United States


100 faculty members, including 56 U.S. citizens, 23 host-country nationals, 15 third-country nationals, and 6 U.K. citizens


Professional development allowance $1200 annually can be accumulated up to 2 years

School Year:

August – June

Average Class Size:

Elementary: 18, Secondary: 18


Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling, Water Polo


National Honor Society, Student Government, Academic Games, Peer Support, Arab, Green Team, Thespian Society, Spanish

Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Cairo, Location Type: Suburban, Campus Size (hectares): 5, No of Buildings: 9, No of Campuses: 1, No of Classrooms: 136, No of volumes in Library: 62, 000, No of computer labs: 8, No of instructional computers: 800+

Physical Facilities:

Art Room(s): 9, Auditorium(s): 2, Cafeteria(s): 2, Gymnasium(s): 2, Infirmary(ies): 1, Playing field(s): 2, Science lab(s): 14, Swimming pool(s): 1, Air Conditioning: Yes