Egypt, Cairo: Cairo American College

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Date: 12/22/2011 Location: Cairo Egypt Description: Cairo American College - State Dept Image

Date: 12/22/2011 Location: Cairo Egypt Description: Cairo American College - State Dept Image
Date: 12/22/2011 Location: Cairo Egypt Description: Cairo American College - State Dept Image





Cairo American College (CAC) is an independent coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1945. The school year comprises two semesters extending from August 14 to December 16 and from January 8 to June 6.

Organization: A 10-member Board of Trustees, elected or appointed, governs the School.

Curriculum: Cairo American College offers a rigorous educational program, which follows a general U.S. standards-referenced curriculum model. International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses are offered in the high school, and, starting in the eleventh grade, students may elect to pursue an International Baccalaureate Diploma. 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-five 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.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 139 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 1,213 (Kdg.- grade 5: 459; grades 6-8: 293; and grades 9-12: 461).

Facilities: 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 14 buildings including 14 science labs, 2 playing fields, playgrounds, an all-weather track, a heated swimming pool, and a multipurpose basketball/volleyball court. A 520-seat theater also houses the drama and dance classes, supplemented by music and art classes in separate buildings. Two athletic facilities encompass gymnasia, a weight room, classrooms, and office and conference spaces. Two state-of-the-art library/media centers serve the campus, one for K-grade 5 and one for middle and high schools, as do multiple computer labs located throughout the School. CAC has recently begun a major renovation project. Phase I – the construction of a new elementary school – was completed in the summer of 2010 and is now in full use. Phase II – the construction of a new middle school - is in process and will be ready for occupancy in August 2012.

Finances: Annual tuition in 2011-2012 is $17,750 for grades K-5; $18,210 for grades 6-8, and $18,400 for grades 9-12. A $350 fee is charged at the time of application for admission or readmission, and there is a one-time registration fee of $10,400. Other expenses per year are a $575 Plant Fee and $260 Capital Fee. Per semester expenses include school bus service at $475 inside the Maadi area and $950 outside the Maadi area, and there is a $1,000 admissions deposit. 

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