Founded in 1945, Cairo American College is an independent co-educational day school which offers an educational program from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises two semesters extending from August 15 to December 14 and from January 8 to June 6. The school is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees either elected or appointed.
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, which are taught in Grades 3-12. Instruction in English as a Second Language is offered in Grades 1-10. Studies also include the history and culture of Egypt but there is no religious instruction. About 90 - 95% 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 with more than 170 full-time and part-time faculty members including U.S. citizens, Egyptians, and others. The student body is more than 1,200 representing U.S. citizens, Egyptians and other nationalities.
The facilities at Cairo American College is located on an 11-acres property. The instructional program takes place in fourteen buildings as well as outdoor spaces including two playing fields, playgrounds, three tennis courts, an all-weather track, a heated swimming pool, and a multipurpose basketball/volleyball court. A newly renovated theater facility seats 520 and 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. A state of the art library/media center serves the entire campus, as do multiple computer labs
located throughout the school.