Manaret Heliopolis International School

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IB World Schools in Egypt

Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Egypt? Here you can find a list of Egyptian schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.

The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.

Egypt has 41 IB World Schools, with 36 authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. A total of 10 schools, including Ecole Oasis Internationale and Green Land Pre Vert International School, are authorised to teach all three stages of the IB curriculum.

Most IB schools are English-medium, but Ecole Oasis is French-medium and Green Land Pre Vert International School teaches in French and English, while New Vision International School Giza teaches in Arabic and English and Rahn Schulen Kairo has bilingual instruction in German and English. Many schools offer IB and British or American qualifications.  

The Nile valley has been a cradle of civilisation since ancient times and today Egypt has the largest population in the Middle East and North Africa. A wide array of private international schools centred on Cairo and Alexandria cater for expatriates and Egyptian families.

Education is compulsory from age six to 17 in Egypt. In the public sector, children attend primary school for six years and preparatory school for three years, while secondary schools teach for three years. The two-term school year begins in September and ends in June. 

There are two types of government school, Arabic Schools, which teach the Egyptian national curriculum in Arabic, and Experimental Language Schools, which teach science, maths and IT in English and social studies in Arabic, plus a foreign language at preparatory level.

In 2019, the net enrolment rate was 97 per cent at primary school and 85 per cent for secondary school, while gross enrolment in tertiary education reached 39 per cent of the age group in 2018.

For information on all Egyptian international schools, you can visit:

Hayah International Academy

South of Police Academy,
5th District,
New Cairo,

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Manaret Heliopolis International School

Hazem Salah Street, Ext. Mostafa El Nahas,
Nasr City,

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

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