About CAC

ABOUT CAC

Wayne RutherfordGreetings and welcome to the CAC Website.

We are pleased with your interest in CAC (International school in Cairo) and thank you for your time. CAC has about 815 students this year (the number varies as families come and go) and we are proud of our diversity: CAC students come from over 50 different countries. Our teaching team is also international (10 countries represented), and together this wonderful mixure produces incredible learning each day.

CAC is a robust school with a storied history. Serving the international population of Cairo since 1945, CAC has grown from its early roots into a vibrant learning community of over 800 students, PreK-12th grade.  Our outstanding academic programs consistently earn students spots in top universities around the world, and our comprehensive extra-curricular programs include championship sports teams, outstanding performing and visual arts programs, and a full slate of community service activities that engage students in the world outside our walls. We are extremely fortunate to be located in Egypt, a country that provides incrediblly rich offerings for exploration, from palentology to archeology, geology to marine biology, there is more to explore than most people will be able to see during their time posted in Cairo. CAC's field trips and Egypt Culture curriculum aim to expose CAC students to the wonders of this incredible nation. Currently, residents of Cairo are able to witness the birth pangs of democracy--an amazing educational opportunity in itself. 
We would love to have you visit our campus and learn more about what CAC has to offer. We are not only the oldest international school in Cairo; we believe we are the best! Come and have a look!

Wayne Rutherford
Superintendent
wrutherford@cacegypt.org

In 2014-15, CAC conducted a Strategic Planning exercise in conjunction with our Accreditation process. This resulted in 'CAC 2020,' a five-year plan for the advancement, improvement, and growth of CAC.
Take our Campus Virtual Tour by clicking on the hotspots on the map.
(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. Organization:  10-member Board of Trustees, elected or appointed, governs the School.
Cairo American College offers a college preparatory program based upon proven and timeless learning principles that strengthen learning: Rigorous Content, Social Interaction, Construction of Knowledge, Positive Environment, Constant Feedback.
Prior to 1945, K-12 educational opportunities for American children in Egypt were limited to several Egyptian schools that admitted foreign students; other nationality schools including British, French and Greek Schools; a church-affiliated American boarding school in Alexandria; and private arrangements such as a small school for Americans conducted on a houseboat near Maadi. Following World War II, increasing numbers of American families came to live in Egypt. These U.S. citizens founded The Cairo School for American Children as a private, independent school to educate their children.  

In 2014-15, CAC conducted a Strategic Planning exercise in conjunction with our Accreditation process. This resulted in 'CAC 2020,' a five-year plan for the advancement, improvement, and growth of CAC.

We are excited to share with your Strategic Plan, and we hope that you find the vision it conveys for an excellent school to be as inspiring as we do.

 

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Take our Campus Virtual Tour by clicking on the hotspots on the map.

(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.

Organization:  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.  Starting in the eleventh grade, students may elect to pursue the 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 offered 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. 98% of CAC graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States or other countries.  Cairo American College holds dual accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Council of International School.

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Downlod our Fact Sheet 2016-2017

 

 

Cairo American College offers a college preparatory program based upon proven and timeless learning principles that strengthen learning: Rigorous Content, Social Interaction, Construction of Knowledge, Positive Environment, Constant Feedback.

We use American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Standards as our primary set of standards. The high school offers Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and full diploma.

CAC Learning and Teaching Principles

Links to Divisional Academic Programs
Elementary School Academic Program        Middle School Academic Program        High School Academic Program

Links to PreK-12 Scope and Sequence Documents (additional Scope and Sequences will be added during 2014-2015.)
English Language Arts               Mathematics             Science           Social Studies

Link to Table Indicating Standards Used within Subject Areas
CAC Table of Standards

 

Prior to 1945, K-12 educational opportunities for American children in Egypt were limited to several Egyptian schools that admitted foreign students; other nationality schools including British, French and Greek Schools; a church-affiliated American boarding school in Alexandria; and private arrangements such as a small school for Americans conducted on a houseboat near Maadi. Following World War II, increasing numbers of American families came to live in Egypt. These U.S. citizens founded The Cairo School for American Children as a private, independent school to educate their children.