On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the faculty, staff, parents, and students it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Cairo American College (CAC). The CAC community represents the amalgamation of different nationalities, religions, ethnicities, and education philosophies to unite us all around the CAC mission to Learn, Explore, and Have Fun. Combining the best traditions from American public, independent, and like-minded international schools, CAC has created a rich array of academic, athletic, and activity options to engage our school community at a variety of levels. Moreover, our unique family-like community school provides access to services on our campus like banking, travel planning, fitness gyms, and other facilities to ensure thorough community engagement.
Cairo American College holds a global reputation as one of the finest American International Schools in the world. The passing of time over 75 years from regional crises to global economic shifts has shown that the strength of our collective experiences can weather the most trying of circumstances. Celebrating our 75th anniversary, CAC is once again taking the spotlight as regional stability and economic growth bring new companies, missions, and businesses to Cairo, all looking for the finest of schools to educate their children while being guests in this marvelous host country - Egypt. CAC has also shown strength and solidarity in our carefully planned and executed reopening during the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.
CAC embraces rich traditions, yet remains nimble enough to adapt and adjust to a rapidly changing world. Our students, beyond the academic program, are shepherded through an educational process that embraces the goodness of human nature, harnessing the positive aspects of our world, to ensure that our students, teachers, and all community members are in a position to flourish. Even during the uncertainty due to the global pandemic, CAC will continue to place a premium on social-emotional learning, flexibility, and prioritizing community safety and well-being.
This school year, we remain committed to the philosophy of positive education to help refine our strengths and improve upon our weaknesses, all grounded in an ethos that focuses on the goodness of life, a positive orientation, an embracing of humanity, and the celebration of diversity. Moreover, this school year a new strategic priority will focus on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure we all are tackling the difficult realities of injustice and suffering around the world.
Welcome to CAC, a school community that will forever change your life. Please do not hesitate to contact me - my door is always open.
Dr. Jared Harris
Head of School