In collaboration with world renowned architects, Cairo American College has completed the renovation of its high school building. The newly renovated building has been designed to stimulate critical thinking, promote collaboration and provide an abundance of adaptive learning spaces to bring learning outside of the classroom. The building is now back to life, buzzing with the sound of students excited to explore their new learning space.
Here are some of the key design features present in
our newly renovated high school building:
A vaulted ceiling study space with natural skylights, to provide a private and spacious study area for students.
Group Study Rooms
Designed to facilitate small group collaboration in individual spaces.
Interior Arts and Speech Performance Stage
An open-area stage to promote and enhance students' confidence and inventiveness.
CAC is now the first school in the country to have 42 smart boards provided inside the classrooms,
providing a more interactive learning experience for our students.
Break Out Spaces
These smaller rooms are designed to be more informal and comfortable,
encouraging the students to continue in-class discussions, outside of their classrooms.
CAC adopted discussion-based, student-led learning at the Harkness Table eight years ago. Students learn through discussion; developing the critical skills of listening, reflecting, and speaking. CAC continues to be one of only a handful of international schools in the world, and the only school in Egypt,
deeply committed to ‘the power of the Oval Table’. Watch this video to learn more about the Harkness method at CAC.
The color palette used for the interior and exterior of the building was carefully chosen from an array of colors that are proven
to stimulate thinking and hold students' attention.
Science labs and Art studios' ceilings were designed to showcase the internal workings of structural buildings,
piquing students' interest in mathematics, chemistry, physics as well as design and art.
This is a shaded lounge / patio area surrounding the whole upper floor. It is a space where the students can relax,
take a break or even use during classes as an extended outdoor learning area.
Design Thinking Workshop
This space is designed in a way to invite creativity and induce innovation.
Finally, with environmental sustainability in mind the building is equipped with solar-powered water heating,
sensor enabled lighting, and recycled/refurbished marble countertops from the old middle school building.