Cairo American College

Cairo, Egypt

CAC is a PreK-12th grade American accredited International School. We have students from over 50 nationalities, and we are the school of choice for the US Embassy and many other Embassies in Cairo. We have a full academic program including the IB Diploma in High  School.

Ages taught:

4 — 19

School size:

415 boys, 356 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate
  • American Curriculum


Danya Amin

Job title:

Head of Admissions

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Middle States' Association of Schools and Colleges
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Council of International Schools
  • Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)
  • The Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA)
School Website

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Greetings and welcome to CAC. We are pleased with your interest in CAC 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. Wayne Rutherford - Superintendent

Senior management

Superintendent: Mr Wayne Rutherford

School description

Along with our Academic program, CAC hosts a rich array of sports, performing arts, and activities program for students after school and on weekends. We believe we are the best school in Cairo, and our 70 year history bears that out. CAC students go on to top universities around the world. 

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • American Curriculum

Examinations board:


Higher education:

100% of students progress to higher education

University destinations:

Princeton, UPenn, Barnard, King's College London; University College London; McGill, Univ of Toronto

Sports and extra-curricular activities


We belong to the Europe-based ISST League and CISSA for Cairo-based athletics. CAC offers Soccer, Volleyball, Swim Team, Water Polo, Wrestling, Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Golf

Extra-curricular activities:

Performing Arts and Clubs
A rich extracurricular program including MUN, student council, National Arts Honor Society, plays and musicals, and more!


Admission process:

All documentation required is available on our website's admissions page: Requires previous school records, health records, test scores, confidential teacher recommendations, and any special testing regarding exceptional needs.

Admission and language criteria:

We have an ELL program into high school. Students hoping to enter High School must have sufficient English ability to pass High School classes with minimal assistance, and to be able to graduate with no additional support.

Fees (Annual)



Junior Day:


Secondary Day:




Danya Amin

Job title:

Head of Admissions

Further information

CAC's Mission is for children to Learn, Explore and have Fun...come check us out to see how we're doing and if CAC is the right school for your child and your family. 




1 Midan Digla, Road 253, Digla, Maadi



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