Magic on El Alsson Walls by Mohamed Rabie

El Alsson NewGiza has managed to secure the renowned artist Mr. Mohamed Rabie in collaboration with TAM gallery to visit our school and inspire our Alssonians. well Guess what? He too was inspired by our students and their passion for art. We are honored to have him pay us a visit and spend an entire day with our students creating magic on our Alsson walls.

Thank you Mr. Mohamed Rabie, we are ever so grateful!

Mohamed Rabie



IBDP Authorization Announcement

Dear Staff, Students, Parents, and El Alsson Community,

We are proud to announce that El Alsson American International School is now an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School. We have received authorization to deliver the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11 and 12, and we plan for our first DP cohort to start in September 2023. The authorization as an IB World School allows the addition of the IB Diploma Programme to our High School academic offerings, allowing the choice between completing the IB Diploma or the American High School Diploma.Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit foundation that offers challenging educational programmes for students aged 3 to 19 to help develop their intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

The IBDP is a rigorous, well rounded programme for 16-18 year olds which is recognized and respected by leading universities and employers around the world, including Egypt. The programme aims to develop a breadth and depth of knowledge in students, as well as focusing on developing positive character traits and international mindedness. The IBDP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, which comprises the Theory of Knowledge course, Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, and the Extended Essay. Through the subject groups and the DP core, students connect the learning and thinking within subjects, reflect on what knowledge is, complete independent research and inquiry projects, and undertake a project which often involves community service.

We would like to take this moment to thank the hard work that all of our High School staff have put into ensuring we were successful in the lengthy and rigorous authorization process, which has included significant planning, educator training and the development of IB curriculum in all subject areas. We would also like to recognize the work that Mark Wisniewski, our Assistant Head of Teaching & Learning and IBDP Coordinator, put into this authorization process, as well as our IBDP core team of Yasmine Adel (CAS Coordinator) and Rehab Esmail (Extended Essay Coordinator).

For further information about the IBDP, and how it will benefit the students of El Alsson American International School, we will be running a series of Grade 10 parent/student information sessions beginning in early November, and for other grade levels in January 2023. Information about the IBDP can be found by clicking on the IB DP Curriculum website. We will be updating our website over the coming weeks to provide you with more information on the IBDP at El Alsson.


Soumaya Amr, Colin Rogers and Karim Rogers



Allison Fleet

American School Principal

Exam Board independence announcement

El Alsson has recently been awarded independent status as an examination centre in Egypt by Pearson Edexcel and OxfordAQA examination boards and the Ministry of Education. This is a significant achievement for the school and will allow greater freedom of subject choice, resources and exam administration and will allow greater personalisation of exam courses and pathways for study for students. El Alsson is one of only a handful of schools in Egypt to be granted this independent status, and we are looking forward to working directly with both examination boards from now on. The school will also maintain its relationship with Cambridge Assessment International Examinations via our link with the British Council.

El Alsson is a CIS Member

El Alsson British and American International Schools are delighted to announce that the schools have been awarded Council of International Schools (CIS) membership status.

Between the 30th November and 2nd December 2021 the school undertook a three day membership evaluation process and has received the final report confirming membership status. The CIS global membership community includes more than 1,360 schools and universities in 122 countries. The CIS vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures, and educators from every corner of the world.

The school received commendations from the evaluators in several areas including the development of leadership and guiding statements for the schools, student and staff well-being, child protection and safeguarding, curriculum development, the development of relationships through high quality teaching and learning, the school campus and partnerships with our community and families. We are very proud of the report that we have received and will use this to continue to develop our school as we move towards the next phases of accreditation with CIS. We would like to thank and congratulate every member of our community for the part that they played in this evaluation.

BSO Inspection

This week the British School has been inspected against the British Schools Overseas standards by a team of 3 inspectors. Whilst we cannot publish the findings of this inspection until we receive the final report from the team, it has been a very good week and very useful to the school. The inspection team thanked the staff and students for the warm welcome that they have received during the inspection.

El Alsson R.A.C.E. in partnership with the Trifactory

Dear Parents,

For the first time ever, El Alsson British & American International Schools and The TriFactory are partnering up to organise an exciting road running race that celebrates El Alsson’s 40th Year Anniversary and is open for ALL RUNNERS! Taking place on Friday, November 19th, “El Alsson R.A.C.E. will feature two distances, 5K, and the iconic 1K Kids Race!

These distances will make El Alsson R.A.C.E. suitable for all ages and abilities, and will take runners on a beautiful race course that will start and finish at El Alsson. Runners can expect exciting giveaways and an amazing finisher’s medal, as well as a race course filled with nutrition stations and entertainment.


1K Kids Race (Ages 3-8)

Race tickets must be purchased for the children, parents & guardians may accompany them free of charge.
3 & 4 year olds must be accompanied

5-8 year old kids are encouraged to run on their own.


5K (Ages 8+)

All participants (children and adults) must be ticket holders.

Parents are encouraged to run alongside their younger children.



8:00 AM         Race Pack Pick Up

9:00 AM         5K Race Start

10:00 AM         1K Kids Race Start
10:30 AM        Awards Ceremony


The registration fee covers the full race experience including the Race Number, automatic timing service, Race Cap, special Finisher’s Medal and digital race certificate. 1K Kids race receive a special kids medal and the Race Cap.

Early-Bird Registration

Tuesday, October 12th – Friday, November 5th

1K —————- EGP 200

5K —————- EGP 300

General Registration

Saturday, November 6th – Thursday, November 11th

1K —————- EGP 200

5K —————- EGP 400


You can sign up for El Alsson R.A.C.E. through one of two methods:
•Cash payment at El Alsson Cashier’s Office in the Administration Building.
•Online registration and payment at

Sign up today and see you at El Alsson R.A.C.E!

El Alsson School Turns 40!!!

September – 2021

El Alsson School is proud to turn 40 years this academic year.  El Alsson began by teaching the Egyptian National Curriculum from 1982 until 1992, then in response to numerous requests by parents for an alternative style of education to the Ministry’s National programme, the ‘English Academy International’ as it was called at the time was opened offering the British curriculum leading to IGCSE, AS and A-Level.

In 2002, El Alsson International School was approved as a centre for Edexcel GCSE, A/S and A-Level programmes as an alternative to the examination-based, cramming-style IGCSE system. For all of our students, El Alsson has been able to provide an interesting and demanding curriculum with a wide range of subjects available, taught by experienced UK teachers. In 2006 the American Section was introduced and a year later, accredited. We then became El Alsson British and American International School.

In 2017 El Alsson Haraneya moved to New Giza becoming El Alsson British and American International Schools – New Giza. We moved to a new state of the art campus built over 14 fedaans in one of the most prestigious communities in Cairo.

Looking back at the past 40 years we are proud of what El Alsson has achieved in the field of education, proud that it has always tried to be ahead of the game in embracing new educational developments and trends, and proud that it has strived to graduate citizens who are well equipped to succeed in the international market. We are extremely proud of all our alumni body, many of whom have exceeded in all walks of life.

We are ever so grateful to all the parents, students, teachers, administrators, matrons, workers, bus drivers, gardeners and stakeholders who were part of this journey and made it with us so far. We couldn’t have done it without any of you.

Thank you and Happy 40th anniversary to El Alsson Community.

Celebrating IGCSE and GCSE Results

El Alsson British International School students and staff are again celebrating an outstanding set of examination results, this time for this year’s IGCSE and GCSE students. Following on from the AS and A2 successes earlier this week, students have again raised the bar at IGCSE and GCSE. Given the uncertainty and disruption that students and teachers have experienced through the majority of these courses due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these results are exceptional and students, teachers and parents should be very proud of these results.

69% of students achieved at least 3 A*-A or 9-7 grades with 59% of all grades achieved being A*-A or 9-7. 42% of all grades were the very highest grades possible, either A* or 8 or 9 respectively.

25% (14) of students achieved a grade point average of 8.0 or higher. 45% of students achieved 9 grades at A*-B or 9-5.

80% of students achieved the Egyptian Ministry of Education requirements for university entry by achieving at least 8 GCSE grades at A*-C or 9-4.

These results clearly continue a consistent pattern of improvement across all subjects in recent years.

Head of Key Stage 4, Ms Trisandhya Trott commented “This year 11 cohort has had the most disrupted GCSE programme I have seen in my teaching career. Their results today are a testament to their resilience in the face of this disruption and their determination to succeed. I say this to each year 11 group, but it is especially true this year: every single student has something to be proud of today. These outstanding results form just part of the achievements of our year 11 students. Outside of their academic studies, they have all developed into mature and inquisitive young people who will go onto even greater success in the future. And, they are all exceptionally nice people. A huge thank you to all of the staff members who have worked with and supported our students through this process.”

Secondary Headteacher of the British School, Mr Gareth Morgan commented: “I would like to congratulate the students and teachers of Year 11 for their wonderful achievements in these exams. The commitment of teachers, who did not miss a day of offering opportunities to learn, was met by the dedication of students determined to do their best. The El Alsson spirit of working together as a community for the benefit of the students in our care has really been evident in this difficult year. I wish Year 11 all the best as they begin their Year 12 studies later this month. ”

The rigours of the IGCSE/GCSE courses and it being their first experience of internationally renowned qualifications during the uncertainty of a global pandemic can mean that some students have not achieved as well as they might have hoped. We are very keen to support any student that needs help assessing their next steps and they must not hesitate to get in touch with the school over the coming days and weeks if they need to.

Well done to all our students!

El Alsson NewGiza Signs with Belcash

We proudly announce signing a partnership with Belcash; the consumer finance arm for Beltone to facilitate and offer multiple Education loan products to El Alsson parents.

Parents can now choose the option to finance tuition fees (partially or fully) from 6 to 12 equal monthly installments with minimal documentation and instant approval.

One other product gives parents an option to finance their kids entire education period (eg: Elementary, Middle or Secondary) and pay over an extended period that can reach up to 60 months.

This comes in line with our strategy to help our parents ease the burden of education tuition fees. We are proud of this partnership and we hope it benefits our parents.

Zawya Press Release

Al Arabiya Press Release

Arab Finance

Veto Gate Press Release

Al Bawabah News Press Release

Al Sok El Arabiya Press Release




Christmas Gift Reveal

So yesterday our Junior School Alssonians have received their Christmas gift from Santa. Due to the current circumstances, only 2 of each class were randomly selected to receive and unwrap the gift. Meanwhile the other class members watched on zoom live as the present reveal took place. The gift was a bunch of large Lego blocks from EverBlock Egypt

for the students to play with and get as creative as they can together. Some built houses, some built chairs while others built towers. It was a lovely day enjoyed by all. Thank you Santa

EverBlock Egypt