El Alsson British and American International School was established in 1982. The school offers a British section from Foundation Stage 1 (3 year olds) to GCSE with a Sixth Form for AS & A-Level (18 year olds). The school prides itself on being one of the best International schools in Cairo and after 38 years enjoys a reputation for successful quality education and dedicated customer care.
The British International School follows the National Curriculum of England, with some adaptations especially in history and geography where Egypt and the Middle East feature prominently. The curriculum is well-balanced and meets the needs of a wide range of children. In the Senior School, children take IGCSE/GCSE in Year 11, AS and A-level exams in Year 12 and 13. The examination results in recent years have been excellent, enabling students to enter prestigious universities in Egypt and abroad.
All sections of the school teach the Ministry of Education Arabic and Religion programmes for Egyptian students. Students from expatriate families follow an Arabic as a Second Language course as part of their studies.