School History

The British International School, Cairo was established in 1976 to serve the educational needs of expatriate children in Cairo. Over time it has built its reputation on the basis of its academic record and the breadth of its educational programmes. Graduates of BISC progress to some of the finest universities in the world, and BISC is regarded as the school that makes tomorrow’s leaders.

Over time, the school has grown and embraced children from the Commonwealth, the English-speaking Egyptian community and other nationalities tied to British-type schooling. In 1989, the School further strengthened its commitment to its international outlook by the introduction of the International Baccalaureate Diploma course, and, in 2008, BISC opened a state of the art campus in Beverly Hills, west of Cairo.

BISC is a now flourishing international school, with competitive pressure for places in all year groups. Academic results are strong, making the school one of the best in the Middle East. As a vibrant international school, children are accepted for admission at three main entry points: in the Junior School (FS1), in the Senior School (Y7) and in Sixth Form (Y12). The School is, nevertheless, accommodating to the needs of international families.

The diverse international student body leads to the natural development of goodwill, friendliness, tolerance and understanding among our pupils, with over nine hundred students representing over fifty nationalities.