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Modern English School Cairo



Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge International Examination (IGCSE/A-Level), Council of International Schools (CIS), IB DP, UK


International, United States of America, Advanced Placement, Common Core, UK-IGCSE, UK-GCSE, UK-A Levels, IB DP

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A BSO ‘Outstanding School’, Modern English School Cairo was established in 1990 with just 26 students; today the school population stands at 2444 students. MES Cairo has gained an array of significant awards, memberships, and accreditations. It is fully accredited by BSME (British Schools in the Middle East), BSO (British Schools Overseas), COBIS, MSA (Middle States Association), and certified as an IBO World School. A member of ECIS, NESA, COBIS, and BSME, MES Cairo is a multi-national, co-educational, English-language medium, international school that caters for students from Foundation Stage One to Secondary (Year/Grade 12).

The school is located on an impressive 32,500 m2 landscaped campus in the clean and well-positioned suburb of New Cairo. The campus architecture is designed to promote a family atmosphere. Buildings are nestled in spacious green gardens, and outdoor facilities include play areas and an eco-garden. The sports complex contains volleyball and basketball courts, two heated and covered swimming pools, a full-size football pitch, an all-weather athletic track, a gymnasium, a weights and cardio room, and a dance studio. A 400-seat theatre, three large multi-purpose halls, and three well-resourced libraries support the pursuit of providing quality teaching and learning on campus.

At MES Cairo our mission is to care for, challenge, and inspire our students. Our Graduate Profile promotes mutual respect, broadmindedness, and understanding amongst people of all nationalities and cultures. The staff and students strive to embody these qualities in their day-to-day lives. Our community of teachers, students, and their parents is committed to high standards and continued success. We provide ongoing support for teachers and ample opportunity for quality continuing professional development and experience, committed to the importance of lifelong learning for all. The school has a reputation for excellence, and we work hard to maintain this by recruiting suitably qualified teachers of high caliber with endearing personalities. For further details, visit our website:


Teachers receive a housing contribution which is paid monthly. Many teachers choose to supplement their housing allowance, depending on their chosen location and style of housing. Teaching couples each receive their own housing allowance as individuals. Teachers rent apartments independently of the school but our accommodation team offers ample assistance to new recruits, including a website of available options.


Economy class tickets are provided for the teacher’s arrival to Cairo at the beginning of the contract. For returning staff, a set allowance for a round trip ticket to the nominated ‘home’ destination (as per contract) is provided during the summer break, for non-returning staff a set allowance for a one way ticket is provided. The allowance is based on the average prices of a round trip ticket to various airports in the country of origin.

Moving Allowance

Staff that are new to Cairo are entitled to a nominal settling in allowance upon their first arrival in Cairo; some local currency cash for incidentals

Dependent Opportunities

We offer tuition for dependent children


We provide health insurance within Egypt; subsidized international insurance available. Longevity bonus paid at end of service.


Longevity bonus paid at end of service.

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