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About Us

Welcome to Salahaldin International School, where diversity is celebrated, and education is dynamic. With a comprehensive American education curriculum, innovative teaching methods, and world-class facilities, we provide our students with a student-friendly and caring atmosphere to support their intellectual, cultural, and emotional growth. Come join us, and experience the best education that Egypt has to offer.

Salahaldin International School

Salahaldin International School (SIS) is an international school in New Cairo, Egypt, that opened its doors in September 2009. The school has a diverse student body with over 1450 students from kindergarten to grade 12. The majority of students are Egyptian nationals, but the school also has students from 26 other countries.

Academic Facilities

SIS has a variety of academic facilities to support its students’ learning and development.

All classrooms are equipped with high configuration Interactive Flat Panels, and the school has four science labs, four computer labs (including an iMac lab), four art rooms, three music rooms, a music studio, a drama room, a 3D cinema, two conference halls, and an auditorium with 600 seats.

School Structure

SIS is committed to providing a well-rounded education for its students. The school has eight departments:

  • Kindergarten
  • Primary School (Grades 1-2)
  • Lower Elementary School (Grades 3-4)
  • Upper Elementary School (Grades 5-6)
  • Middle School (Grades 7-8)
  • Junior High School (Grade 9-10)
  • Senior High School (Grade 11-12)
  • IB Diploma Program (Grade 11-12)

Each department has its own Assistant Principal, and all teachers work closely together to plan, deliver, and improve instruction.

Education Philosophy

SIS believes that diversity is a strength, and students are taught understanding, tolerance, and respect for all people. The school is committed to providing its students with the best possible education and preparing them for success in the globalized world.

School Timing
The academic school year at SIS consists of 183 instructional school days.

Dismissal Times

The regular school day runs from 7:30 am to 2:40 pm from Sunday to Wednesday. On Thursdays, students are dismissed at 1:40 pm.

Additional Academic Support Sessions

SIS offers free academic support classes for students who may need more tutoring. These classes are held once a week after school for all subjects. Every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, academic support sessions are available for the entire school.

Session durations

The Kindergarten and Elementary School departments maintain a schedule of 34 lessons per week, each session being 40 minutes in duration. The Middle and High School departments maintain a schedule of 29 lessons per week, each session being 55 minutes.

Parent Meetings

Parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress during Parent-Teacher Conference, which is held once every trimester.

Teacher meetings can be scheduled throughout the year, in addition to a general two-week orientation/in-service at the beginning of the academic year.


Blended Education

Salahaldin International School (SIS) offers students a unique educational experience that blends American and international educational traditions with the rich culture and heritage of Egypt. SIS offers a mix of curricular and co-curricular activities, with a wide variety of programs to meet the needs and interests of its students.

Teaching Standards

SIS has collaboratively developed and continues to implement a curriculum based on clear, measurable learning goals. The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core standards and benchmarks. In Kindergarten, SIS offers a blend of Montessori and American curricula to maximize students’ benefits.

IB Diploma Program

In Grade 9, SIS students choose to graduate with either an American or IBDP diploma. The college counselor and academic team help students understand the difference between the two programs and make the best decision for their future. Students can also join a preparation program in Grade 10 to orient them for the IBDP in Grade 11.

Instructional Resources

SIS uses a variety of instructional materials, including Harcourt School Publishers (HMH) resources, which are aligned to curriculum standards used throughout all the school departments. Students are given many opportunities to practice their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills through various online and offline educational resources, such as IXL, Think Central, and Holt McDougal.

Student Centered Learning

In 2017, SIS became one of the first schools in Egypt to take the Apple License and fully implement the Apple Classroom program for all grades 3 to 12.

SIS provides one of the most powerful college guidance systems, Bridge U, to help students choose the right college for their needs.

And More…

To prepare students to responsibly participate in and contribute to contemporary society as informed, aware, active, and caring citizens, they must be proficient in the use of the native language of the country. Thus, Arabic is given priority among the subjects.

In addition to the core academic subjects, SIS also offers a wide range of World Languages, including French and German, from grades 4 to 12.

A Learning Environment That Promotes Active Engagement

A Learning Environment That Promotes Active Engagement

At Salahaldin International School (SIS), we believe that students learn best through natural, meaningful, integrated experiences relevant to their lives. Our classrooms are child-centered and active, and students are expected to take an active role in their learning. We encourage them to experiment and think for themselves, and to use a wide range of materials and resources, working individually and in small groups.

Learning by Doing

One of the key ways that students learn at SIS is by doing. We believe that laboratory experimentation in Science, hands-on manipulation of math learning resources, and application of Language Arts skills in activities such as letter writing, conversational practice, oral presentations, and reading for information and entertainment are all effective ways to promote learning.

Developing Higher-Order Thinking Skills

In addition to learning by doing, we also focus on helping students develop their higher-order thinking skills. We do this through a variety of classroom strategies, such as class discussions and debates, problem-solving activities, research and project work, student presentations, and encouragement in taking leadership roles.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

SIS has a variety of state-of-the-art facilities to support our students’ learning and development. These facilities include technology-ready classrooms, well-equipped science labs, music and art rooms, a weight room, computer labs, department libraries, a multi-media room, an auditorium, and outdoor sports courts.

A Commitment to Individual Growth

At SIS, we believe that individual growth is the goal. We accept students’ differences and provide them with the support they need to reach their full potential. We are committed to providing our students with a well-rounded education that will prepare them for success in college and beyond.

What makes SIS the best choice?

Real-life strategy to reach your goals.

Salahaldin International School (SIS) offers students a world-class education, with a focus on technology, innovation, and individual growth.

SIS offers iPad education from Grade 3 to 12, and each classroom is equipped with Smart Flat Pannels and Apple compatible boards. The school also has fully equipped multimedia and presentation rooms, modern science and computer labs, and an iMac Computer lab.

SIS offers a comprehensive and broad K-12 American curriculum, and students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of national and international competitions. Many assessments and exams are administered on iPads, and SIS has a team of experienced, qualified, and caring foreign and Egyptian instructors.

SIS also has a variety of other facilities to support students’ learning and development, including:

  • Air-conditioned, multi-media equipped, healthy classrooms
  • 3D Cinemas
  • Safe, outdoor playground/recreational facilities
  • Cafeterias that serve healthy, nutritious meals
  • Busing/transport services
  • A gymnasium
  • Canteens and recreational areas
  • A comprehensive library
  • On-site medical care and services administered by licensed, qualified staff
  • A student-friendly, student-centered, relaxed, and caring atmosphere
  • Wide range of extracurricular activities and after school clubs
  • An auditorium
  • Basketball, tennis and volleyball courts
  • Advanced computer and internet facilities
  • Music and art room
  • Activity and project-based learning
  • A safe, secure school equipped with a video surveillance system
  • Robotics Lab

SIS is committed to providing students with the best possible education, and its state-of-the-art facilities and innovative teaching methods reflect this commitment.