American International Curriculum

Our American International curriculum is our carefully chosen approach to ensure your child’s holistic development with a range of educational and enrichment programs. It fosters children’s creativity and individual capabilities, utilizing proactive teaching methods in a personalized learning environment.

Our curriculum develops critical thinking and communication skills enhancing the students’ ability to adapt and contribute to their community and world. It emphasizes students’ personal development, encouraging diversity, international mindedness, curiosity, and a passion for learning. 

Our unique teaching approach helps students build understanding through inquiry, action, and reflection. Most importantly, it enables them to gain independence of thought, the ability to explore and find out for themselves and use their critical thinking skills to solve problems. They are taught how to think out of the box and to express themselves in so many ways.

IB Candidate School 

GEMS International School Cairo is a Candidate School* for the PYP and MYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. 
These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that GISC believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  

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Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Tests

MAP Tests are internationally recognized benchmarks for students from Grade 2 through Grade 9, GISC administers MAP Tests 3 times a year through Fall, Winter, and Spring.

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