Founded in 1945, CAC has a long-standing history of offering an exceptional American education experience in Egypt.
Thank you for your interest in Cairo American College.
We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know your family through our admission process.
In addition to reviewing previous records, CAC often administers tests to applicants at all grade levels, to facilitate decisions regarding admission and placement. All of the above documents must be received before a testing appointment can be made. In the case of students applying for August admission, the counselors are available 7-14 days prior to the opening of school. Families should plan their arrival date accordingly so that students will be ready to enter the first day of school.
Admission to Pre-Kindergarten:
Admission to Pre-Kindergarten is determined by age and through assessment of the applicant's readiness to benefit from the CAC Pre-Kindergarten program. To meet the age requirement, applicants must be three years old for PreK-3 and four years old for Pre-K4 on or before September 30th of the school year for which they wish to enroll. Admission to Pre-Kindergarten does not guarantee continued enrollment at CAC.
Admission to Kindergarten:
Admission to Kindergarten is determined by age and through assessment of the applicant's readiness to benefit from the CAC Kindergarten program. To meet the age requirement, applicants must be five years old on or before September 30th of the school year for which they wish to enroll.
Admission to Grade 1:
Admission to first grade is determined by age and readiness. To meet the age requirement, applicants must be six years old on or before September 30th of the school year for which they wish to enroll and/or have successfully completed the CAC Kindergarten program or its equivalent, as determined by CAC.
Admission to Middle School/High School:
In addition to requirements for admission noted elsewhere in CAC Board policy, applicants to the middle and high school must be able to successfully satisfy CAC graduation requirements before their 20th birthday.
Board approved and issued: April 13, 1993
Revised: June 6, 2000, April 24, 2007
CAC will seek, in line with its mission, to provide an exceptional educational experience by enrolling students from a broad range of nationalities to promote diversity, inclusion, and international-mindedness.
In the event of space constraints, admissions categories and priorities are defined in Policy 8.202 as follows:
Dependents of expatriates.
Qualified siblings of current CAC students.
Qualified children of CAC alumni.
Host country national applicants who have been enrolled in U.S. schools or overseas schools that offer an American or IB curriculum immediately prior to applying to CAC.
All other applicants.
In addition to these priorities, decisions regarding admission of applicants may be based on other factors including, but not limited to, an assessment of the student’s potential to be successful at CAC, contribution to the school’s educational and co-curricular program, and the school’s goal to maintain a cultural balance in the student body as well as the American character of the institution as prescribed by CAC’s mission.
When approaching facility or programmatic limitations, a waiting list for admission will be developed and administered by the Director of Admissions. Only applicants who have fulfilled application requirements are eligible for the waiting list.
Board approved and issued: May 11, 1993 Revised: January 20, 1998, May 15, 2007, April 22, 2008, December 16, 2008, March 16, 2010, May 22, 2012, February, 2022
Parents & students should be aware of the following policies regarding the school's curricular requirements and guardianship of students:
Approved: June 4, 1996
Revised: April 10, 2001, November 15, 2005