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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.



CAC online application is simple. Introduce yourself and your family in the first section of our online application .
The information you provide sets up your account and your child’s application in our Admissions Portal.
It also triggers an email to you with your access information to your child’s applications in the portal.

The steps below provide you with an overview of our application requirements.



Completed Application

Student Medical
Examination Form


Complete, official school records for the past two years (three years for students applying to Grade 12).  Read more 




Confidential Recommendation Forms
To be completed by the student's Teacher and Counselor/Principal. Elementary school
(Grades PreK - 5)

Read more


A Completed and
Signed Release Form authorizing CAC to contact the previous school


Copy of the applicant's passport.
Applicants of Egyptian citizenship must provide the school with a letter signed and sealed by the Minister of Education authorizing the student's enrollment
at CAC.




An application fee of $390 must be paid to the cashier at the time of application for admission or re-admission. 
This fee is non-refundable.


A completed and signed "PreK Parent Questionnaire" must accompany applications for PreK.


A completed and signed "KG Parent Questionnaire" must accompany applications for Kindergarten.


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. 



Age considerations

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

Admissions Priorities

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:

Category One:

  • Dependents of expatriate employees who are citizens of the United States with policy-mandated Board appointments.
  • Dependents of expatriate employees of organizations with policy-mandated Board appointments.
  • Applicants who receive tuition as a CAC contractual benefit. [CAC employees are expected to enroll their dependents at the beginning of the academic year. Those who are not enrolled at the beginning of the year will be placed on the waiting list].

Category Two:
Dependents of expatriates.

Category Three:
Qualified siblings of current CAC students.

Category Four:
Qualified children of CAC alumni.

Category Five:
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.

Category Six:
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

Other Policies

Parents & students should be aware of the following policies regarding the school's curricular requirements and guardianship of students:

  • • Cairo American College is a private, secular American school.  All students must satisfy the curricular requirements as outlined in the school's policies.  These include participation in health courses (which include sex education), mixed physical education classes with a swimming component and other specific graduation requirements for secondary school students.
  • • Students admitted to Cairo American College must reside with their parents.  Guardianships, in lieu of residing with parents, must have prior approval of the school.
  • • On a space available basis Cairo American College welcomes students wishing to study at CAC for one semester under the legal guardianship of an individual or family living in Egypt subject to guidelines developed by the Administration. Enrollment in the exchange program is limited to one semester.  If the student wishes to extend the period of study he/she would be treated as a regular admission on a retroactive basis. Exchange students will be required to pay the regular tuition for the semester of attendance plus application fees.

Approved: June 4, 1996
Revised: April 10, 2001, November 15, 2005

 pdfDocumentIcon  Elementary School Confidential Teacher Recommendation/Reference  (PreK/Kindergarten)
 pdfDocumentIcon  Elementary School Confidential Teacher Recommendation/Reference  (Grades 1-5)
 pdfDocumentIcon  Middle and High School Counselor/Principal Recommendation  (Grades 6-11)
 pdfDocumentIcon  Middle and High School Math Teacher Confidential Recommendation (Grades 6–11)
 pdfDocumentIcon  Middle and High School English or Social Studies Teacher Confidential Recommendation (Grades 6–11)

To be completed by the student's Teacher and Counselor/Principal. Elementary school (Grades PreK - 5) applicants must submit one from the current classroom teacher; Middle and High school applicants (Grades 6 - 12) must submit one from the Math teacher, one from the English or Social Studies teacher and one from the Counselor/Principal. These documents are school-to-school documents and must arrive at the CAC admissions office directly from either the teacher or the school.


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