Cairo American College (CAC) is committed to promoting the health and well-being of our students.
CAC’s approach to student health and well-being is supported by multiple pillars: a holistic and American Values-based approach to education, an inquiry-based curriculum, a school-wide strategic plan, theoretical underpinnings in positive education, and a well-being philosophy.
Health and Well-being at CAC is not the result of any one universal program, rather, it is a cumulative and comprehensive approach to provide a holistic range of experiences, activities and programs that scaffold and spiral school-wide. Health and well-being is part of the CAC ecosystem.
American International Educational Values
Prioritize personalized academic success and achievement which is essential for building students’ self-esteem and confidence. When students feel capable and successful, they are more likely to have positive mental health and well-being.
Emphasize the importance of creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. These skills promote problem-solving and decision-making, which can lead to reduced stress and better health outcomes.
Foster a sense of community and connectedness among students. This sense of belonging can lead to increased social support, better mental health outcomes, and improved academic performance.
Promote physical health and well-being through physical education and health classes, athletics, and activity programs. By encouraging healthy lifestyles and habits at an early age, students develop lifelong habits that support their overall health and wellbeing.
Support and accept mistakes and failure as the normal part of learning and developing healthy decision making skills.
Supportive systems and structures are in place that help students learn from mistakes, recover from failures, in order to embrace challenges.