LifestyleGEMS Education Expands in Egypt Establishing its First Purpose-Built School in Cairo

New International school built on 13,000 square meters in Al Rehab City 2 opening next year
Salma KhattabMarch 7, 20216 min

GEMS Egypt Group, a subsidiary of GEMS Education, the largest private K-12 education provider in the world, has announced its expansion in Egypt by establishing the first GEMS purpose-built school in Egypt, “GEMS International School in Cairo” as a premium American and International School located in the heart of New Cairo, Egypt. The school is also in the process of applying for candidacy to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School providing quality education to students from kindergarten to secondary school.

The new school is being built in Al Rehab City 2 on a total area of 13,000 square meters and is scheduled to open in September 2022.

This is a new milestone following GEMS Egypt’s success in serving 7000 students in Egypt over the past years, offering diverse curricula and targeting different segments. GEMS Egypt currently operates 4 schools, two of which are British international schools and two are private schools offering Egyptian national curriculums in English, and French: the British International School in Madinaty (BISM), the British School in Rehab (TBS), Madinaty Language School (MLS), and Madinaty Integrated Language Schools (MILS).

GEMS Education Expands in Egypt Establishing its First Purpose-Built School in Cairo

Ahmed Wahby, Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Egypt commented: “I am proud of our success in Egypt in the past years, which has laid the foundation for the establishment of the first greenfield school for GEMS in Egypt, and we are confident that our innovative and progressive teaching and learning methods can offer great value to the Egyptian students and families. Backed by the GEMS’s educational legacy of over 60 years, GEMS International School in Cairo will be dedicated to providing an outstanding personalized learning environment that unlocks every child’s potential towards creativity and ingenuity. We in GEMS Education believe that every child has a potential for greatness, and quality education is the key to unlocking the genius in every child. It is all about providing an enabling approach and a personalized environment that gives opportunity to explore the true capabilities of every child.”

Wahby added, “We aspire to GEMS International School in Cairo becoming a model for how a school community can show inclusiveness and diversity through a values-driven community where values and virtues are equally important to academic excellence. Our objective is to create an environment that provides students with all that they need to develop personally, academically, emotionally and socially, into well-rounded, distinguished leaders and creative global citizens. With generous investment and a focus on technology integration providing a seamless learning experience, enrichment programs, personal and professional development, cutting-edge educational resources and state-of-the-art school facilities. This will include fully equipped classrooms, spaces for creativity, innovation and technology maker spaces. In addition, there will be a media center, visual and performing arts facilities, multi-purpose auditorium and extensive sports and athletic facilities that respect diversity and instill a culture of inclusion with every aspect.”

GEMS Education, was established in 1959, has a proven track record of providing first-class education to more than 300,000 students around the world across different curricula and segments meeting needs of students and families around the world.

GEMS International School in Cairo is applying for candidacy to become one of the very few schools in Egypt to provide an all-through IB World Continuum School education offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and eventually the IB Diploma Programme (DP)

Salma Khattab

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