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Best International Schools and Bilingual Schools in Alexandria

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: If you're moving to Alexandria with kids, choosing a school if often your first decisions and impacts where you'll live. Here are some popular bilingual and international schools in Alexandria

Alexandria, a city known for its rich history and cultural heritage, is also a hub for expats and digital nomads who bring along their families. While not as large as Cairo, Alexandria offers a selection of international and bilingual schools catering to the diverse educational needs of expat children. Among the most popular ones are the Schutz American School and the British School of Alexandria, both known for their high-quality education and international curricula.

Schutz American School

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): 6 Mohamed Pasha Said St., Smouha, Alexandria
Website: www.schutzschool.org.eg

Schutz American School, founded in 1924, is one of the oldest American schools in the region. It offers an American-style education with Advanced Placement (AP) courses for high school students. The school boasts a diverse student body, modern facilities, and a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, and community service programs. Schutz is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

British School of Alexandria (BSA)

Grades: Foundation Stage through Year 13
Location(s): 6 Patrice Lumumba, Azarita, Alexandria
Website: www.bsalex.net

The British School of Alexandria offers a British curriculum and is tailored for students from the Foundation Stage through to A-Levels. BSA prides itself on its small class sizes, which allow for personalized attention, and its strong sense of community. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and provides a range of extracurricular activities, including music, drama, and various clubs.

Alexandria International Academy (AIA)

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): 14 May St., Semouha, Alexandria
Website: www.aia-egypt.com

Alexandria International Academy offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for students from Pre-K to Grade 12. With a focus on developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, AIA provides a multicultural environment and a curriculum that encourages both personal and academic achievement. The school's facilities include science labs, art studios, and sports fields, and it offers a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Egyptian American School

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): KM 6, Alex-Cairo Desert Road, Alexandria

The Egyptian American School in Alexandria offers an American curriculum with an emphasis on preparing students for universities both in Egypt and abroad. The school's campus features modern classrooms, science and computer labs, and sports facilities. Extracurricular activities include sports teams, academic clubs, and community service opportunities.

Deutsche Schule der Borromäerinnen Alexandria (DSBA)

Grades: Kindergarten through Grade 12
Location(s): 8 Champollion St., Al Ibrahimeyah, Alexandria

DSBA provides a German-based education in Alexandria and is part of a network of German schools abroad. The school offers a curriculum that leads to the German International Abitur, recognized for university entrance worldwide. DSBA emphasizes language acquisition, with instruction in German, English, and Arabic, and promotes intercultural understanding. Facilities include a library, science labs, and sports areas.

Lycée Français d'Alexandrie (LFA)

Grades: Maternelle (Preschool) through Terminale (Senior Year)
Location(s): 6 Rue Ahmed Yehia Pasha, Roushdy, Alexandria
Website: www.lfalex.org

Lycée Français d'Alexandrie is a French international school that follows the French National Education curriculum. It caters to students from preschool to the baccalaureate level. LFA is part of the AEFE network of French schools abroad and offers a multilingual education with a strong emphasis on cultural diversity. The school's facilities include science labs, computer rooms, and a theater, and it offers a wide array of extracurricular activities.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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