Messages from the Chairman & Principal

A Message from the Chairman of the Board

As the very proud chairman of the board of Princeton International School, one of the most academically distinguished schools in Cairo, with a well-respected history of providing exceptional educational outcomes and opportunities for the gifted and talented learners, I warmly welcome you to our website.

In PIS, students are given opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge and become responsible citizens and succeed, we develop individuals who are decision-makers, and we consciously strive to impart knowledge to our students who can leave an impression on the community

Based on the Finnish way in education, we offer a broad curriculum and a range of opportunities for all our students to achieve excellence in academic, creative, social, cultural, sporting and community endeavors. We value collaborative learning, positive relationships and building capacity amongst our students to effectively allow them to engage in the world of the future, where problem solving, evaluating, working in teams, communicating, creating and innovating are not only valued concepts, but expected skills, attributes and capabilities.

In PIS, we value relationships and connections with the community. We encourage our students to develop respectful relationships with their peers, teachers and the broader community. We instill in our students a keen social conscience and the capacity to make ethical decisions. We work hard to develop and sustain productive partnerships and connections with our parents. We are proud to be a high performing school and aim to be the selective school of first choice for all families within our community.

In PIS, we prepare students who are;

  • Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of
  • Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of
  • Reflective as learners, developing their ability to
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future
  • Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

Dr. Hamdy Abdolrazik Ahmed
Chairman of the Board

A Message from the Principal

It is my pleasure to welcome you to PIS American and IB School.

Our school has taken giant steps towards achieving educational excellence and we will continue to engrave our print in the hearts and minds of our international- minded, creative students.

As the principal and second MOM of PIS, I believe it is my responsibility to maintain a supportive and collaborative spirit at our school. We have open channels with parents and students to deal with their concerns and to anticipate problems to devise precautions against them.

PIS provides a holistic blended (American & IB) educational system that inspires students to discover their talents, pursue their passions, and make a positive impact on their communities and the world beyond.

Our learning programme is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) system of education, which has an excellent reputation around the world as a rigorous and holistic programme, and the American Diploma system for High School (Gr 10,11 & 12) accredited by The North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and approved by the Cognia Global Commission. The American curriculum is based on high standards of achievement in all subject areas. This broad and balanced approach is supported by a wide range of co-curricular activities, which equip all students with the skills they need for the 21st century.

Our educational philosophy supports inquiry-based, student-centered learning. We want to empower our students, first by providing a safe, friendly learning environment and then by building their self-advocacy and sense of being independent, active learners.

At PIS, we work to create a warm and supportive environment where gifted and challenged students are encouraged to be international-minded to be able to function smoothly within a world that is becoming more and more complex and demanding. Our aim is to instill the love of knowledge and learning into our students’ hearts and minds in order to be able to cope with every day struggles and pursue their goals.

At PIS, we strive to help all students care about real success, which comes through knowledge and awareness, not just getting grades. We are life-long learners who we value life-long learning and aim to make our students’ learning experience at PIS engaging and exciting.

We value the social and emotional development of each student as they transition from their early childhood to adolescence, so we focus on our students’ social and emotional development, wholeness and balance.

From the moment a new PIS student joins our school community, we want him/her to feel a sense of belonging, which is essential to their future success. PIS has an excellent technology program that is integrated with our curriculum. Starting from Grade 4, students use iPads and laptops to enhance their learning. Our students each have an iPad/Laptop and learn to collaborate with their peers and teachers online.

With the support of staff and families, PIS students explore, express and excel in academics, sports, arts and extra-curricular activities.

In partnership with our community, we integrate the arts to ignite enthusiasm, deepen understanding, and enhance learning for every student. We warmly invite you to come and discover what makes us unique.

We are PIS Family!

Educationally yours,
Doudou Elguindy

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