Hayah International Academy, Cairo, Egypt

Hayah International School (known as  Hayah International Academy) is a bilingual, private school currently serving 1320 students, ages 3 to 18. Hayah’s High School American and IBDP programs effectively prepare students for both the academic challenges at university and the constantly changing world at large. In addition to this, Hayah is a pioneer school in character building and was one of the first schools in Egypt to implement a character education program.  The school was established in 2003 and graduated its first senior class in June 2011.  Located in the heart of New Cairo, the school resides on a 55,000 square meter property (15 acres) with facilities that occupy 30% of the footprint of the campus.  The school is also host to the Hayah Sports Academy, which serves as a sports community center for students and the extended Hayah community of friends and families.


Since June 2009, Hayah has been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) (#004453). In 2017, Hayah adopted the PYP framework and applied for authorization. The official PYP visit was completed in February 2019 and the final verification is expected in Spring 2019. Hayah is licensed by the Egyptian Ministry of Education (#312) and has been accredited as a PK-G12 American school by AdvancED since 2005 (#65343). In November 2018, Hayah received its recommendation for accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA CESS).


Mission Statement: “Hayah International Academy is committed to create and maintain an environment that fosters and enriches the personal and academic growth of each student. Hayah empowers students to live with purpose, honor their cultural identity, respect diversity, and serve humanity by positively impacting local and global communities.”  

Affiliations and Memberships:

Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA), affiliate member

International Schools Service (ISS), member

Council of International Schools (CIS), candidate member

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