Established in Cairo for over 7 years, Dover American International School in Egypt (DAIS) was inaugurated in 2010. In partnership with the school community, our intent is to provide eligible students, primarily from the Middle East and living in the Greater Cairo area, with a rigorous and challenging American and international preparatory education. Our school has developed a very conducive learning environment that is founded on respect, responsibility and results. During every step of our students’ academic journey, we strive to provide the finest American educational instruction while cultivating a passion for learning, a capacity for critical thinking and a sense of civic responsibility.Our curriculum follows American Common Core national standards and is designed to prepare students for entry into highly competitive universities. Inquiry and problem solving approaches to curriculum implementation are utilized. It is our belief that active learners need to develop critical thinking skills to have ongoing success. Life is rapidly evolving. Our students will graduate with the vision, knowledge and skills to lead and succeed in their ever changing world. Our challenging academic program also provides many opportunities outside of the classroom. Students at all levels participate in extra-curricular activities. In addition to a number of sports, sample activities include Student Council, peer tutoring and Model United Nations (MUN). Our program embraces the fine arts and music. Both are profiled in our annual shows, art exhibits and choirs. We aim to educate the whole child. A tradition of educational excellence drives our future.
We recognize that younger generations are growing up in a rapidly evolving world. Our students must be prepared to engage challenges that extend beyond their dreams. Rapid change is inherent in our advancing society. The Dover program focuses on interdisciplinary study that encourages inquiry, collaboration academic achievement and independent thinking. Our teachers strive to create a secure learning environment, one that inspires exploration, creativity, curiosity and confidence to flourish. Analysis, integration and application of knowledge are critical aspects of our curriculum delivery. Along with academic achievement, we emphasize the importance of development of character, leadership and service. Our faculty and school community are dedicated to helping our students achieve and meet new challenges. It is our goal to educate all of our students so they will experience success in this changing world.
By offering an interdisciplinary curriculum that stimulates inquiry, academic achievement and independent thinking. Our students embrace collaboration, diversity, and integrity. Thus, they are prepared for the challenges of an ever changing world.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
OUR STUDENTS LEARN BEST IN A/AN:
A safe, respectful and supportive environment where students feel valued and know that their teachers have confidence in their ability to learn.
In a challenging environment where students are inspired to do their best, to apply themselves to their studies, to take responsible risks and to strive for continual improvement.
When teachers address students’ individual needs, thereby acknowledging that people have different kinds of minds, learn in different ways and progress at different rates.
When students are actively engaged and when their teachers employ a wide repertoire of teaching and learning strategies.
When students make connections, apply their knowledge and utilize higher level thinking skills.
A well-prepared and resource-rich environment that integrates information technologies.
Meaningful and timely feedback on what students do well and how they can improve.
When parents, students and teachers work together in a positive partnership.