Established in Cairo, Egypt, Dover American International School (DAIS) was inaugurated in 2010. In partnership with the school community, our intent is to provide eligible students, primarily from the Middle East and 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 program incorporates the following: Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science (NGSS) and the Virginia State Standards of Learning; it 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.
Educating for Success in a Changing World
DAIS guides students to achieve success based on high academic standards through a culture of integrity and diversity. Upon graduation, our students are ready for an ever changing world.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
OUR STUDENTS LEARN BEST
- In a safe, respectful and supportive environment where they feel valued and know that their teachers have confidence in their ability to learn
- In a challenging environment where they are inspired to do their best, to apply themselves to their studies, to take responsible risks and to strive for continual improvement
- When their teachers address their individual needs, thereby acknowledging that people have different kinds of minds, learn in different ways and progress at different rates
- When they are actively engaged and when their teachers employ a wide repertoire of teaching and learning strategies
- When they make connections, apply their knowledge and utilize higher level thinking skills
- In a well-prepared and resource-rich environment that integrates information technologies
- When they receive meaningful and timely feedback on what they do well and how they can improve
- When parents, students and teachers work together in a positive partnership
PROFILE OF A DAIS GRADUATE
Dover American International School believes that earning a diploma should be beyond earning GPA scores. Skills for the 21st century such as critical thinking, creative and flexible thinking, communication, collaboration and citizenship are now essential for success in a changing world. Society today is very dynamic and is driving the need for education to be constantly revitalizing itself. We have experienced an information explosion that has revolutionized the world. We currently live in a global, knowledge-based economy that emphasizes ideas and innovations. We also face complex political, scientific, health and environmental challenges that need to be addressed. These societal changes and challenges impact how we define student readiness for the future.
The following outlines the knowledge, skills, experiences and traits that DAIS students must acquire to be successful in an economic, social and physical environment characterized by rapid change.
- Possess cognitive flexibilityand are able to apply academic and technical knowledge in a rapidly changing world;
- Apply critical thinking skills to creativelysolve new problems and anticipate future needs
- Adaptto changing circumstances and learn new skills as circumstances demand
- Build connections, value interactions andcommunicate with others as responsible global citizen
- Have the determination andresilience to face challenges personally and professionally
- Advocate tolerance and respect for all
- Possessmoral character and ethics