About Dover

Established in Cairo, Egypt, Dover International School (DIS) 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 International education in both American and British systems.

Our School is on a continuous nonstop journey that always seeks excellence. In order to ensure our excellence, we are accredited by prestigious accrediting bodies for both American and British systems. Cognia and MSA are providing us with accreditation for our American system, while Pearson Edexcel and Oxford AQA give us the accreditation for the British system.

Our school has developed a very conducive learning environment that is founded on diversity, integrity and success. During every step of our students’ academic journey, we strive to provide the finest International 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; as well as the Oxford and Cambridge standards. It also incorporates the Arabic Language subjects based on the ministry of education requirements in Egypt. 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 changing and our students will graduate with the 21st century skills, vision, and knowledge to lead and succeed in their ever changing world.

A long with our challenging academic program, many opportunities are offered outside of the classroom. Students at all levels participate in extra-curricular activities. These activities are but not limited to; sports, Student Council, peer tutoring and Model United Nations (MUN). Our program embraces the visual and fine arts. The school has introduced the Royal Academy that implements the ABRSM curriculum of Music. Both the arts and music are profiled in our school’s events, art exhibits and choirs.

Our ultimate goal and aim is to prepare our students for an ever changing world.


Educating for Success in a Changing World


DIS 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 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

Dover 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 DIS students must acquire to be successful in an economic, social and physical environment characterized by rapid change.

Our Graduates:
  • 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