The Modern American School of Egypt 2000 is a private, independent school that offers a comprehensive, challenging American educational program promoting relevant Egyptian culture and values for students of multi-cultural backgrounds. All aspects of the school's organization – curricular and co-curricular activities – are student centered and designed to accommodate individual learning styles so that all students may reach their full potential, experience success, and become responsible, self-reliant adults.
AdvancED Final Report (May 2017)
MASE 2000 opened in the year 2000 with 82 students. The school was accredited two years later when the enrollment was 117. Since that time, the school has been re-accredited twice (2007 and 2012) and enrollment has grown to 1,300 students.Administrators, teachers, assistants, and staff provide children and young adults from KG to grade 12 with a American curriculum consistent with American standards
Our goal is to use the best practices in American education to strive for academic excellence that also reflects creativity, responsibility, and making positive life choices.
We invite you to join us in this adventure.
The Developmental Curriculum incorporates those skills which provide the child with a foundation for his/her current and future thinking and learning in any area – intellectual, social, emotional, or physical. The developmental skills curriculum matches the child’s place within his or her developmental stage to a learning environment which nurtures those interactions needed for growth in thoughts and experiences with materials, ideas, and people. The curriculum is divided into the following sections:
The Content Curriculum incorporates information which will promote the young child’s acquisition of knowledge about his/her world and how it functions (Intellectual Development). Activities for teaching the content curriculum are drawn from the growth skills in the Developmental Curriculum. The curriculum is divided into the following sections:
English Second Language Instruction
Certain students in the Elementary School have difficulty in the normal classroom setting because they need improvement in English language skills. The student’s level of English is first determined and instruction is then designed to improve skills in phonics, spelling, grammar, vocabulary and writing.
Students in need of ESL either attend smaller, individualized classes instead of their usual ones, or, if they attend usual classes and are in need of support, they may be excused from elective classes (art, music, etc.) for further language instruction. The goal of the ESL program is to re-integrate students into a full mainstream schedule as quickly as possible.
Students in the Elementary School who are in need of extra support in specific content areas or in general educational level might be referred to the Resource Room. The Resource Room teacher will typically design an Individualized Educational Program for students and then work individually with them together with the Resource Room assistant. The goal of the Resource Room program is to provide for the special needs of individual students and to help them achieve to their maximum potential.
|Grade 9||Crd.||Grade 10||Crd.|
|English 9||1.0||English 10||1.0|
|Arabic 9||1.0||Arabic 10||1.0|
|Social Studies 9||1.0||Middle East History||1.0|
|Physical Education||1.0||Physical Education||1.0|
|Grade 11||Grade 12|
|English 11||1.0||English 12||1.0|
|Arabic 11||1.0||Arabic 12||1.0|
|World History/Business Stud||1.0||Economics/Psychology||1.0|
|Physical Education||1.0||Physical Education||1.0|
Students who request a change in their schedule must first meet with the Deputy Director for the High School during the first two weeks of the semester. If the change is possible, the student will be given a “Drop-Add” form for completion. After two weeks, changes will only be made in exceptional cases and only with the approval of the parent, teacher, Deputy Director, and Director.
The SAT tests are administered five (5) times each year and are required for students who want to enter Egyptian national universities and most private universities. Students must register by the announced deadlines either on-line (collegeboard.com), at AMIDEAST, or with the MASE Testing Coordinator. When registering for SAT I and SAT II tests, students should use the MASE School Code: 648344.
Notice: Religious holidays and vacations assigned by the Ministry of Education are subject to change - Parents will be notified.
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The AdvancED Accreditation Process, a protocol embraced around the world, is a clear and comprehensive program of evaluation and external review, supported by research-based standards, and dedicated to helping schools, districts and education providers continuously improve.
The American Section of MSE is fully accredited from NCA CASI.
School Staff 2015 - 2016
School Staff 2016 - 2017
Having worked at MASE for the past twelve years, I find nothing better than an outstanding growth of student body that can attest to the success of our school. In fact, MASE is more than just a school: It is a second home not only to students but also to parents, staff, and administrative body. Supportive board, passionate staff, and cooperative administration have contributed to the story of success of this school. MASE family scaffolds students with its relentless focus on character building, solid education, and open communication. MASE is simply an educational experience with a warm family- like atmosphere.
Grade 12 English
MASE takes pride in their teaching faculty and it shows. Being a teacher here gives me the opportunity to use my creative teaching methods and adjust my curriculum and resources according to the students' level. I am often praised for my efforts and in return want to constantly improve myself. Students and parents alike are devoted to education and support my often challenging lesson plans in furthering their knowledge. Actually, when being put up to a difficult task,most children excel. The students thrive in our caring, interesting and engaging environment. I have seen many less proficient students achieve great results through positive reinforcement and encouragement. My eighth graders are ready for high school. They encompass all the necessary skills to succeed in their next educational phase, moreover they are a family who care about each others' welfare and success. I am not short of peer tutors who are extremely dedicated to their classmates' academic improvement. On a final note, I thoroughly enjoy teaching here, because every day is a special day with my wonderful, passionate and loving students. Nothing beats a hug, a tear of joy or an " I Love you Miss Christine" scribbled on the board.
Grade 8 English
Since my husband decided to move us back to Egypt some 11 years ago from the United States, I've been working at MASE. I've taught first, second, and currently fourth grade. It has been a pleasant experience teaching different grade levels.
I enjoyed working with various age groups and through these experiences, I've learned a lot about the Egyptian culture. Working with a supportive team helped bridge the gap between cultural boundaries. The administrators and colleagues are always ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed. We have an excellent director who is very knowledgeable about the American System and well-liked by everyone. Working at MASE is the one of the good decisions I’ve made since moving here to Egypt.
Eleanor El Houchy