Middle School

 

 

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back to Cairo American College and the 2012-13 school year!   We opened the doors to our brand new, purpose built Middle School facility to over 270 Middle School students. The four story, purpose built facility is truly remarkable and will provide a bounty of opportunities for teaching, learning, and social development.  

At Cairo American College, we believe that:

  • Each person has intrinsic worth.
  • Our community models and promotes respect, responsibility, and integrity.
  • Student learning is the focus of all school activity.
  • Honest and compassionate communication is essential.
  • The pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and truth is a life-long process.
  • Embracing diversity strengthens community and enriches life.
  • The well-being of the community depends upon the peaceful actions and contributions of every member.
  • No institution has a more profound effect on the individual than family.

We also strongly believe that the success of a solid educational program rests in having a partnership with parents and students. We encourage you to get involved! Our staff is here to help you find success in the Middle School.

Collectively, we represent cultures and nations from all around the world. Our diversity teaches us about perspective, culture, and compassion. We have a strong sense of community grounded in our Middle School core values of caring, diversity, respect, safety, and trust .   These "living words" are modeled daily by both students and adults and serve to guide us all in our interactions with one another.   We also work hard to promote and develop our school-wide Student Learning Outcomes - Communication, Thinking, and Caretaker/Caregiver .   We know that embedding these learning principles into the daily classroom experiences of our students will help them grow and prosper throughout this year and beyond.

We have much to look forward to this year in the Middle School.   We have an engaging curriculum that focuses on understanding and thinking while challenging students to apply their knowledge and skills in authentic and novel ways.   We have a daily Advisory program whereby students belong to a small cohort of their peers and meet with an Advisory teacher for the first twenty minutes of each day.    We know that Advisory strengthens relationships and develops the sense of community and belonging, which are so important to all we do here in the Middle School. We continue to broaden our co-curricular program and offer enrichment activities outside of the classroom and after school.   Our sports, clubs, drama productions, bands, choirs and after school activities provide students with appropriate opportunities to exercise their minds and bodies as well as to develop and pursue their passions.

We thank you for choosing Cairo American College and for your support of the Middle School. Whether you have returned for another year of the Middle School or joined the Middle School community this year, the new school year is always a time of transitions.   If we can be of any service or help to you, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to a successful year learning and growing together.   We hope that you are as excited about the year ahead as we are.  

 

Andrew Ferguson
Principal
aferguson @cacegypt.org

Courtney Bailey
Assistant Principal
cbailey@cacegypt.org