School Principal’s Welcome

School Principal’s Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to PIS American and IB School. Our school

has taken giant steps towards achieving educational excellence and we will

continue to engrave our print in the hearts and minds of our international-

minded, creative students.

As the principal and second MOM of PIS, I believe it is my responsibility to

maintain a supportive and collaborative spirit at our school. We have open

channels with parents and students to deal with their concerns and to anticipate

problems to devise precautions against them. 

PIS provides a holistic blended (American & IB) educational system that

inspires students to discover their talents, pursue their passions, and make a

positive impact on their communities and the world beyond.

Our learning programme is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB)

system of education, which has an excellent reputation around the world as a

rigorous and holistic programme, and the American Diploma system for High

School (Gr 10,11 & 12) accredited by The North Central Association on

Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and approved by the

Cognia Global Commission.

The American curriculum is based on high standards of achievement in all

subject areas. This broad and balanced approach is supported by a wide range

of co-curricular activities, which equip all students with the skills they need for

the 21st century.

 Our educational philosophy supports inquiry-based, student-centred learning.

We want to empower our students, first by providing a safe, friendly learning

environment and then by building their self-advocacy and sense of being

independent, active learners.

At PIS, we work to create a warm and supportive environment where gifted and

challenged students are encouraged to be international-minded to be able to

function smoothly within a world that is becoming more and more complex and

demanding. Our aim is to instill the love of knowledge and learning into our

students’ hearts and minds in order to be able to cope with every day struggles

and pursue their goals.

At PIS, we strive to help all students care about real success, which comes

through knowledge and awareness, not just getting grades.

We are life-long learners who we value life-long learning and aim to make our

students’ learning experience at PIS engaging and exciting.

We value the social and emotional development of each student as they

transition from their early childhood to adolescence, so we focus on our

students’ social and emotional development, wholeness and balance.

From the moment a new PIS student joins our school community, we want

him/her to feel a sense of belonging, which is essential to their future success.

PIS has an excellent technology programme that is integrated with our

curriculum.  Starting from Grade 4, students use iPads and laptops to enhance

their learning. Our students each have an Ipad/Laptop and learn to collaborate

with their peers and teachers online.

With the support of staff and families, PIS students explore, express and excel

in academics, sports, arts and extra-curricular activities.

In partnership with our community, we integrate the arts to ignite enthusiasm,

deepen understanding, and enhance learning for every student.

We warmly invite you to come and discover what makes us unique.

We are PIS Family!

Educationally yours,

Doudou Elguindy