Principal’s Welcome


I would like to begin this humble address by congratulating the whole school community on a fantastic first year at MHIS. It is your trust, your belief, your commitment, and your effort, that has enabled all of us working at school to continue to provide an educational environment worthy of our students. Our students are not the only ones who learned some important lessons last year. We learned too. What we learned will serve as the basis for moving forward in the Academic Year 1718. There will be some exciting changes.

In this new Academic Year we have nearly doubled in size. We have grown in terms of student numbers, teaching staff, and maintenance personnel, while maintaining a modest tuition fee in these financially difficult times of Egypt. We do this, despite the increased costs, to allow parents a chance to give their children an education fit for the future they deserve.

In addition to the use of our new Gymnasium, swimming pool, science, and computer labs, students will benefit from our Academic Support Unit (ASU). The ASU is purpose built to help nurture fundamental skills as well as challenge students who demonstrate exceptional skill in numeracy and language beyond normal class differentiation.

We also look forward to our preliminary IB Accreditation visit, as we move even closer to becoming the country’s 7th PYP Accredited IB World School and the only PYP school in our district. We are confident that we will be successful because we have the vision, the expertise, and the support of our wonderful parents and school community. Nothing great is achieved without meeting challenges. There will be challenges ahead, but we are ready for them. We will meet them with the determined belief of success, and I am honoured to lead the charge.

We believe in our students. We believe in our parents. We believe in our country, and we believe in our school. Thank you for joining us as we take the next important step in our goal; to prepare our students “For Tomorrow’s Adventures”.


MHIS School Principal

Mr. Sam Welbeck - MHIS School Principal

Our History

Manaret Heliopolis International School (MHIS) opened its doors in September 2016 under the exemplary guidance of Dr. Emam Moustafa, in what is termed the ‘Golden Year’, offering families a world class IB education at affordable rates. Situated in Cairo’s Nasr City, MHIS currently caters for PYP 1 (Pre-K) through to PYP 6 (Grade 3) students, increasing the grade level every year.

For the next Academic Year (2017/18) MHIS will cater for PYP 1 (Pre-K) through to PYP 8 (Grade 5) students.

Our Vision

The MHIS staff, parents, and community are committed to empowering students to become successful life-long learners and leaders in an ever-changing world. We will work together to create challenging and developmentally appropriate learning experiences that emphasize intellectual rigor and high academic standards. Whilst honoring, valuing and promoting national traditions, language and culture; personal integrity and democratic values will be fostered in our students to prepare them to become responsible, globally conscious citizens, who engage in action locally and globally to make the world a better place.

Learn About Our Approach

We adopt the IB learning methodology. Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. We are currently a candidate school for the PYP Programme, and aim to follow this with the MYP, and DP Programmes as our students grow and develop.