International Educational Programs (IEP)


The Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is part of the Arab League. The AASTMT has been established since 1972 to provide numerous educational services to the people of the Arab World, ranging from middle school programs to university courses.

In 1990 the AASTMT introduced the IGCSE/GCE Programs, in 2006 the American Diploma Program began and in 2008 the Pre-IGCSE was started.


International Education Program (IEP)

The International Education Programs section of the Arab Academy comprises two learning centres: the IGCSE, the Pre-IGCSE Programs, and the American Diploma Program. Whilst these are two distinct departments, they form part of the one education community. Having the two departments, we believe, provides the local community with a wider educational choice. The AASTMT perceives the merits of the IGCSE and ADP as equal. Though the learning opportunities within them differ, the opportunity also exists to appeal to a wider range of student aptitudes and to pool them together under the umbrella of the Academy. 



We aspire to equip our learners with the necessary tools to meet the needs of an ever-changing global community, and to contribute creatively and meaningfully to its development. 


Our Mission Statement

To develop Lifelong Learners, tolerant and respectful of community values, and mindful of the imperative to always give of one’s best for the sake of all.


Our Mission

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Our remit in the American Diploma Program (ADP) at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is to forge a tri-partite relationship between the Program, students and their families, and the wider community. Working together, we strive to develop confident learners, committed to the collective good in society, able to find creative solutions through original thought and effective communication regardless of the challenges that may be posed.


Our Beliefs


The education we provide aims to prepare our learners for a changing global society. We believe its members should be developed as:


·        Confident individuals, able to adapt and reflect, and make autonomous decisions when appropriate;

·        ‘team players’, able to collaborate and identify mutually agreeable solutions to challenges.


Through our interrelated, learner-centred activities, we seek to develop emotional as well as Subject Intelligence, in order to encourage:


·        Honesty and integrity in all our interactions;

·        Empathy, self-knowledge, and tolerance

·        A lifelong love of learning.


Whilst endeavouring to set the highest standards, and provide the best Program resources, both material and human, we believe that education is not the sole domain of schools, but be encouraged through:


·        Student involvement and recognition of responsibilities;

·        Excellent school-home relations, as well as business/social links with the wider community.

Honesty Policy

The ADP believes that effective learning occurs in an atmosphere of academic honesty in which students have developed a high sense of responsibility. This is accomplished through the cooperative efforts of parents, students and teachers.


Although the society we live in places pressure on the students to excel, the ADP will not tolerate nor condone academic dishonesty. Students can only receive marks and grades that reflect their academic standard/achievement. The administration will not negotiate marks with parents or students under any circumstances.





Our Admission Policy is based on the requirements set by the Egyptian Ministry of Education in relation with the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. (NCA-CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.

The program runs from grades 7 through 12.


Our Student Admission Procedure:


·        Complete an Application for Admission (to include two student photograph)

·        Complete a placement test in English and Mathematics.

·        Students should meet the Program’s Academic Standards.

·        Parents and student should attend a formal Program interview.


Admission documents we require:


·        Completed Application for Admission

·        Authenticated all previous school certificates

·        Original, computerized Birth Certificate

·        18 recent student photographs (passport-type size)

·        Photocopy of parents' ID card (or photocopy of passport for non-Egyptians)


The following policies regarding admissions must also be noted:


·        Decisions regarding admission of applicants are based upon factors including the time of application, and the Program's wish to maintain a high quality education;

·        Students should show the ability to pursue their studies through the medium of English (evidence may be requested);

·        Given the high expectations of the ADP, a student's prior academic and conduct history will be taken into consideration;

·        Students seeking to be 'fast-tracked' (complete the Program in less than three years) will not be admitted.



 University Requirements

Students graduate after completing three years of High School, having achieved a minimum of 24 Subject Credits along with Sat1 and Sat 2. After completing grade 12, a graduation ceremony takes place to award successful students the Diploma.   


Assessment & Examination center.

Students in the American Diploma Program (ADP) are subject to Continual Assessment (CA). Each subject teacher assesses the students’ academic achievement through homework, class work, quizzes, projects and quarterly exams.



Teacher assessment accounts for 40% of the Diploma, and 60% is externally assessed through the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1) (applicable to Grades 10, 11, 12) - see table below. A second external assessment, the Subject Aptitude Test (SAT 2) is completed during Grades 11 & 12 and is worth an additional 15% - see table below.








Reasoning Test (comprising English and Math assessment)




Subject Test (option subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Math 2 and Physics)



Students follow a Program-designed curriculum offering a selection of twenty subjects spread over a three-year period (see table below). The number indicates the credits the subject is worth.




English (3)



Math (3)


Science (3)


Information Technology (3)


Foreign Language (3)


Social Studies (1)


Physical Education (3)




Art (3)





National Studies


Electives (4)



In each year (grades 7 – 12), students take eight or more subjects (including the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and Foreign Language).


The school week also includes Activity Lessons where students have the chance to develop additional skills.




Examination center.

ADP is an SAT examination center. Our students sit for their SAT exams within the premises.


Learning Environment


The foremost requirement for effective learning is a safe and secure environment; areas in which students feel able to express themselves and in turn reach their potential. We in the ADP place great emphasis on the importance of the learning environment, whether it is the classroom, the library, multi-media-lab, or the physical education / recreational areas.


Where appropriate, and with suitable guidance, we encourage students to contribute to these environments to make them their own. Teaching staff have their own room in which they will stimulate their learners using interactive materials and resources. All teaching rooms are equipped with computer technology.

Over time, we hope that you will see your own child’s personality and performance expressed within these spaces, through displays of work and other forms of creativity.

Activities and Events.

The Program offers a range of activities each academic year. These have both educational and social purposes. We particularly encourage those activities that benefit the wider community, such as charity fundraising, bazaar, Art




The Program organizes various excursions each academic year for educational and social purposes. These are voluntary, but we encourage all students to participate as they provide excellent bonding opportunities for all Program. Parents are first asked to sign a Permission slip, allowing their son or daughter to attend, which will be provided before the trip.



ADP Administration



Dr. A. G. Tartoussieh

Consultant to President

Mr. Zaven Y. Koutnouyan

Chairman of Academic Studies

Mrs. Azza Hassan

ADP Academic Studies Senior Coordinator/Maths Coordinator

Mrs. Aida Darwish

ADP Academic Studies Coordinator/English Coordinator

Mr. Yasser Ragab

Head of Finance Department

Mr. Sherif Attared

Head of  Administration Department

Mr. Karim Omar

Head of Human Resource

Mr. Mohamed Mansour

Students' Affairs


ADP Teachers




Mrs. Aida Darwish.

Mrs. Shereen Hassan.

Ms. Nancy Hassan.

Ms. Samar Ghoneim

Ms. Rasha El Maghraby

Ms. Sarah Mayo




Mrs. Azza Hassan.

Ms. Maha Ghoneim.

Ms. Dina Khater.

Ms. Aya Assal




Mrs. Samaa El Nawawy. (Biology)

Ms. Rifaa El Fawal. (Chemistry)

Ms. Nermine Ibrahim. (Physics)

Ms. Maysara Ahyad (Science)



Social Studies


Ms. Samar Ghoneim

Ms. Nancy Hassan

Ms. Rasha El Maghraby

Ms. Sarah Mayo


Information Technology.


Ms. May El Naggar.

Ms. Horeya Abou Warda




Mrs. Mona El Assy.

Mrs. Hanaa Shehab.


Business \ Economics \ Accounting


Mrs. Mouchira Sameh

Mrs. Omneya Diab




Ms. Raghda Lotfy.

Ms. Sara Hayati.





Mrs. Doaa Naama.




Mr. Hussien Attallah.

Mr. Mohamed Atta.

Mr. Sayed Abd El Dayem.

Mr. Khaled Salah

Ms. Hend Hanafy


National Studies


Mr. Mohamed Mansour.




Mr. Hussien Attallah.

Mr. Mohamed Atta.

Mr. Sayed Abd El Dayem.

Mr. Khaled Salah

Ms. Hend Hanfy