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Schools in Luxor

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Schools in Luxor

Post Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:11 am

Hi
New to this site and wondered if anyone could help regarding schools in Luxor. We, myself and 2 daughters aged 7 and 14, are moving to Luxor to be with my Egyptian husband. He has lived in Europe for a good many years so is not up to date with local schools. I am aware of the Fransiscan, but have been told that children have to speak arabic to attend, which my daughters do not as yet. I have also found a website for El Salam Language School, but there are not many details.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks
Lynne

 

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Re: Schools in Luxor

Post Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:11 pm

I suspect that you may be better off home schooling the girls. If they don't speak Arabic then it will be nigh on impossible for them to sit for the Thanawaya Amma which is the high school exams in National Schools. I would be concerned that your 14 year old won't have access to the final school qualifications she will need as a native English speaker. You may need to home school the eldest and then enter her into a British International School in Cairo for a couple of terms in order to take her IGCSEs or GCEs. The level of education at a lot of the "Language" schools is not nearly good enough if your children have been educated in the UK. Good luck with your move.

 

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