NIS’ proud history began with the vision and endeavors of one woman. After decades of working in the field of Education, Dr. Nermien Ismail traveled the world to research best-practice schools.
1999 marked the inaugural launching of the NIS National School in Nasr City, Cairo, with 1650 students, 450 staff members, and 55 classrooms. The following year 100 students matriculated as the first graduates of NIS.
To enhance the educational experience, 120 staff members began an intensified training program paralleling the CEO vision to further boost teaching skills in the classroom. In 2003, NIS was recognized by the Egyptian Ministry of Education and awarded the Shield of Excellence.
NIS was rapidly growing and evolving to meet the demands of the overall Egyptian community. In 2004, the National School expanded its grounds to a new campus in the First Settlement, Cairo. With it, NIS offered two other systems of education: the American, and the French. In the following year, 2005.
After acquiring the ISO 9001:2008 International Standard in May of 2013, NIS continues to flourish as a leader of International Education in Egypt. Today, we celebrate our diverse community and empower our pedagogical foci by partnering with other best-practice schools worldwide through our Global Citizenship Program.
1999: National School Founded
2000: First graduates; 100 students – Class of 2000
2001: Foundation of new campus in Fifth Settlement
2002: Opening of school in Zagazig
2002: Professional development of 120 teachers
2003: Foundation of National and American Schools in First Settlement Campus
2003: First NIS Extravaganza attended by 6000 spectators and prominent guests
2003: NIS awarded the Shield of Excellence by the Ministry of Education
2004: Inaugural opening of 1st Settlement; British, French and American Schools
2004: Technology renovation of 500 computers and 100 scanners.
2005: American school accredited by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA)
2006: Inaugural Project “World as Global Village”
2006: NIS is member of UNESCO
2006: Tagamoa Al Awwal Campus licensed as SAT Centre
2007: French School authorized to give DELF Exam
2009: Human Rights Initiative. As a result, HR became part of the Egyptian Curriculum
2009: IGCSE Certificate accredited by the British Council and Ministry of Education
2010: Whole school initiative Smart Boards in Every Classroom
2010: British School accredited for Edexcel by Examination Board for IGCSE
2010: American School accredited by AdvancEd
2011: NIS initiation of the conception and implementation of: Quality Management System compliant with ISO 9001:2008 International Standard
2011: Revision of Mission and Vision
2011: Launch of Competency Based Human Resources Management System
2012: Launch of NIS online Learning Management System (LMS)
2013: Quality Management System compliant with ISO 9001:2008 International Standard
2014: Faculty and staff at NIS start pre – video recording their assigned content material. Within one year, NIS becomes the provider of the largest educational material on the Internet.
2015: NIS – American receives five year reaccreditation from AdvancED with the highest score in the Middle East.
2015:NIS – American leadership team participates in AdvancED review of OCPS (Orange County Public Schools) in Florida.
2016: NIS delegation participated in the MUN Conference held in the United Nations Headquarter in New York.
2017: Launching the New Campus in Sherouk.
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