Who We Are






Egyptian Governorates

>2.6 K

University professors and school teachers


K-12 students


Higher-ED Students

Founded in 1993, Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development (CIRA) is the largest integrated provider of educational services in the Egyptian private sector.

CIRA owns and operates 19 schools offering multiple education tracks, including British, American, French, German and National curricula.

With the majority of the Group’s schools operating under its own ‘Futures’ brand, CIRA caters predominantly to the fragmented middle-income segment, offering premium curriculum at affordable pricing.

CIRA is also active in the higher-education segment with its Badr University in Cairo (BUC) launched in 2014. Badr University, which houses 9 faculties as of the 18/19 academic year, enjoys a fast-growing student body (14/15 – 18/19 CAGR: 67%) and key affiliations with more than 25 top universities globally. The university’s strategic location in Cairo’s far east brings quality education to students from underpenetrated governorates such as Ismailia, Suez, and the Delta.

CIRA’s close partnership with its subsidiary, Edu Systems International (ESI) furnishes our institutions with a world-class academic and technical support systems. ESI’s Content Management System houses all educational content for every CIRA school. This centralized content development system allows standardization of coursework and examinations across all CIRA institutions, which stress content-centric as opposed to teacher-centric methodologies.

ESI also provides extensive training and career development for aspiring teachers, hiring the best pool of talent from each semiannual training program. CIRA schools enjoy the services of highly-qualified recruits prepared by ESI’s programs. Besides its roles in content development and recruitment, ESI also provides CIRA with top-quality marketing services.

CIRA Schools Academic Performance vs. Egyptian National Average (16/17 year)

Pass/Fail Rate CIRA Schools Egyptian National Av.
Preparatory School 100% 99%
Secondary School 94.0% 84.0%