For information on the full year-long program, you can find it here: http://mesahat.agilelearningcenters.org/ Application Last Date for the Full Program: November 1st (priority deadline). We also take rolling applications all year long. The sooner you apply, the better, as we will take admissions on a rolling basis until spaces are over.
What is this all about? We are calling for Founding Parents who share and shape with us the experience of a new, first of its kind self-directed education community in the heart of Cairo, Egypt!
You can consider us an unschool or an alternative to school! We are an independent, self-directed, communal learning space. We are also an Agile Learning Center, a global expanding network of self-directed education micro-schools. What does all of this mean? We are independent enough to not abide by any pre-set, institutional curriculum, compulsion or standardization among students; and micro enough so that every learner can have an individualized relationship with their learning facilitator and have their own customized learning plan that supports them to explore their passions and interests.
We are communal in the sense that we are a learning space for children, tweens and teens ages 6 - 12 years old. Our community consists of children, learning facilitators, parents, volunteer grandparents (wisdom council), and resource people with specific expertise in different areas of knowledge.
Hard Pieces to Know: Full Program Dates: November 10th - May 30th. Vacation dates depending on examinations and other occasions will be decided collectively with parents who enroll their children.
Working days: Saturdays, Mondays and Thursday
Working hours: from 9 am to 3:30 pm
Note: Drop off starts at 8:30 AM and pick up is from 3:30 to 4:00 pm
Address: 88 Mokkatam Street , Monte Cairo Resort, Moqattam, Cairo, Egypt (http://www.montecairo.com/)
Ages Accepted: 6 - 12 years old
Commitment: We ask our learners for a minimum commitment of two days a week to become part of our learning community. Meaning: If you enroll, you commit to come at least 2 days a week (we bet you will want to come the 3 days after that ;)
Transportation: currently, there is no transportation available, so parents will collectively self-organize for drop in and out of the space. Parents who live close to each other can carpool together.
Participation Standard Cost for the Full Year Program: 1,900 EGP/child/month Sliding scale of contribution: 1,200 - 3,000 EGP/ child/month Sliding scale is based on your family income, please check our participation cost calculator here: http://mesahat.agilelearningcenters.org/enroll/tuition-information/
For the Full Program: A non-refundable first installment: first 1.5 months of tuition (after receiving the enrollment letter)The remaining is paid either on two or three installments according to agreement.Please note: For the full program, subscription for at least 3 months is required. Preference goes to parents who want to subscribe for the full 9 months.
If you volunteer as a resource person offering children your skills and expertise during some days of the month, or contribute other in-kind resources to the learning space, this goes towards the reduction of your child’s participation cost.
Founding Parent Role: In this project, we are not looking for parents who receive a service of education. We are looking for collaborators to co-create a learning community with. We are looking for parents who would support us as a founding team, who would collaborate with other parents to create the dream education experience for their children.
Founding parent roles may include but is not limited to any of the following: -volunteer to come and play with the children or offer yourself and your expertise as a resource person, offering a workshop, a class or a trip-volunteer in one of the school's working groups according to your areas of interest and expertise (for example, lead a working group on fundraising or partnerships or finance ..etc) -volunteer to build and strengthen the parents community, lead workshops or gatherings to build ties and engagements among the parents. The previous are just examples and we are opened to whatever you think is the role you can best play.