Education in Egypt is divided into secular and Islamic options. Within secular education there are public, private and international schools. Islamic schools, known as Al-Azhar schools, run a curriculum similar to the standard national curriculum, but with extra emphasis on Islamic values and Quran studies.
The government has been working to improve the standard of schooling available to Egyptians. However, public schools in Egypt are still of a low standard and expat parents are unlikely to find them suitable. Luckily, there are many good international school options across the country, particularly in Cairo and Alexandria.