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The resident student's schedule for school days is structured to support our students' studies and guide the balance of the many extracurricular activities they participate in. The schedule for non-school days is more flexible but filled with activities to develop new friendships, celebrate other cultures, and balance studies and relaxation.


Engaging, individualized academic support for every student is what has built Gateway International Montessori School's reputation of academic success as a school. Our students are coached and supported to their best. To oversee our resident students' academic progress in and out of the classroom, two fully-credentialed teachers are available Sunday-Thursday from 3:15 pm-9:00 pm. Daily faculty office hours and nightly Study Hall give resident students ample opportunity to obtain additional help. Our resident faculty provide study supervision, assist with tutoring, and encourage strong study habits among our resident students.  They also track students' grades and communicate with teachers and counseling staff, producing plans to help struggling students achieve academic success. Our Residential Academic Faculty are available for parents who wish to inquire about academic progress beyond the information provided regularly by the school on our School Portals.

Weekdays Boarding Routine: From Sunday to Thursday 

6:30 AM – 7:20 AM         Breakfast in the Hostel Dinning Hall

You don't have to eat breakfast in the Hostel dining hall, but there's good, hot food if you want it! And if you're not a morning person, you can always grab a sandwich on the way to the school campus. 

7:30 AM - 7:40 AM          Arrival at School 

Gate 3 opens at 7:30 am sharp for all students and closes at 8:00 am Sharp

7:40 AM                          Morning Assembly

8.00 AM                          Lessons commence 

You'll attend your classes based on your grade level Schedule

10.00 AM             Recess and snack time in the School Dining Hall

2:45 PM             End of classes 

2:45 PM                           Lunch available in the School Dining Hall

3:00 PM                           Sport, support programme or study time

After their academic timetable, Boarding School students will attend sport or co-curricular activities or have free time for additional study before attending dinner in the Dining Hall. They can join music or painting classes that are held at the school premises, if you are interested in joining these classes with extra monthly fees.

4:30 PM                             Students Depart from School

5.30 PM to 6:30 PM         Dinner in the Dorm Dining Hall

7:00 PM– 9:00 PM           Study  Hours / Supervised Homework

For the first few months, new students study in the dorm common room together or in the School Library under supervision of their dorm parents. 

Prep (supervised homework)
Prep (short for Preperation) is quiet study time to prepare for the following day’s schoolwork and assigned homework tasks. Day boarders complete a session of Prep on a Sunday to Wednesday evenings. Although there is scheduled Prep time, it is essential that students also work independently and consistently on weekends.

After that, you can study in your room; the most important goal is to get your best work done.  

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM              In-Dorm Time/Quiet Hours

From 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM, you can visit friends in their rooms, but at 10:00 PM, you need to be back in your own room.

11:00 PM                                 In Room Time 

You're ready for bed and in your room.

12:00 AM                                Wireless Internet Off

Give your phone a break and get some rest!


10:00 AM – noon                      Brunch at the Hostel

Because made-to-order omelets and delicious waffles are worth getting out of bed for. 

Religion Place :                         Mosque / Church (optional) 


Take part in on-campus events and gatherings, meet up with friends off-campus, or join a school-sponsored weekend activity – like a visit to a museum. 

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM                  Dinner at the Hostel

10:30 Pm – 11:15 PM               In-Dorm Time

In-dorm time is 10:30 p.m. for 9th and 10th graders and 11:15 p.m. for 11th and 12th graders on Thursdays and Fridays. Whether you're playing your favorite sport, visiting friends outside your dorm, or at an off-campus activity, you'll return to your dorm and check in with your dorm parents by in-dorm time.


10:00 AM  – noon             Brunch

Because made-to-order omelets and homemade waffles are worth getting out of bed for. 


Take part in on-campus events and gatherings, meet up with friends off-campus, or join a school-sponsored weekend activity – like a trip to El Sokhna. 

Most weekends there is at least one mandatory event: the whole Dorm will have an on-campus community building activity or an off-campus activity. Those Activities and trips on weekends are posted well in advance. They include open pool hours, tournaments, trips outside Cairo, visits to important museums, sightseeing and shopping for necessities, college visits, etc.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM              Dinner

Three Saturdays per year we have a family-style boarding dinner with fun programming organized by the Director of Residential Life and Dorm Leaders.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM              Free Time

Time for finishing up homework or hanging out with friends. 

8:00 PM                                In-Dorm Time: Dorm Meeting And Super Clean

Gather to hang out, talk, plan activities, and tidy the shared spaces in the dorm. 

10:00 PM                              Quiet Hours

Start winding down and getting ready for the week.

11:00 PM                               In-Room Time

You're ready for bed and in your room.

School Holidays

Boarding School Students will join their Families during the Winter breaks, Spring breaks and Summer Holidays. The Boarding School will not operate, except in special and emergency cases. 

There will be rotational shifts for the dorm supervisors who will be available in case of the presence of any of the Boarding School Students. Those students' parents should notify the school one month before the vacation. The case will be studied and the school will take its decision regarding whether this emergency case is valid or invalid. The parent will be notified of the school's decision one week after receiving the request of his son/daughter remaining in the School Boarding House during the vacation.