Esol Education (formerly knows as ESOL - Educational Services Overseas Limited), is an organization in the field of primary and secondary education, specialized in establishing and managing American and British international schools. Esol Education currently owns and operates 9 schools.American International School in Abu Dhabi, AISA
Inspire Children's Nursery Dubai
Universal American School, Dubai, UAS
American School Hong Kong
The American International School in Egypt - Main, AISEM
The American International School in Egypt - West, AISEW
Cairo English School, CES
American International School in Cyprus, AISC
Universal College - Aley, UCA
Across its schools, Esol Education has a total enrollment of close to 10,000 students.
Esol Education was founded by Walid Abushakra.
Mr. Abushakra was joined by his sons, Tammam Abushakra and Bassam Abushakra, who oversee the operations of the company. They are supported by a leadership team composed of educators from leading school bodies and education councils around the world.
The American International School in Egypt (AISE) was established in 1990. Soon thereafter, Esol Education assumed operation of the American International School in Cyprus (AISC) and founded the American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA) in 1995. The organization also established and operated a number of small schools in Saudi Arabia during this period.
The Universal College in Aley, Lebanon (UCA) joined the fold in 2000, with ESOL restoring its war-damaged campus and reopening the historic school for the first time since the Lebanese Civil War had forced its closure in 1982. Around the same time, ESOL participated in the establishment of the American International School in Gaza (AISG).
In 2005, ESOL’s success with AISA opened the opportunity in the United Arab Emirates as the doors of its first two schools in Dubai opened, the Universal American School in Dubai (UAS) and the Deira International School (DIS). The opening of the Cairo English School followed in 2006, and AISE's West Campus opened in 2009 in the Cairo's western suburbs. Most recently in 2013, ESOL assumed the ownership and management of Inspire Children’s Nursery in Dubai, which marks ESOL Education’s first venture into the growing early education sector.
AISA was the first school in Abu Dhabi to be authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) and the first to be authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (IBPYP).
Located at Umm Al Sheif street in Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah, Inspire is an early learning center.
Located in Dubai Festival City, UAS offers International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) in the elementary years and the IB Diploma Program (IB DP) as an option in Grades 11 and 12.
AISEM is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), Council of International Schools (CIS), and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). The Egyptian Ministry of Education recognizes AISEM’s American diploma.
Inaugurated under the Pyramids in August 2009, AISEW serves the local and international community in Cairo.
CES provides British based international education and also delivers a tailored curriculum, offering Arabic, Egyptian Social Studies and Religion to its Egyptian students. CES is a member of Councils of International School (CIS), Middle States Associations of Colleges and Schools (MSA), European Council of International Schools (ECIS), and has been an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school since April 2010.
Situated on a 16,000 m2 area of Nicosia. AISC’s program is approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), Council of International Schools (CIS) and offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.
UCA is a college preparatory school approved to operate by the Lebanese Ministry of Education, offering the Lebanese Baccalaureate and/or American Diploma. UCA reopened in the year 2000 and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).