History of Hayah

Hayah's Success Story


The Beginning of Hayah’s Journey

Hayah was founded by Mr. Hesham Elsewedy, Mrs. Howaida Elsewedy, and co-founded by Ms.Abeya Fathy
and Mr. Mohamed Magdi. They established Hayah as the first character-building school in Egypt.


Hayah’s First Accreditation

Accredited as an American school by Cognia (formerly known as CITA/NCA) 


Establishment and Authorization for IBDP

Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Graduation of the First Hayah Cohort

Turning the purpose into reality, observing our mission embodied in our first graduates

Re-accreditation by Advanced Re-authorization of IBDP


Revision of School Mission

Adjusted the mission to focus on student growth and international mindedness

IBPYP Authorization

Authorized as an IB School for Primary Years Programme

MSA CESS Accreditation CIS Membership

Expanding its recognition in the international community

Re-accreditation by Cognia (Formerly Advanced) Re-authorization of IBDP


Integration with Egypt Education Platform (EEP), one of the Largest Education Platforms in Egypt

Hayah International Academy joined EEP under Hayah Schools Enterprise independent stream


The First Branch of Hayah Coming West

Hayah’s legacy and unique quality values-based education extends to serve a wider community
Meet Our Founding Team

People Behind Hayah Legacy

Howaida Elsewedy
Chairperson and Founder
Abeya Fathy
Head of School
Mohamed Magdi
General Manager