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We provide a globally competitive education with a focus on local identities. Our learning experience prioritizes community engagement and solving real-world learning challenges, in a nurturing environment that fosters social and emotional growth.


ACT Microschools is the brainchild of a group of educators and social-entrepreneurs who seek to spread progressive schooling throughout the African continent.  With over 50 combined years of experience in Education and after running a successful microschool in Cairo, Egypt for seven years, the ACT team has decided to expand and create a connected network of microschools. Deeply rooted in the continent, Education, and a belief in the importance of social justice, the School’s founders created ACT: Aspire – Connect – Transform, a network of microschools that strives to create young ACTors throughout the continent who transform their communities for the better. 

For the founders of ACT, Education is not only a passion, it’s also deeply personal, each looking to create a community of learners for their own children, a space where their children can dream, find themselves, and better their world.


Does ACT Microschools provide online courses for KG and Elementary students?

Yes, we provide personalized, self-paced courses for parents who are interested in a progressive Education but can't access it in their area. You can hire a tutor to work with your child, one-to-one, or within a group, and you can also access the course material to deliver it yourself. Please click the "Online Courses for K-5 Students" button to learn more.

What online courses do you offer?

We offer highly engaging courses across many subjects, such as English, Arabic, French, Mathematics, STEM, Social Studies and Life Skills. Each course is designed to meet the personal needs of each student.

Who designed the courses and who are the instructors and tutors?

Our online courses are developed by expert educators with 50+ years of combined experience in designing and delivering high quality, progressive learning experiences. You can find more about the instructors and tutors here.

How can I make online course prices more affordable to my family?

There are several ways for that. We have your back! You can pay to only access a course material and deliver it yourself, and that ranges from $1 to $20 only for lifetime access! You can also invite a friend to join your child's lessons, which allows you to both pay a much-discounted price! Please message us for more details or visit for more details on courses pricing.

How can I join your community if we have not yet used your services?

You can join our online community for parents who seek a progressive education for their children. In the group, we post announcements about our new courses, share resources and recommendations, and have discussions on how to secure a better education for our children. Please apply to the online community here:

Our online courses are developed by expert educators with 50+ years of combined experience in designing and delivering high quality, progressive learning experiences.

Instructors and Tutors

Dr. Deena Amiry

Master Educator, ACT Microschools Chief Education Officer

Dr. Deena Amiry earned her B.S. from Georgetown University with a certificate in education and a medal for outstanding achievement in student teaching. She earned her Masters’ degree from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Romance Languages, where she served as a lecturer of French language and literature. Dr. Amiry worked in several private schools in the United States, including the prestigious Dalton School in New York City. At Dalton, alongside teaching responsibilities, Dr. Amiry served as Dean of the 9th grade and department chair of middle and high school foreign languages. 
In Egypt, Dr. Deena Amiry co-founded and headed the International School of Egypt in New Cairo in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Deena moved on and founded the Young Scholars of Egypt (YSE) microschool, an educational program for children ages 3-18 that aims to provide students with an education that prepares them for the 21st century.  In 2019, alongside ACT’s founding team, Dr. Deena brought YSE under ACT’s umbrella to create a network of connected microschools.

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