Casablanca American School, founded in 1973, offers a US educational program for children of US Government employees, private US citizens, and children of other nationalities wishing to secure an American based education. CAS is a coeducational, Nursery through Grade Twelve day school offering an American Standard Diploma or the International Baccalaureate. The physical plant built in 1989, with an extension completed in 2002, is on a 20,000m² parcel of land in a residential area 9km from the city’s center. The facility includes a pre-school with 6 classrooms; an administration building, a library, and a staff common room. The Upper School consists of 27 classrooms; a multipurpose room; an art studio; a computer laboratory, and chemistry, physics and biology laboratories. The Lower School consists of 12 classrooms; an art studio, a computer laboratory, a science laboratory, a library, 2 music/performance rooms, the Osman Theatre, administration offices and a staff common room. Facilities also include a gymnasium, kitchen, cafeteria, infirmary, and sports field.
Among our dedicated faculty of 81 instructors, 44 hold master’s degrees, and 5 hold a doctoral degree. There are 78 full-time and 3 part-time staff members including 38 from the USA, 12 from Canada, 3 from the UK, 13 from Morocco and 15 from other countries. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, the faculty is committed to supporting students’ extracurricular interests and talents. In addition to our faculty, there are instructional aides at the Nursery through Grade 5 levels. Each year university graduates of prestigious universities are recruited and assigned duties in either the Lower School or Upper School.
The school has an enrollment of 609 students Pre-Nursery through 12th grade (27 in the 12th grade). 99% of the seniors attend college. The student body is constituted of over 37 different nationalities 51.89% of the student body is Moroccan, 38.75% other nationalities, and 9.36% American.
Students are encouraged to reach beyond the basics. The CAS philosophy embraces the idea that with hard working students, dedicated teachers, and involved parents, any student accepted to CAS can succeed.
- Pre-School (Nursery, Kindergarten): The program is designed to help students develop social and academic skills. The emphasis on socialization, fine and gross motor skills, and oral language development is complemented by more formal instruction in preliteracy/literacy skills, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Art, Music, and Physical Education are also components of the program.
- Lower School (Grades Pre-First to 5): The program is comprised of study in Language Arts (English Language, Reading, Spelling, Handwriting), Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Art, Computer, Library, Music, and Physical Education/Health. All students in Grades 2-5 study French and Arabic.
- Upper School (Grades 6 to 12): Students in Grades 6-10 take courses in English, History, Science, Mathematics, Art, Computer, Drama, French, Health, Music, and Physical Education. French is a mandatory second language for students from Grade 2 and Classical Arabic is required for all Moroccan students. Non-Arabophone students from Grade 2 through Grade 7 take Arabic as a foreign language, while it is currently optional for students in Grade 8 through 10.
- Upper School (Grades 11 to 12): CAS was the first school in North Africa to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. All students in Grades 11-12 take courses designed around the IB program preparing them to sit for exams leading to IB Diplomas or Certificates. Students may also sit for Advanced Placement Exams. In general, a student’s program is composed of English, Arabic, or French as a second or foreign language, History, an Experimental Science, Mathematics, and Art or Computer or Geography or a third language or second science. Students are also required to follow a course in the Theory of Knowledge, complete an Extended Essay or senior project, and participate in extracurricular activities involving creativity, action and service. Course offerings each year depend on student interest and the availability of teaching personnel.
International Baccalaureate course offerings this year:
|Group 1||Group IV|
|English A1 HLEnglish A1 SL
|Biology SLBiology HL
Environmental Systems SL
|Group II||Group V|
|Arabic A2 HLArabic A2 SL
Arabic B HL
Arabic B SL
Arabic ab initio SL
French A2 HL
French A2 SL
French B HL
French B SL
|Math HLMath SL
Math Studies SL
|Group III||Group VI|
|European History HLEuropean History SL
|Visual Arts HLVisual Arts SL
Theatre Arts HL
Theatre Arts SL
Theory Of Knowledge Computer Science HL
College Acceptances for the 334 Casablanca American School Graduates from 1988-2011 :
SCHOOLS IN THE USA (723 hits)
SCHOOLS OUTSIDE THE USA (552 hits)