Morocco, Tangier: The American School of Tangier

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Date: 12/06/2010 Location: Tangier Description: Students involved in the community - State Dept Image



The American School of Tangier is an independent, coeducational day which offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1950. The school year comprises 3 trimesters extending from September 7 to December 18 from January 4 to March 26, and from April 12 to June 18.

Organization: The School is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees elected for 2-year terms. The School is incorporated in the State of Delaware and registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a U.S. tax-exempt institution.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. college-preparatory schools. Instruction is in English. French is taught as a foreign language beginning in grade 5, and Arabic is required of Moroccan students in all grades and is open to all students.

Faculty: In the 2010-2011 school year, there are 44 full-time and 2 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, enrollment was 295 (Kdg-grade 12).

Facilities: The School is located on an 11-acre site in the center of Tangier City. Facilities include an English library, science labs, computer lab, gymnasium, dormitory, a swimming pool, and extensive grounds.

Finances: In the 2010-2011 school year, about 80% of the School's income derives from tuition and 20% from donations. Annual tuition rates are approximately: Kdg.: $4,779; grades 1-6: $14,600; grades 7-8: $15,050; and grades 9-12: $17,070. Tuition fees include the use of the science laboratories, athletic equipment, and counseling services. There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $1,200. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars, Euros, or local currency. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


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