|Rabat American School is an
independent, coeducational school which offers an American
educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for
students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1962. The
academic year is three trimesters extending from the middle of
August to the middle of June.
Organization: The School is
governed by a 9-member Board of Directors elected for 2-year terms
by the Rabat American School Association, the sponsors of the
school. Membership is automatically conferred on the parents or
guardians of children enrolled in the School.
Curriculum: The curriculum is highly academic and similar
to that of U.S. private schools. Instruction is in English and the
International Baccalaureate program is offered for students in
grades 10-12. French and Arabic are taught as foreign languages.
Desktop publishing, economics, computer science, physical education,
yearbook/literary magazine, Moroccan studies, drama, music, art, and
student services are included in the curriculum as electives. The
School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools.
Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 48
full-time and 8 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year,
enrollment was 377 (PK-grade 5: 163; grades 6-8: 90; and grades
Facilities: The School is housed on a campus of 5.6 acres
with facilities that include 2 libraries; a building containing
rooms for art, music, and foreign language; a computer science
center with 3 computer laboratories; an auditorium; a lower
elementary classroom area; an upper elementary classroom area; and a
secondary building area including a nurse’s office. Facilities also
include an administrative building, a sports field, a swimming pool,
a gymnastics room, locker rooms, changing rooms, a gymnasium, and a
Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, about 98% of the
School's income derives from regular day school tuition and
registration fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK
(half-day): $3,720; PK (full-day): $6,975; Kdg. (full day) $10,000;
grades l-5: $12,240; grades 6-8: $14,235; and grades 9-12: $14,340.
There is a one-time registration fee of $5,000 payable on
enrollment, beginning with kindergarten. There is a bus fee for
round-trip $770 and one-way $660, and an application fee of $550,
deductible from tuition fees. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars
or in Moroccan Dirhams for Moroccan citizens only. ($1.00= 9.01 DH.)
(All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Mr. Paul W. Johnson, Director
Rabat American School