The American School of Tangier has provided students with an exemplary American based educational program since 1950. Our academic program represents the best of American education and provides the rigor that enables students to be prepared for future challenges.
The academic program is knowledge-rich and is articulated so that each student receives a well-rounded education in the liberal arts and sciences. We are also a creative community and our fine arts program provides students with strong foundational and performance skills. Social-Emotional Learning is woven throughout our program and focuses on shared values with the goal of developing cosmopolitan citizens, prepared to improve themselves and the world.
Tangier is one of the most exciting spots in the world, with the spice of life that this brings. If your goal is to have your child love to learn, know how to care for themselves, and be committed to serving others, then AST should be your school of choice.
The American School of Tangier is a non-profit organization, overseen by a Board of Trustees, with partner schools in Marrakesh (ASM) and Ben Guerir (ASB). AST is an Assisted Overseas School (AOS), which means that the US State Department provides direct and indirect support to promote our American-style program.
KEEP YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND, EYES TO THE HORIZON
We’re in one of the most exciting trading posts in the world, with the spice of life that it brings. Making connections to our local community opens up an expanse of cosmopolitan people, activities, and opportunities. And those local connections are priceless for our young people so that they can excel wherever in the world they choose to learn and live in the future. This isn’t just about being of service to the local community. It’s about pulling on the local community to understand it and to learn more about it, and being part of it.
HAVE SERIOUS FUN
We’re serious about learning. It means that some days are fast paced. Some days will be tiring. We make sure that every young person has projects on the go, ideas keeping them focused. We want everyone in our community to lead a rich life so we throw open the door too as many opportunities as each person can handle.
BEING INTERESTED MAKES US INTERESTING
We want every learner to develop a passion for their favorite subject or topics. But we also want to encourage their curiosity, by helping them discover new ideas and new experiences. Curiosity should grow through school.
DO BEAUTIFUL WORK
The first attempt at learning is the most important. Making the first mark, though, isn’t the last mark. We throw ourselves into deliberate work, which means we try, we sometimes fail, and we learn. That’s one way towards excellent, beautiful work. The other factor is knowing what you want to see in the end. None of this can be done alone. When we work together, we’re able to show that the learning is better for it.
MAKE THE FIRST MARK
When young people make the first mark with their own ideas, the rest of the learning that happens is phenomenal. We don’t just educate the head. When learners create, they’re connecting ideas. So we’re constantly exploring how to engage head, heart, and hands. You can’t draw for a child and expect them to become an artist. You can’t read the book for the child to become an author. Make the first mark.
JOIN THE DOTS
What a person can create from the things they learn is worth just as much as the quality of what the teacher puts in. It might be worth more. Learning in our community is purposeful in two ways. The learner might get a grade. They might get a sense of self-awareness. But what can they give? We’ll always do well at making sure young people see what they’ve got to see, learn what we want them to learn. But it matters just as much that every young person can generate their own ideas of how things connect.
The AST offices will be closed during July and reopen as of August 1. We look forward to seeing everyone then – enjoy the summer break.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 30 – please remember that it is a 1:30PM dismissal time on all Wednesdays next year.