College Board School Code: 625180
149 Rue Christophe Colombe
Tangier 90000, Morocco
From its founding in 1950 by Omar Pound, the American School of Tangier has stood for cultural diversity, open-mindedness, and harmony between nationalities and backgrounds. Our history is truly original and has been shared with some of the great names in modern culture. Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams, William Burroughs, Bruce Webber, Yves Saint-Laurent, and others have all worked with our students on campus. The Board of Trustees includes professionals from all walks of life who take an active interest in the fortunes of the school. AST is a founding member of the Mediterranean Association of International Schools.
AST is on a trimester schedule, September-June.
Students and Faculty
Size: 333, PreK-12. There are 86 students in grades 9-12. Average class size: 22, with maximum of 25.
Senior class size: 19; gender: 8 (F)/11 (M); nationality: 17 (Moroccan), 2 (European) Faculty: 39 mixed international and local.
In order to graduate from AST a student must pass each of the following minimum requirements in addition to spending at least 2 years at the school as a high school student. On rare occasions, a student may be admitted
for his/her senior year.
English 4 years
History 3 years
French 2 years (4 if Moroccan)
Math 3 years
Arabic 2 years (4 if Moroccan)
Science 3 years
Physical Education 3 years
7th through 11th grade students must be enrolled in 6 standard courses, plus Physical Education each term. Seniors must take at least 6 courses. Our Pre-K through 6th grades follow a US-style curriculum taught in English. PE is optional in the 12th grade.
AP courses have expanded from one in 2011-12 (French) to the following offerings:
In 2012-13 AST will offer AP courses in Calculus AB, Biology, French, Computer Science, and European History. In 2013-14 AST will add Physics, Chemistry, and English.
AP participation: Five AP courses are offered with a total enrollment of 56 students.
F is a failing grade. No credit is awarded
Grade Point Average
Students’ GPAs will be calculated at the end of the year from the final grade in each course, including PE and Service Learning. Class rank will not be calculated except for the determination of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the senior class. AP courses are weighted; A =5, B=4, C=3, D=1, F=0.
AST offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including drama, service learning, art, music, sports, computer club, film club, and other activities that vary from year to year. Drama has traditionally been the centerpiece of AST activities, with productions staged all around the city of Tangier.
Service Learning and Senior Blogs
Service learning is required for 11th and 12th graders and strongly recommended for students in the lower grades. Seniors are required to keep blogs wherein they can comment and reflect on their service learning projects and on their regular course work. Links to their blogs can be found at www.ast.ma.
SAT I Scores
Distribution of SAT I scores, Classes of 2012 and 2013, Highest scores only for 34 students
SAT I Average Scores, by Class: