|Why Choose AST|
These are some compelling reasons to choose the American School of Tangier for your child:
The History. The American School of Tangier has a rich 60+ year history that includes collaborations with Marguerite McBey, Yves-St. Laurent, Paul Webber, Oliver Stone, and countless others. Our past is colorful and has embraced the best of American, Moroccan, and international cultures. It is this rich past that we value and use as a compass for the future.
The Campus. The campus is the largest and greenest in Tangier and is the best-equipped. From the Nancy Eastman Library to the McBey Gymnasium and outdoor pool, the American School has the resources to help each student prosper. We have fields, playgrounds, dormitories to house visitors, art and music rooms, and many other resources housed in a beautiful and secure campus in the heart of the city.
The Colleges. The American School of Tangier has a comprehensive college acceptance list. AST sends students to Ivy League schools, the best US state schools, and European schools to study everything from the Sciences and Business to the Arts and Languages. We are a small school, and we excel at placing students in top-ranked colleges and universities.
Tangier is a wonderful city with a great mix of cultures. We have a colorful kasbah and medina as well as a growing city-at-large. Our students embrace the city as an extension of the campus and participate in regular visits to The American Legation, Cinemateque du Tanger, The Old and the New Ports, as well as many other businesses and not-for-profit establishments.
Our Senior Class Service Learning requirement has a community component that brings the school even closer to the city.
The Values. Our focus is education. We enthusiastically welcome students and their families to participate actively in the school community and in the Tangier community. We value high academic expectations, personal integrity, an appreciation of diversity, and an empathy for those in need.
The Languages. Classical Arabic, Moroccan dialect, and French are taught daily, though our primary language of instruction is English. Our graduates are multilingual and commonly score well on Advanced Placement language exams. All graduates are fluent in the English language and are well-prepared for English-language universities around the world.
AST continues to work toward a future of continued success and achievement. Our enrollment is growing, our resources are expanding, and our ability to serve our student body is increasing every day. We look forward to work with you and your family in the years ahead.