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George Washington Academy

George Washington Academy
Address
Km 5.6 Rte d'Azemmour
Dar Bouazza

20220 Casablanca, Morocco
Information
Established 1998
Grades Preschool-12
Language English, Arabic, French
Classrooms +50
Campus size 5 hectare
Slogan Equipping Minds, Building Character
Mascot Mustang
Rival Casablanca American School /articles/Rabat_American_School
Accreditation(s) Middle States Association
Publication Kaleidoscope
Website

George Washington Academy is located on the coast of Morocco, Africa. It is a K-12 Private American school.

Overview

GWA opened in 1998 with 52 students; today GWA has more than 790 students from 38 nationalities. George Washington Academy is a non-for profit institution that is recognized by both the Moroccan and United States governments as an American, Accredited, AP school.

  • GWA offers a quality American K-12 curriculum High School program which includes (AP) Advanced Placement courses, a standard for academic excellence in the United States Solid French and Arabic programs.
  • Early English Immersion Language Resource Teachers at every grade level. Commitment to a well rounded, quality education in all core subjects including drama, music, art and physical education.
  • Small class sizes ranging from 16-20 in the Lower School and up to 24 in the Upper School.

A wide variety of enriching classroom and extracurricular activities.

  • Opportunities for involvement in the major competitive sports.
  • Appropriate interventions to meet individual and group needs.
  • After school clubs and activities Current technological and instructional strategies implemented across grade levels.
  • Affordable tuition costs relative to the regional American and International schools.
  • Parent participation encouraged in all school activities.
  • Hiring instructional staff who are native speakers of their languages of instruction.
  • Studying and celebrating the history, geography and culture of both Morocco and the United States.
  • A commitment to traditional Moroccan and American values such as respect, compassion, integrity, excellence, wisdom and faith.
  • A new and well equipped school campus, basketball courts, volleyball, full size track and beautiful football field.

Students

The student body counts 790 students today, from K2 (2 year-olds Kindergarten) to 12th Grade. There are over 38 nationalities on campus – roughly 60% Moroccan, 20% American and 20% others.

GWA diploma and University Access

An American High School diploma is awarded to graduates upon completion of all required courses. To date, there have been 220 student graduates who have been accepted into almost 125 universities. Most students have chosen to attend , the remaining have pursued higher education elsewhere in Europe, Asia and Africa.

GWA is an AP school, Advanced Placement courses (AP) are college level credits transferable to 18,000 universities worldwide. The AP Program offers specific courses and exams on a course-by-course basis. Students can choose the areas they want to accelerate in. The AP courses are accepted at virtually all U.S. colleges and universities. www.state.gov Outside the U.S., universities in more than 60 countries recognize AP Exam scores in the admission process. www.collegeboard.org

Staff

GWA has just over 200 staff, mainly Americans and Moroccans and including staff from 10 other countries. A majority of our administrative and instructional staff are from North America. Our teachers conduct instruction solely in their native tongue. Teachers are professionally qualified and the vast majority of our instructional staff come with significant previous classroom experience. The academic administration includes a Head of School who oversees all academic functions of the school as well as two Principals. Our Lower School Principal leads the Kindergarten program (K2 through K5) and the Elementary School program (1st through 5th grades). Our Upper School Principal leads the Middle School program (6th through 8th grades) and the High School program (9th through 12th grades). Over twenty faculty members directly assist students in roles such as: Guidance Counselor, Library staff, Learning Specialist and Teacher’s Aide.

Campus

The five-hectare purpose-built facility is located just outside of Casablanca’s city limits (5 km from Morocco Mall).

Legal structure

GWA is a project of a foreign non-profit association registered in Morocco and does not exist as an independent legal entity.

External links

  • George Washington Academy

References


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