International Schools in Morocco

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Morocco with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Morocco. Schools may follow the American or British curriculum with an English speaking program while others run under the French or Spanish language and system.

Education in Morocco

The education system in Morocco is free and compulsory from the ages of 7 (open to children as young as 4 years old) to 13 years old. There is a basis in the French system and students must pass Certificate d'études primaires to be eligible for admission in lower secondary schools.

There are 3 basic tracks:

  • Modern Track - Continuation of the French system
  • Original Track - Koranic teachings
  • Technical Track - Education for the workforce

There are issues with the education system as many children do not continue their full educatio. Only about 50 percent of Moroccans are literate with a higher percentage among males than females.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Morocco. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

International School in Casablanca

International School Of Morocco
Address: #3 Impasse Jules Gros Quartier Oasis
Casablanca, Morocco 20150
Tel: 212 (0) 522-993-987
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The International School of Morocco prepares students ages 3 through 11 years old with the UK National Curriculum. The primary language of instruction is English. The school is a member of COBIS.

American Academy Casablanca (AAC)
Address: RN# 3020 Ville Verte Casa Green Town
Bouskoura, 27182, Morocco
Tel: 212 (0) 529039112
Tuition Rates: 70,000 - 110,000 MAD per year

English is the primary language of instruction, although Arabic and French are also taught. AAC will offer an accredited American high school diploma to its graduating seniors. Advance Placement classes are offered and students can be eligible for an APID distinction diploma when successfully passing 5 AP exams. Uniforms are required. The Casa Green Town campus was completed in the fall of 2015 and operates on over 4 hectares of land, featuring a 16,000 SM facility with 71 classrooms and laboratories arranged in elementary school and secondary school clusters, plus a library, auditorium, cafeteria, and gymnasium.

Casablanca American School (CAS)
Address: Route de la Mecque, Lotissement Ougoug, Quartier Californie
Casablanca, Morocco, 20150
Tel: 212 5 22 79 39 39
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school adheres to the American Educational system and was the first school in North Africa to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. It is accredited by NEASC.

George Washington Academy (GWA)
Address: 5.6 Km Route d'Azemmour
Casablanca, Morocco
Tel: 0522.95.30.00
Tuition Rates: 46,800 - 108,100 MAD per year

A kindergarten through 12th grade private American international school. The school offers (AP) Advanced Placement courses and an American High School diploma to graduates.

French International Schools in Casablanca

Lycée Lyautey
Address: 260 Boulevard
Ziraoui 20040 Casablanca
Tel: 212 (0) 5 22 43 69 00
Tuition Rates: 2,000-25,000 euros per year

A French Lycée belonging to the French Mission with classes from Secondary to baccalaureat. The curriculum adheres to the standards of AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).

Ecole Théophile Gauthier
Address: Bld Bir Anzarane - Quartier du Maârif
Maarif, 20100 Casablanca, Maroc
Tel: (212) 5 22 25 33 19
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

International pre-school and primary school with care given in French.

Collège Anatole France
Address: Rue du Sergent Portelli
20200 Casablanca, Morocco
Tel: 212 (0)5 22 24 29 36 / 24 34 79
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language international school that caters to students from Ecole maternelle to Grande section (GS). The school runs in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).

Ecole Ernest Renan
Address: 1, rue de la Pie
Oasis, 20200 Casablanca
Tel: (212) 5 22 25 04 16
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French pre-school and primary school.

Ecole Claude Bernard
Address: Rue de l’Aisne - Quartier Belvédère
20200 Casablanca, Maroc
Tel: 212 5 22 30 00 72
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French pre-school and primary school.

International School in Marrakesh

American School of Marrakesh (ASM)
Address: Route de Ouarzazate
B.P. 6195 Marrakech 40000, Maroc
Tel: 212 (0)524 32 98 60
Tuition Rates: 64,700 - 90,400 MAD per year

A non-profit, independent, international school which offers classes from kindergarten to 12th grade seperated into two sections: Lower and Upper School. The school offers English-language, American style classes. Beginning in Grade 5, students also have French classes for one period each day. ASM is pursuing Accreditation through the Middle States Association of Schools & Colleges (MSA).

French International School in Marrakesh

Lycee Victor Hugo de Marrakech
Address: Route de la Targa - BP 2406
Marrakech, Maroc
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Private school with French instruction.

International Schools in Rabat

Khalil Gibran School Rabat (KGS)
Address: Avenue Bir Kacem, Soussi
Rabat 10170, Morocco
Tel: 212 5377-52948
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

English-language international school which caters to children from 4 to 18 years old. The curriculum is a combination of Moroccan, British and American educational programs and is fully tri-lingual (Arabic, English, French). KGS is licensed by Cambridge University International Examinations (CIE) in collaboration with the British Council. Graduating students can take the Moroccan National Examinations, British IGCSE, full range of Cambridge International Examinations and earn the American High School Diploma.

Rabat American School (RAS)
Address: 1 Bis Rue Emir Ibn Abdelkader, Agdal
10000 - Rabat - Morocco
Tel: 212-537.671.476
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

International, co-educational day school which offers an American educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. English is the language of instruction.

French International School in Rabat

Lycee Descartes Rabat
Address: B.P. 768, Place Jean Courtin, Agdal, 10 106
Rabat, Morocco
Tel: 212 5376-89120
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A French international secondary school managed by the Agency for French Teaching Abroad and attached to the Academy of Bordeaux. Classes in English and German are also held. The subjects taught are dependent on SI groups (international section) for Moroccan students and SSI (without international section) for French students or other nationality.

International Schools in Tangier

Anglo-Moroccan School (AMS)
Address: Km 5.5, Route de Rabat
Ziaten, Tangier, Morocco
Tel: 212 (0) 531 06 06 70 /71
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school has a British International Programme with English-language instruction and an emphasis on Morocco and Moroccan culture with Arabic and French languages offered as an integral part of the programme. The school is licensed by the University of Cambridge and offers IGCSE, A Level, Moroccan Baccalaureate and the CIE English Language qualifications.

American School of Tangier (AST)
Address: 149 Rue Christophe Colomb
Tangier 90 000 Morocco
Tel: 212 539 93 98 28 / 27
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

English-language international school for students aged 3 through 18. AST provides an American-style education with AP courses.

French International School in Tangier

Lycée Regnault
Address: 13 Allal Ben Abdellah
Tangier 90000, Morocco
Tel: 212 5393-28260
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language international school with curriculum approved by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Spanish International Schools in Tangier

Colegio Español Ramón y Cajal
Address: Rue Sidi Bouabid
iberia, Tanger
Tel: 212 (0)539 94 83 65
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Spanish-language international elementary school.