American School of Tangier

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American School of Tangier (AST; Arabic: المدرسة الأمریکیة بطنجة‎) is an American international school in Tangier, Morocco,[1] serving preschool through grade 12. In Morocco it is considered a non-profit organization, and AST is incorporated in the U.S. state of Delaware as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.[2] The American School of Tangier is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[3]

Omar Pound founded the school in 1950,[4] when the city was a part of the Tangier International Zone. Joseph McPhillips III served as the headmaster of AST for 35 years.[5]

Operations[edit]

The school uses English as the medium of instruction in most courses, while Arabic and French courses have their respective languages as their mediums of instruction.[2]

Persons residing in the U.S. and persons residing in Morocco are members of the school's board of trustees.[2]

Campus[edit]

Athletic facilities include an outdoor pool, a soccer field, and a gymnasium.[6]

The Nancy Eastman Library serves as the school library.[6]

The school offers dormitory facilities for people visiting the school.[6]

Student body[edit]

As of 2016 the school has 378 students, served by 64 faculty members.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact" (). American School of Tangier. Retrieved on October 28, 2015. "American School of Tangier 149 Rue Christophe Colomb Tangier 90 000 Morocco"
  2. ^ a b c "AST Student/Parent Handbook 2014-2015" (). American School of Tangier. p. 1. Retrieved on October 28, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.msa-cess.org/default.aspx?RelId=606553
  4. ^ a b "School Profile" (). American School of Tangier. Retrieved on October 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "History" (). American School of Tangier. Retrieved on October 28, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Why Choose AST" (). The American School of Tangier. Retrieved on October 28, 2015.

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Coordinates: 35°46′30″N 5°49′27″W / 35.775121°N 5.824187°W / 35.775121; -5.824187