Casablanca American School
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|Casablanca American School|
|Route de la Mecque, Lotissement Ougoug, Quartier Californie
Californië, 20150, Casablanca
|School type||IB School Private, Non-Profit|
|Dean||Mr. Simohamed Sarhane|
|Director||Mr. Robert Vander Eyeken|
|Principal||Mr. Paul Beekmeyer|
|Classes offered||IB Courses (HL & SL): English, Economics, Business, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Art, Theater, History, Environmental Science, Mathematics, French (A and B), Arabic, Spanish and 'Pamoja' Psychology.|
|School color(s)||Red, Black, White|
|Athletics||Basketball, Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball, Swimming and Track & Field. (for Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Levels)|
|Mascot||The 'CAS' Cobra|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
CAS is a member of the Mediterranean Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). CAS is supported by the Office of Overseas Schools of the U.S. Department of State.
CAS has offered an IB curriculum since 1986. Currently, students in grades 11 and 12 can take Higher Level and Standard level courses in Chemistry, Economics, English A (Literature), Environmental Science, History, Math Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Theatre, Visual Arts, Biology, Business and Management, French B, French AB, French A (Language and Literature), Arabic B, Spanish AB, Spanish B, Computer Science, and English A (Language and Literature). All students complete an Extended Essay and a Theory of Knowledge course, as per IB requirements.
All classes except language classes are conducted in English. Students typically graduate to attend American, British, or European universities. Historically, a number of students have been accepted to top international universities including Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and University of Edinburgh.
The student body is approximately 70% Moroccan, with the remaining 30% representing a number of different nations. Most students are bilingual and many are trilingual (fluent in English, French, and Arabic).
The school also offers athletics, such as basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, swimming and activities at all grade levels. Middle and high school students compete in international tournaments.
In recent years, the school has developed its performing arts extracurricular offerings. It has hosted a student-run Shakespeare festival and several full-length musicals.