Al Akhawayn School of Ifrane

Al Akhawayn School of Ifrane

Al Akhawayn School of Ifrane was founded in 1995, and is the only English language, co-educational Nursey-12 school in Ifrane, Morocco, following the American educational model. Today, there are over 225 students in the Nursery through High school representing 11 different nationalities.  There are 30 full time teachers supported by teacher assistants and an administrative staff who represent 20 different nationalities making our community truly diverse and multicultural. 

Our education program has 4 distinct levels: the nursery and lower elementary school, the upper elementary school, the middle school, and the high school. 

Our Nursery through middle school is housed on a beautiful purpose built facility within the Al Akhawayn residential community. Our high school is housed on the prestigious AL Akhawayn University campus in building 8B where students access the world class facilities and resources of the university; namely the science laboratories, the Mohammed VI library, auditoriums, and the sporting facilities. Further, qualified students in the 11th and 12th grade can access the dual enrollment program where they may take AUI University classes while dually enrolled in high school.

The main objective of the educational program is to develop well-rounded students and provide them with the social and academic grounding needed to prosper in their education continuum. The lower school will prepare students who are equipped to navigate a dynamic and demanding world and make positive contributions to it.

We offer a rigorous education that exposes students to a foundation of academic skills that graduates University ready lifelong learners. Our core academic program follows the Common Core State Standards and the Aero Common Core Standards and offers students choices in elective selection.  Courses in English, French, and Arabic support our mission of developing proficient multilingual graduates. We are committed to offering an American educational experience and in that spirit we offer electives in the visual and performing arts, information communication technology, social sciences, and physical education.  Our educational program in the middle school prepares students for their high school experience. 

Students are encouraged to be active members of the ASI community by participating in activities and clubs. Several student leadership programs, including Model United Nations (MUN), Speech and Debate, and others are available. We also offer a full-year athletic program with interscholastic competition between other American schools in Morocco and the Mediterranean region. Students are also expected to be contributing members of their larger community by completing a minimum of 12 hours of community service each academic year.

ASI is in the eligibility stage of seeking accreditation by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools (NEASC), and is authorized by the Moroccan Ministry of Education to offer an American high school diploma and is recognized as an equivalent to, Certificat de Baccalaureat Marocain, Sciences Experimentales to students who successfully meet graduation requirements. The ASI diploma is accepted as a criterion for admission to any two-year college or four-year university in the U.S., Canada, Morocco, and in many other universities worldwide.