Learning in a World Community

The Rabat American School is a private non-profit institution founded in 1962 as a K-8 school.

RAS opened originally in a large house, then two houses, located near the United States Embassy, to meet the educational needs of the children of Americans affiliated with United States Government agencies or private companies.

In l969, with about 132 students, the school moved to its present, purpose-built site in Agdal.

Over the years the school continued to grow.

Although the majority of students continued to come from the resident American community, the enrollment began to reflect the growing interest of the Moroccan and international communities resident in Rabat.

By 1974 there were over 170 students, and the school program was enlarged with the addition of ninth grade. In 1978, thanks to a large donation from His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Abdallah, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades were added. The Rabat American School awarded its first high school diplomas to a class of six students in 1979.


As student enrollment continued to grow, so did our facilities.

The school grew steadily and in 1985, with a student body of 250, RAS earned its first accreditation from Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Over the following years, as enrollment continued to grow, facilities grew to include a new administration building with three classrooms; two large new classroom buildings; a cafeteria, swimming pool, and gym complex; science and computer laboratories; separate elementary and secondary libraries; a maintenance area; and a parking lot for school vehicles.

By the 1993-94 school year the student population had grown to 366. During this school year RAS had introduced a few courses from the International Baccalaureate program. The International Baccalaureate program continued to grow, and our first I.B. certificates were awarded in the late 1990s.

In 1994-95, with 394 students, RAS carried out an extensive self-study and was reaccredited by Middle States in 1996.

In 2006 RAS earned it’s 3rd accreditation from Middle States, using the Accreditation For Growth protocol.

By 1997-98 the school reached an enrollment of 441 students and had expanded its facilities to the maximum level permitted by our physical size and our desire to maintain an attractive campus. Importance was given to developing academic programs and utilizing existing facilities to best serve the student body.

Between 1998 and 2006 RAS experienced a gradual decrease in enrollment, to a low of about 376 in 2007.

Since 2008, the school grew steadily and now plans are underway for the development of a new campus within the next two to three years.

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