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Mr. Joseph A. McPhillips, III, Headmaster
The American School of Tangier is an independent, coeducational day and boarding school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1950. The school year comprises 3 trimesters extending from September 14 to December 18, from January 11 to March 19, and from April 5 to June 18.
Organization: The School is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees elected for 2-year terms. The School is incorporated in the State of Delaware and registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a U.S. tax-exempt institution.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. college-preparatory schools. Instruction is in English. French is taught as a foreign language beginning in grade 5, and Arabic is required of Moroccan students in all grades and is open to all students.
Faculty: There are 41 full-time and 2 part-time faculty members in the 1998-99 school year, including 5 U.S. citizens, 15 host-country nationals, and 23 third-country nationals.
Enrollment: Enrollment at the beginning of the 1998-99 school year was 324 (PK-grade 12). Of the total, 6 were U.S. citizens, 277 were host-country nationals, and 41 were children of other nationalities. Of the U.S. enrollment, all were dependents of private U.S. citizens.
Facilities: The School is housed in a 19-room, modern classroom building located on an 11-acre site. There is one supervised dormitory housing a total of 27 students, both boys and girls.
Finances: In the 1998-99 school year, about 80 percent of the School's income derives from tuition and donations. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK-Kdg.: $3,700; Primary (grades 1-6): $13,000; Middle (grades 7-8): $13,400; and Secondary (grades 9-l2): $15,200. Boarding fees over and above tuition are $5,170. Tuition fees include the use of the science laboratories, athletic equipment, and counseling services. A book fee of $70 is payable at the beginning of each year. The application fee of $100 is credited to the year's fees. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs, and the like.