Educational Philosophy & General Objectives

Educational Philosophy

Our educational philosophy is simple, yet immensely complex, to develop the whole child, both intellectually and emotionally.

At The American Academy Casablanca, we believe that:

  • Students learn most effectively when provided opportunities for exploration, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving within authentic situations in an environment that makes them feel comfortable, challenged and happy.
  • Effective instructional practices progress from play-based through project-based and culminate in research-based approaches to teaching and learning.
  • We best meet the needs of learners when we understand them as individuals and make them feel welcome and appreciated.  
  • The family and the community must be active participants in supporting student learning.
  • Learning is a  lifelong endeavor.
  • A culture of high expectations and striving for personal and academic excellence leads to higher achievement.
  • Holistic learning encompasses a balance between academics, the arts, and physical, social, and emotional well-being.
  • Every person has equal inherent value and that embracing diverse cultures, ideas and practices strengthens our community.
  • As a fortunate and educated school community in Morocco, we have the responsibility to do our part to make the world a better place.
  • A rich and stimulating learning environment includes aesthetically pleasing buildings, flexible learning spaces, active use of technology, and a safe, supportive and happy atmosphere.

General Objectives

  1. To challenge students through an internationally accredited, standards-based, American-style curriculum that is multidisciplinary in Primary School, interdisciplinary in Middle School, and disciplinary in High School.
  2. To help our students find purpose in their lives and the desire to contribute positively to the lives of others.
  3. To promote lifelong learning among our school community, actively developing our professionals and our students.
  4. To prepare students who can communicate effectively in English, French, and Arabic to better achieve success in a multicultural, globalized context.
  5. To create a safe environment that encourages responsible and ethical behaviors in order to nurture healthy interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships.
  6. To form open-minded individuals who can assertively express their points of view, while appreciating others who do the same.
  7. To promote a sense of AAC school spirit, sense of belonging and pride in spite of rigorous daily challenges.
  8. To provide students with a program of study that results in sufficient preparation for admission and success in the universities of their choice.
  9. To inculcate the values of integrity, compassion, respect, responsibility, and excellence in our students.

 

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