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IB Programme

In just our third cohort, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at the American Academy Casablanca has already left a remarkable impact on all stakeholders, particularly our students, in fostering character development and nurturing intelligent global citizenship. Through the IB curriculum's rigorous academic challenges, emphasis on critical thinking, and holistic approach to learning, students have not only enhanced their intellectual abilities but also cultivated essential traits such as empathy, resilience, and cultural awareness.

Moreover, the program's focus on university acceptance and post-acceptance readiness ensures that students are not only equipped with academic knowledge but also with the skills and mindset necessary to thrive in higher education and make meaningful contributions to the global community.


The school has future plans to adopt the Middle Years Programme (grades 6-10) and the Primary Years Programme (grades 1-5) but we are following the IB Organization’s advice to begin with the DP.  If you have any questions about the IB, please contact our DP Coordinator, Wassif Benlarbi at



The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.



  • Inquirers: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research; We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
  • Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
  • Thinkers: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned ethical decisions.
  • Communicators: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspective of other individuals and groups.
  • Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
  • Open-minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
  • Caring: We show empathy and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
  • Risk-takers: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
  • Balanced: We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives — intellectual, physical, and emotional — to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
  • Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.