George Washington Academy

George Washington Academy (GWA) is located in Casablanca, on the southern edge of the city close to Dar Bouazza, Morocco. It is a PK-12 private American school.

George Washington Academy
Bd. Abdelhadi Boutaleb (ex Km 5.6 Rte d'Azemmour)

LanguageEnglish, Arabic, French
Campus size5 hectare
SloganEquipping Minds, Building Character
RivalCasablanca American School, Rabat American School
AccreditationMiddle States Association



GWA opened in 1998 with 52 students; today GWA has roughly 900 students from 40 nationalities. George Washington Academy is a not-for-profit institution that is recognized by both the Moroccan and United States governments as an American, Accredited, AP school. As of September 30, 2019, George Washington Academy is officially an IB World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

  • GWA offers an American PK-12 curriculum High School program which includes (AP) Advanced Placement courses, as well as French and Arabic programs.



The student body counts approximately 900 students today, from K2 (2 year-olds) to 12th Grade. There are 40 nationalities on campus – roughly 75% Moroccan, 25% American and other expat students.[citation needed]

GWA diploma and University Access


An American High School diploma is awarded to graduates upon completion of all required courses. To date, there have been over 350 student[citation needed] graduates who have been accepted into almost 150 universities[citation needed] in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

GWA traditionally has been an AP school, and in 2018 became an IB Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Advanced Placement courses (AP) are college level credits transferable to 18,000 universities worldwide. The AP Program offers specific courses and exams on a course-by-course basis.



GWA has over 200 staff, mainly Americans and Moroccans with other expat staff coming from countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. A majority of administrative and instructional staff are from North America. Teachers conduct instruction solely in their native tongue. The academic administration includes a Head of School who oversees all academic functions of the school as well as two Principals. The Lower School Principal leads the Early Childhood Education program (K2 through K5) and the Elementary School program (1st through 5th grades). The Upper School Principal leads the Middle School program (6th through 8th grades) and the High School program (9th through 12th grades). Over twenty faculty members directly assist students in roles such as: Guidance Counselor, Library staff, Learning Specialist and Teacher Assistant.



The five-hectare purpose-built facility is located just within the southern coastal edge of Casablanca's city limits (5 km from Morocco Mall) outside the Hay Hassani neighborhood and north of the Casablanca suburb or Dar Bouazza. In 2017, GWA inaugurated its Library-Media-Technology Center, featuring a technology floor that houses a MakerSpace, a Robotics lab, Morocco's only LEGO Education Innovation Studio, and two computer labs; and an entire top floor that comprises the largest children's library in Morocco.


GWA is a project of a foreign non-profit association registered in Morocco and does not exist as an independent legal entity. GWA is one of only five schools throughout Morocco included in the Bilateral Agreement of 2012 between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco to be recognized officially as an American School in Morocco.