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Supporting Student Success Through ASA

The ASA department is made up of two GWA Moms that have the best interest of all our students at heart. We are passionate about what we do and have more than 10+ years of experience with providing an appealing, thriving successful program...

First Day of School in GWA: How Did It Go?

This August, the start of the school year seemed more overwhelming than ever before. One could observe the mixed feelings of excitement, eagerness to start on new learning journeys, and joy among the students, parents, and staff at George Washington Academy...

GWA New Parents’ Orientation Day

With all students looking to make GWA home next year, we were thrilled to welcome the new members through an orientation day. Thus, it was a prime opportunity for our parents to learn more about GWA and learn how their interaction plays a huge role in linking school life and home life together in the continuous loop of our student's education and well-being.

New Hires Orientation :  Keeping new GWA members on board

GWA just welcomed its new faculty members. Of course, there isn’t any better way to welcome them but with our customary orientation program. This program – designed by the Human Resources department (HR) in collaboration with other departments throughout GWA – kept our new faculty members extremely busy during these last weeks...

 Employee satisfaction at GWA

George Washington Academy is an institution that thrives to be the best school in North Africa. To do so, it relies on 3 main factors: The system, the facility, and the people...

Amis Des Écoles & GWA Together for a Brighter Future

Amis Des Écoles, in collaboration with GWA IB-CAS students, organized a social caravan dedicated to students of Agadir Aljadid Takmout in Tata. This profound initiative was led by a team of 14 people from George Washington Academy as well as some members of the “Amis des écoles” Association...

New Information Technology Systems at GWA

Information technologies have been crucial during the pandemic as we transitioned swiftly to an online-based class. At the same time, we discovered the benefits of technology integration in modern education as it eases communication between all stakeholders in GWA community...

Inspiring Futures: 14 New Expats at GWA

We are happy to announce the 14 incoming teachers for 2021- 2022!  They are all coming from the United States, young, and highly qualified with a combined international experience of 160 years. 

GWA'S COVID Management

Data-based analytics create an information algorithm that is being used to track cases and contact between students and families as well as staff on school property as well as off-site.

Admissions at GWA

Admissions Director, Fatima Zohra El Alaoui takes pride in how the admissions department “relied on the same 21st century skills modelled by teachers, students, and parents during online school”. 

IB Visual Arts

As GWA expands the IB curriculum into our upper school arts department, Ms. Heyl and Mr. Morris have already put into practice the elements of the IB curriculum that distinguish it as a top-notch pedagogical practice world-wide.

Featured Article, Go Green with Love

This feature highlights the impressive impact of the Valentine's Day Bouskoura Forest clean-up, a service project coordinated and initiated by Ghita Mikou and Natasha Chugani, two of the first GWA students scheduled to graduate next school year, in the first cohort of GWA’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. 

Unsung Heroes of GWA's HR

A largely unsung hero of GWA’s success during these unprecedented times is the Human Resources Department. The role of the HR department continues to expand due to COVID-restrictions and regulations, now including COVID testing and vaccinations.

History of Morocco Class Publishes Website

Morocco is rich in some of the best-preserved living history that exists in the world today, but there is still plenty to discover from digging deeper into Morocco’s past.  Two GWA upper school students publish their discoveries online.

GWA Band Survives the Pandemic

Along with all of the standard COVID-19 prevention measures, the teacher and class that has had to take even more precautionary measures is band class and band teacher, Zachary Nenaber.  

Understanding 21st Century Skills:  Grit

As Online School moves forward for the time being, this provides a great opportunity for students, parents, and faculty all to work on building their grittiness as a tool for finding success now and well into the future.

Understanding 21st Century Skills:  Creativity

Flexibility and adaptability help to find comfort with ambiguity amid the rapid changes of 21st Century life.  Creativity takes people further, giving an advantage over others merely surviving in these times.

Understanding 21st Century Skills:  Comfort with Ambiguity

While Online School continues for the next few weeks, the Weekly will feature various elements of 21st Century pedagogy with examples from this online platform of operations. The best-fitted feature for this week of launching Online School is “Comfort with Ambiguity.”

GWA presents AIDA

GWA presents AIDA next week on March 11th, 12th, and 13th.  Every musical performance is the culmination of months and months of time, effort, and energy exploding on stage.  Read more about the experience the cast and crew of the spring musical have undergone in order to produce AIDA.

Both GWA FIRST® LEGO® League Teams Compete at Regionals

For those who think FIRST® LEGO® League is for students who like playing with LEGOs, it’s actually much more complex than that.  This article will summarize the challenges that all teams face during the tournament season and give you a short description of the Innovation Projects our GWA teams have created.

2nd Annual Newton's Arcade

Mrs. Martin’s, 8th-grade Physical Science students wowed the whole school community by throwing a very successful carnival-style event called Newton’s Arcade.

10th-Graders Prepare Their IB Application Portfolios

As the IB Application Portfolio deadline approaches, 10th-graders showcase their portfolio work through presentations, essays, videos, websites, and artistic creations that showcase their ability to exemplify IB character traits. 

Adopted School, Moulay Thami

Moulay Thami is a few kilometers away from GWA, but a world away in terms of opportunity and all the benefits that come with money and privilege.  This year, GWA’s lower school is committed to helping to bridge the gap by transforming this village school into a well-equipped and beautiful place to learn.

Think Like a Leader

This article focuses on the Design Thinking approach to solution innovation and strategic planning that the Emerging Leaders Program provided to four of our Juniors this year as well as many years of GWA alumnus.  

What is Play-based Learning?

It is a well-known saying that ‘play is the work of children’.  GWA’s Nursery and Discovery classes utilize a play-based learning curriculum model where play is combined with STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) as well as language development and social and emotional intelligence development.

Fall in Love with the Makerspace

Do you remember the first time you fell in love?  It probably wasn’t with another person, it was probably with football, or drawing, or an instrument, or computer programing.  The Makerspace at GWA is a space for students to fall in love and find their passion.