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...
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.
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...
For the best chance at success in life, students need quality education, that is the reason GWA decides on the IB educational plan framework. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) assists youngsters in becoming the best learners and...
The pandemic has been and still is a challenging experience for all of the students and their families. It is undeniable that students experienced some form of stress and anxiety due to the disruption of their daily routine...
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...
The American education system is well-known for emphasizing whole-person development – physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and mentally...
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...
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...
GWA summer program transports students into a world away by learning and engaging in robotics, electronics, coding, 3D printing, math games and sports.
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.
The GWA community witnessed online the end of a challenging year and the beginning of new opportunities for our dear graduates.
We would like to extend a massive congratulations to the Senior Class of 2021 for completing their Capstone projects, proving their readiness for university-level expectations.
You are Architects, you receive raw materials and with your imagination, creativity, knowledge, patience, perseverance, dedication, and love, you create.
GWA's University Counseling Department helps to prepare the Class of 2021 for a bright future.
The new murals covering large portions of GWA’s facade set the tone for a new era.
The 5th-grade Living Wax Museum is a learning tradition dating back to at least 2013.
Sustainability will become our foundation for growth. Exemplifying this shift in focus is the culmination of Upper School 3D Arts ‘Trashion’ unit.
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.
On April 3 rd and 4 th Team Synapse will compete in the annual FIRST ® LEGO ® League Challenge Morocco Regional Tournament.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
GWA students have proven themselves to be appealing candidates for top universities around the world. Just last year, the 36 graduates of the class of 2020 received 2,702,000 USD in scholarships and grants.
On January 30th, each participant will be assigned to a team of students from all over the world. Each team will be assigned to represent a country experiencing extreme poverty.
An expanded load of IB course offerings allows students to pursue almost any higher education path they choose.
“GWA has crafted this brilliant approach to literacy where the child's native language is honored.”
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.
The Lower School and Upper School have collaborated to create a Holiday Showcase Video of student work from this past semester. Watch the Showcase!
This year, there will be no yearbook. The next-best alternative: a quarterly, online publication entitled AURUM.
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.
After attending the Climate Action Day webinar, Mrs. Martin called on GWA students to write their reflections and then take action.
Dr. Susan Marie Martin, Published Author, Interdisciplinary Researcher, and GWA Teacher, Guides GWA Seniors through their Final Research Projects
Learn more about how GWA teaches digital citizenship as an important part of educating the ‘whole child’ during these unprecedented times
Each student agreed that the conference was an exceptionally impactful experience. Rania Alaoui sums it up by saying “nothing could have topped it”.
The theme of this year’s IELCX2020 Conference is “The Global Economy and the Environment”. Our five GWA participants are 11th-graders El Rali Skalli and Rania Alaoui along with 12th-graders Yasmine Rebbane, Niamat Fellah, and Danya Khalifa.
We are thrilled to announce 12 different live stream instructional opportunities that still allow for hands-on learning.
There is much more to online teaching than what you see on the screen.
What parents want to know about GWA’s Online Learning Model, 2020-21
The entire school, the grounds, and buses were sprayed with an antiviral (approved by ONSSA National Office) which eliminates several types of viruses on any surface.
GWA offers an admissions process entirely online - from first inquiry through admissions testing!
This year, newly arriving families and teachers to Morocco will be celebrating their first Ramadan from within quarantine.
GWA boasts the largest children’s library in all of Morocco with over 60,000 titles. The goal, however, is not to have the most books: it is to have the right books.
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.
At the beginning of the school year, Ahmed El Harouchi was tasked with writing a GWA anthem: A song that would embody GWA’s vision and what GWA students and graduates represent in society.
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.
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.”
The GWA community salutes the massive effort of all the cast and crew as well as the core team of directors.
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.
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.
Synapse placed 1st and IncrediBots placed 2nd. We will follow teams Synapse and IncrediBots throughout their creative process until the National Competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.