Rabat - Post Report Question and Answers
What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?
Many children seem to attend the Rabat American School (RAS) and there are a few preschool options. We do not have direct experience with these though. - May 2022
The vast majority of English speaking expats send there children to RAS (Rabat American School). The common sentiment is that the younger grades are OK and the older grades are problematic. Bullying is common and academic quality is low. - Apr 2018
Rabat American School is well regarded. I have no kids, however, so can't really speak past this. - Oct 2017
Rabat American School and Khalil Gibran School are the only two schools in Rabat offering English-language instruction. KGS is tri-lingual (English, Arabic, French).
RAS has its share of issues, but the new headmaster is trying to effect positive changes. I'd say the elementary school is adequate, MS is "meh," and the HS is not very good at the moment.
If your family speaks French, there are many schools in the city to choose from. - Oct 2017
Please do your homework if you have school aged children. Rabat American School is sub-par, at best. We had major issues with the high school and I know of several families that have departed or the mother and children have left because of the school. IB results for 2016 and 2017 were disappointing and there is a general lack of respect and interest both among teachers and students in the high school. - Aug 2017
Rabat American School (RAS). I have not had a great experience with these folks. My kids are in high school and struggled with many issues. My friends with younger kids have had no better time with it and many EFMs have chosen to throw themselves into the PTA or other school program to help protect their children's interests. Moroccan high school students drink A LOT of alcohol and there are many other readily available street drugs. For all students, especially HS boys, there is unresolved bullying and other social issues between the wealthy locals and the rest. - Jul 2014
Most everyone of school age goes to Rabat American School, although some kids are sent to one of the many French schools because their parents want them to become fluent in French. RAS is very good, we feel. There are lots of activities and quite a student:teacher ratio (in the elementary school, there is a teacher and teacher's assistant for each class of around 15 students). - Nov 2011
There is one here that has the International Bacculariat Program. Classes are small. My son is grown so we have not used it, but many families are delighted with the programs and high school aged students have been getting into great colleges. - Sep 2011
Rabat American School is generally the school of choice. For the most part it is a decent school, although some families have had some issues with the faculty. - Apr 2010
Rabat American School (RAS) - it's an ok school. I'm personally not overly impressed but they treat the children well. - Jun 2008