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King's Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day high school in Madaba that provides an exceptional educational experience for outstanding young men and women from Jordan, the Middle East and around the globe. Blending an American style of education rooted in the liberal arts and sciences with Middle Eastern history, traditions, language and cultural values, King's Academy prepares students for entry into the most prestigious universities in the world. Beginning in the fall of 2016, King’s Academy will open a middle school for grades 7 and 8.

Just 30 minutes away from Amman, nestled amongst olive groves and farmland, the 575-dunum (144 acre) King’s Academy campus is a perfect blend of modern innovation and the rich traditions of the region. Designed to reflect Levantine and Islamic cultural heritage, the campus includes state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and a 50,000-book library, a multi-faith spiritual center and courtyard, dormitories incorporating faculty family apartments, and a magnificent auditorium that serves not just the students but the community as a whole.

KING'S ACADEMY MISSION

In a setting that is rich in history and tradition, King’s Academy is committed to providing a comprehensive college-preparatory education through a challenging curriculum in the arts and sciences; an integrated co-curricular program of athletics, activities and community service; and a nurturing residential environment. Our students will learn to be independent, creative and responsible thinkers within an ethical community that encourages young men and women of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to excel, to cherish one another and to prepare for leadership.

ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

King’s Academy is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is licensed by the Jordanian Ministry of Education. King’s Academy is also a member of the Round Square organization and a founding member of the Global Online Academy (GOA).

FINANCIAL AID AND DIVERSITY

The only coeducational residential boarding school of its kind in the region, King’s Academy is also the most diverse school in the Middle East, with students from 39 countries, and over 40 percent of the student body receiving some form of financial aid.

A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

King’s Academy students take a remarkably ambitious course of study, including four years of both Arabic and English and two additional years of a third language (Chinese, French or Spanish). King’s is a school of engagement, teaching through discussion, debate and dialogue. In addition to courses in math, science, arts and humanities, our students take required courses in Arabic literature, history of the Middle East, world religions and Christian and Islamic theology. King’s strives to graduate students who are globally aware, inter-culturally competent and fully bilingual.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

King’s Academy offers 28 Advanced Placement (AP) classes, most of which are accepted as credit in American, British and Canadian universities and colleges. Students at King’s Academy consistently score higher than the global average on AP Exams.

Unlike IB and GCSE Advanced Level courses, the AP gives students the chance to prove their in-depth knowledge across a wide array of courses: a student’s application to college might show perfect AP Exam scores in Calculus, Spanish Literature, Advanced Physics, Music Theory, Microeconomics and Computer Science, or practically any combination. The AP Exams give colleges a better sense of the developing skills and interests of students and, as many admissions officers can attest, AP scores are a virtual must for students seeking entrance to top universities around the world. For Jordanian students, AP Exams help them obtain their Tawjihi equivalency.

THE FINE, PERFORMING AND PERSUASIVE ARTS

In the hopes of unlocking each child's creative potential and individuality, King’s Academy offers a range of courses and co-curricular activities in the arts. In addition to classes in the traditional and modern arts of dance, ceramics, mosaics, painting, photography, drawing, acting, animation and design, King’s has a youth orchestra and a rich theatrical program. King’s also offers a comprehensive and required program in public speaking. Every year each student performs a public declamation in Arabic and English during an all-school competition. Students also participate in Model United Nations (MUN), Model Congress, Debate, Toastmasters and Jordan Model Parliament.

BOARDING SCHOOL

The boarding school experience is an ideal way for students to optimize both academic learning and social development. Under the close supervision and guidance of faculty and staff, students are encouraged to challenge themselves intellectually while developing their social skills, athletic and extra-curricular interests, personal maturity and ethics. Sharing common areas in the dorms and around campus, students learn the arts of patience and compromise with their neighbors and peers. They also quickly learn the importance of trust and respect. As a result of living, eating and studying together, boarding students graduate with maturity and confidence, an understanding of others who may be different from themselves and a close bond with classmates that will endure for the rest of their lives.
 

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King's Academy
Madaba, Jordan.
Tel: (962-6) 430-0230
 
Institution: Middle School & High School
Official Website: www.kingsacademy.edu.jo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KingsAcademyJordan
Twitter: www.twitter.com/KingsAcademyJOR
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kingsacademyjor
Email: info@kingsacademy.edu.jo
 

Special Features & Amenities:
 

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American Advanced Placement Curriculum

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575-dunum (144 acres) campus with state of the art facilities

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Weekday & Full Boarding

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Student/teacher ratio of 10:1

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Extensive sports and recreational facilities

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Exceptional faculty from around the world

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Extraordinary diversity with students from 39 countries

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Financial Aid is Available

Summer Camp: DATES: July 10 – August 4. SUMMER at KING’S ACADEMY in 2016 once again features fun, excitement and learning through a wide range of academic and athletic programs for both boarding and day students. From July 10 through August 4, students, youngsters and athletes from Jordan and the rest of the world will come to the beautiful and spacious King’s Academy campus in Madaba, Jordan to improve their skills in the classroom, the laboratory or on the playing fields.

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i2 Camp: For the science-minded youngster, aged 11 to 15, an exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camp features one-week courses developed by some of the most prestigious and important leaders in the field, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), NASA, Columbia University, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Boston Museum of Science.

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Arabic, English, Math: Students aged 12 to 16 who are interested in improving their skills in these areas can participate in four-week academic programs taught by King’s Academy faculty.

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Sports and Recreation: For children aged six to 12, King’s offers many options for excellent training and competition or for just having fun playing and learning a new sport.

All SUMMER at KING’S ACADEMY programs reflect the school’s commitment to excellence and its reputation as one of the leading educational institutions in the Middle East. Click here for more info>

Arabic Classes: Arabic Year at King’s Academy (AY) offers high school students one year of intensive Arabic language study, Middle Eastern cultural immersion and experiential learning.

The program is designed for students in grades 10 through 12 who want to learn Arabic and explore the history, politics and culture of a vital part of the world.

AY allows students to gain fluency in Arabic, soak in the history and culture of the Middle East and “learn by doing” through off-campus educational excursions in Jordan and the region. Students accepted into the AY program must be committed to the work necessary to access a difficult language. Click here for more info>

Smoking Policy: No smoking allowed on school premises




 

 

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