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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||12 students / class|
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|Additional language classes offered by the school||
French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic
|Average number of students per class||
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes. Although space is limited for mid-year admissions, applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
|School provided lunches||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Boxing, ceramics, chamber music, cross country, dance, fall play, fencing, fit walking, football, gym, horseback riding, Jiu Jitsu, Jordan Model Parliament, Mosaics, Model United Nations, play, robotics, squash, studio art, swimming, tech theater, tennis, tutoring, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, walking-fit, weightlifting, yoga.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
King’s Academy collaborates with its peer schools in Jordan through the Amman Athletic Conference (AAC). The AAC is comprised of 11 schools in the Greater Amman area. Throughout the year, the Lions host teams from Jordan and countries around the region. Interscholastic sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field and volleyball. King’s Academy also offers a host of other athletic activities such as badminton, dance, fencing, horseback riding, rock climbing, rugby and weight training.
|Facilities at the school||
Boarding facilities, auditorium, gallery.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Basketball courts, handball courts, practice field, athletic center, tennis courts, stadium.
|Grades/ages available for boarding||
|Boarding facilities at the school||
King's boarding students live in safe, comfortable, single-gender dorms with round-the-clock supervision by faculty members who live in their own apartments located in the various student “houses.” Single women faculty live in the girls’ dorms and usually male faculty or families live in the boys’ dorms. Girls are not permitted to enter the boys’ dorms and boys are not permitted to enter the girls’ dorms.
Students have constant and continuous access to faculty who – in addition to being teachers – are supervisors, coaches, mentors and counselors. Faculty members eat together with students in the Dining Hall and participate with them in athletic and cultural activities in the afternoons. Parents of students entrusted to the care of King’s Academy can rest assured that their children are living in a safe and healthy family environment.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
King's Academy is a private, not-for-profit, co-educational boarding and day school (grades 7 to 12) that opened its doors in August 2007 in Madaba, Jordan. The school, which integrates the New England boarding school experience in the historical and intellectual context of the Middle East, follows an English-language, Advanced Placement program and the College Board’s QUEST framework for teaching and learning.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The dynamic curriculum includes an integrated co-curricular program of athletics, activities and community service, and students live in a nurturing residential environment that allows them to flourish personally and intellectually.