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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 12 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 12 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dinar 18,865
to: Dinar 29,787
Address: Manja, King's Highway, Madaba, Jordan
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Use of projectors, smart TVs, all students use laptops, use of various digital educational platforms

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Muslim students are required by the Jordan Ministry of Education to take Islamic Studies. Muslim students have the option to attend Friday prayers. Christian students also have the option to attend weekly church services.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

The King Abdullah II Spiritual Center is a multi-faith house of prayer and meditation located on campus to accommodate the spiritual needs of a diverse religious community.

External examinations or assessments available

We offer Advanced Placement exams in 24 subjects, including Capstone Research and Capstone Seminar.

Results in these examinations

In 2022-2023, 151 King's Academy students were cited as AP Scholars.
AP Scholar Award: 68; AP Scholar with Honor: 34; AP Scholar with Distinction: 49; AP Capstone Diploma: 2; AP Seminar and Research Certificate: 5

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Homework is assigned reasonably, taking into consideration students should be able to complete it between class meetings, recognizing that less is often more.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

The school accommodates: mobility impairment, vision impairment, is handicap accessible, handicap bathrooms, eight accessible dorm rooms, academic support class, learning support teachers

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The school offers selections and pathways in accelerated and advanced courses (AP courses) in addition to post-AP courses.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. Students requiring assessment are directed to an educational psychologist for comprehensive psychoeducational testing to identify suitable accommodations for their school needs. Meanwhile, students undergoing therapy have the option to consult with a clinical psychologist as well.

Entry evaluation for students

Admissions test. Applicants from outside of Jordan can fulfill our testing requirement by submitting score reports for a standardized test such as the SSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, MAP, or ISEE. Students coming from the national Jordanian curriculum will be required to take the TOEFL Jr. and a standardized math test offered by King’s Academy as an alternative to the SSAT requirement.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Admissions test, academic transcripts, teacher recommendations, personal interview and family meeting with the school's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Early Decision applications deadline is November 15. Regular Decision and Financial Aid applications are due by January 14. Applications submitted after that date are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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 start time


School finish time

17:15 (for day students)

Supervised care before/after school

Yes. As a boarding school, around-the-clock supervision is provided by faculty and staff living in the dorms and on campus.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, the school provides breakfast, sit-down (family style) lunch, and dinner.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Co-curriculars: 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 activities included

See above. All our sports and physical activities are currently part of our "co-curricular" program.

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 comprises 11 schools in the Greater Amman area. Throughout the year, the Lions (King's Academy teams) 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

Two dining halls, a health center open 24/7 with doctor and nurses on call, library, astronomical observatory, theater/auditorium, art and music gallery and studios, science labs, engineering lab, nine dorms, school store/snack shop, Student Union, multi-faith spiritual center, organic farm

Sports facilities at the school

A 5,548 square-meter indoor athletic center accommodating a semi-Olympic swimming pool, squash courts, a multi-purpose gymnasium and exercise facilities. The campus also contains a number of outdoor facilities, including multiple soccer fields and a track, along with tennis, basketball and handball courts. A qualified athletic trainer is available to treat injuries.

Grades/ages available for boarding

Grades 9-12

Boarding facilities at the school

King’s Academy has nine houses (dorms) that accommodate over 463 students in single bedrooms, including eight disabled student bedrooms. Each student room is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, nightstand, chest of drawers and closet. Each house includes a laundry room and common rooms. Every floor also has a common bathroom and at least one faculty apartment. Faculty residents live on every floor to ensure 24-hour supervision of students. All common rooms and bedrooms are equipped with wireless internet connections.

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.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

King’s Academy develops and empowers young leaders from diverse backgrounds who will cherish one another and drive change towards a shared future of peace and opportunity. 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

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 features close teacher-student interaction, the most current technological resources and a stimulating array of curricular and extracurricular activities designed to help students flourish intellectually and personally within a safe and nourishing residential environment.

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