King's Academy
Selected programs:
Worldwide / Various Cities
Other locations: Madaba, Jordan (30 km from Amman's Airport & Dead Sea resorts),
Institution Description
King’s Academy, an independent, coeducational boarding and day school, will provide outstanding young men and women from Jordan, the Middle East and beyond an educational experience unlike any available in the region. 

Blending an American style of education rooted in the liberal arts and sciences with Middle Eastern history, traditions, language and cultural values, the Academy will feature 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. 

Welcoming talented students from all backgrounds, religions and social classes, the Academy aims to foster empathy, tolerance and harmony. Through the active participation of students and teachers in a self-governing community, it will prepare students for future roles as leaders in government, business and civic life. 

The King’s Academy campus is unique in the Middle East. Designed by renowned Egyptian architect and Director of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London Khaled Azzam, the campus and buildings are constructed on an extensive 575-dunum site (144 acres) and comprise some 33 major buildings. These include state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and a 50,000-book library, a multi-faith spiritual center and garden, dormitories incorporating faculty family apartments, and a magnificent auditorium that will serve not just the school but the nation as well.

King’s Academy admits students of any race, color, creed or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy and does not discriminate on the basis of these differences. We celebrate the differences in background, circumstances and educational experiences of our various students and value the diverse perspectives that each contributes to the school community.

King’s Academy is in close philosophical affiliation with “The Eight Schools” in the United States, including Andover, Choate, Deerfield, Exeter, Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville, Northfield Mount Hermon and St. Paul’s.

Quick Facts

Established: 2007

Location: Off the King’s Highway in Manja, three kilometers from Madaba, 32 kilometers southwest of Amman 

Enrollment: King’s is home to 480 male and female students from 31 countries in the 2013-2014 academic year. More than 70 percent of our students are boarders. The school is growing toward a full enrollment of 600 students.

Faculty: Over 80 highly experienced Jordanian and international faculty members from all around the world.

Tuition: The 2013-2014 tuition is US $27,475 (19,507 JD) for day students, US $35,298 (25,062 JD) for weekday boarders and US $38,272 (27,173 JD) for full boarding students.

Financial aid: In the 2013-2014 academic year, over 40 percent of students received some form of financial aid.

Average class size: 15 students 

Student/teacher ratio: 10:1 

Curriculum: Coursework is based on the Advanced Placement Program, which is rooted in the classical tradition of liberal arts. It encompasses mathematics, sciences and the humanities, in addition to the fine arts and innovations in technologies. The curriculum is a dynamic one, adapted to the needs and values of students in the region.

Language: English is the language of instruction. All native speakers of Arabic continue a rigorous Arabic course of study throughout their stay at King’s Academy. Non-Arabic-speaking students study Arabic as a second language. Students also study other languages, such as Spanish, French or Chinese.

Campus: 33 major buildings built on 575 dunums (144 acres). The campus was designed by renowned Egyptian architect and Director of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London Khaled Azzam.  

Dormitories: Boys and girls are housed in separate dorms under 24-hour supervision by faculty members who live in their own apartments within the dorms. The campus includes nine dormitories that accommodate some 450 students in single bedrooms. All dormitories include common rooms, kitchenettes, common bathrooms, laundry rooms and faculty apartments. Dormitory common rooms are equipped with a wireless internet connection, which students can access using their King’s Academy-issued laptop computers. 

Athletic facilities: Extensive sports and recreational facilities, including the 5,548 square meter Athletic Center accommodating exercise facilities, a semi-Olympic swimming pool and squash, handball and basketball courts. There is also an outdoor sports stadium, including a full-size football field, two additional football fields and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. 

Library: The HRH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library houses a broad and impressive collection of literary, historical, technical and reference works – equally rich in both Arabic and English. The building’s warm, book-lined walls, its sunny balconies and its long reading tables are designed to encourage browsing, silent time spent in study and reflection, and an abiding love of books and literature. 

Dining: The Dining Hall is the center of campus life. Meals are offered three times a day, seven days a week for students, faculty and staff. The Dining Hall has a total area of 2,228 square meters and can seat up to 700 people. 

Auditorium: The magnificent Abdul Majeed Shoman Auditorium serves not just the students but the community as a whole. This state-of-the-art facility seats 700 people and is the perfect space for music concerts, theatrical performances and dance recitals. In addition to school events, the auditorium serves as a gathering place for weekly meetings between the headmaster and the entire school.