Co-curricular Program

Co-curricular Program

The co-curricular program at King's Academy is a critically important element of student experience in the areas of service, leadership, civic engagement, athletics and the arts. The co-curricular program is designed to complement the academic offerings of the school and to help students explore and expand their interests.

Exploring options beyond the classroom is key to an integrated life and the co-curricular program provides students with a wide range of opportunities that aim to help students' love learning as well as to provide the platform to experience the responsibility of working with others be it on a team, building houses or finalizing a literary project or dance.

Co-Curricular Program Learning Goals

Teamwork and Leadership
King’s values teamwork more than individual excellence and aims to provide its students with opportunities to work together as part of a team or an ensemble (in MUN, theater, orchestra and competitive sport, for example). The values learned by working on a team – including sacrifice and collaboration in the service of something bigger than oneself -- are invaluable and the skills that make a strong teammate are among the most important skills students need for success.

Fitness and Wellness
King’s aims to teach students importance of exercise and encourage them to be physically active. Much recent research on the brain has emphasized how important regular exercise is to the development of young people's intellectual, cognitive and emotional health, and for growing children exercise and sport are an important and necessary outlet.

Creativity and Play
King’s strives to offer programs that provide opportunities for students to exercise their imaginations. In addition to theater, the performing and persuasive arts, and the fine arts, there are many opportunities at King’s for students to create and exhibit their accomplishments. As much as possible, King’s programs strive to be product-oriented, involving opportunities for students to exhibit and perform their work, especially at the conclusion of each term and at school meetings.

Community Service and Civic Engagement
King’s community aims to use its own education in the service of others. These programs allow students to look beyond themselves and their peer groups to the larger world to connect with people different from themselves, to address issues of pressing urgency and to develop their powers of empathy.

Below is a sample of co-curricular offerings:

Majors

Basketball
Boxing
Ceramics
Code
Community service (Jallul tutoring program)
Cross country
CrossFit
Dance
Debate
Drawing and sketching
Fencing
Horseback riding
Insanity workout
Jordan Model Parliament (JMP)
Jiu Jitsu
Kickboxing
Making short movies for Social Media
Model United Nations (MUN)
Mosaics
Percussion drum circle
Robotics
Rock band
Rugby
Soccer
Swimming
Taekwondo
Tech Theater
Tennis
Theater
Track and Field
Volleyball
Weight training 
Yoga
Zumba

Minors

Badminton
Ballet
Basketball
Boxing
Chess
Crochet
F1 Squad
Fayrooziyyat
Fencing
Fitness
Friends of the Library
Handball
Health-on-the-go
Hip hop
Improv
Insanity workout
Jewelry making
Jordan Model Parliament (JMP)
Key Club
Kickboxing
Live Action Role Play (LARP)
Life skills
Math Olympiad
Mock trial
Model United Nations (MUN)
Mosaics
Newspaper
Out and about Madaba
Outside
Photography
Ping Pong
Radio Show
Rock band
Rock climbing
RS-Ecos and Greens
RS-Madrasati
RS-Palestinian Issues
Soccer
Special Effects Makeup
Street art
Students for Justice in Palestine and Zaman
Swimming
Taekwondo
Tennis
Ultimate Frisbee
Yearbook (term publication)
Yoga

Last updated
March 14, 2017