It may seem curious that we speak of the “history” of King’s Academy when we only opened our doors in 2007, but the school does have a history – in the 200-year-old idea of the New England boarding school – and in the lives of the people who have been part of its founding and who are among its first faculty.

Of course, the fact that His Majesty King Abdullah II graduated from Deerfield Academy is critical to our story. The formative experience that he had there, and the memory of it that he took away, allowed him to imagine what a Jordanian boarding school might do for boys and girls across the Middle East.

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King's in the News

King’s Academy has been the subject of many articles and reports in the international, regional and local media since its establishment.

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Office of the Head of School

Peter Nilsson
Head of School

Lukman Arsalan
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Vera Azar
Director of Communications and Publications

Soha Hmaidan
Chief Advancement Officer

Mousa Budeir
Chief Financial Officer and Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations

Alia Wakileh
Director of External Affairs and Institutional Planning;
Secretary of the Board of Trustees