Just 30 minutes away from Jordan's capital, Amman, and nestled amongst olive groves and farmland, the 575-dunum (144 acre) King’s Academy campus is a blend of modern innovation and the rich traditions of the region. Situated five kilometers from the historic city of Madaba and a short drive from the Dead Sea, the campus is among the most beautiful in the world
The campus includes state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, a 50,000-book library, a multi-faith spiritual center, dormitories incorporating faculty apartments, a magnificent auditorium, and some of the finest athletics facilities in the Middle East.
The HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library houses a broad and impressive collection of literary, historical, technical and reference works – equally rich in 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 an abiding love of books and literature.
The library's collection, which was selected to support both the curriculum and leisure, currently consists of over 52,000 books, videos, DVDs, CDs, periodicals and e-books in six languages. Its electronic database is accessible both on and off campus.
At one end of the library there is a rotunda that houses reference material in six languages as well as an extensive audio-visual collection.
Extensive sports and recreational facilities, including the 5,548-square-meter Saad Rafic Hariri Athletic Center accommodating a semi-Olympic swimming pool, squash, handball and basketball courts, and exercise facilities. There is also an outdoor sports stadium, including a full-size football field, two other football fields and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.
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 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.
Boys and girls are housed in separate dormitories under 24-hour supervision by faculty members who live in their own apartments within the dorms. The eight dorms accommodate some 450 students in single bedrooms. All dorms include common rooms, kitchenettes, common bathrooms, laundry rooms and faculty apartments. Wifi is available throughout each dorm.
The Hess Family Dining Hall is the center of campus life. Meals are offered family-style three times a day, seven days a week for students, faculty and staff. The Hall has a total area of 2,228 square meters and can seat up to 700 people.
All students have access to the King Abdullah II Spiritual Center, a multi-faith house of prayer and meditation located on campus to accommodate the spiritual needs of a diverse religious community. In addition, the school arranges weekly trips to local mosques and churches for students wishing to attend prayers and services.
The Student Union was designed as a place where students can gather to catch up with one another, continue a class discussion or grab a snack. Located in the center of campus, next to the Hess Family Dining Hall, the Student Union looks out onto the campus and serves as a central meeting place. The Student Union also houses a small cafeteria, Al Kaziyeh, where students can enjoy a quick bite.