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.

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Who We Are


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.

Guiding Principles

A King’s Academy’s education is defined by a comprehensive focus on our students' development in every sense: intellectual, personal, physical, social and ethical. The five universal values that best express what we strive to impart to our students are:


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 35 major buildings. These include state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and a 50,000-book library, a multi-faith spiritual center and garden, an observatory, 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.