The King's Academy Middle School strives to provide bright young minds with a space in which they feel comfortable expressing themselves; one that cultivates their curiosity through active and interactive forms of learning, personalized instruction and advising, and the development of strong habits of study and character. The Middle School focuses on character development, debate and self-expression, collaborative teamwork, understanding and evaluating multiple perspectives, and finally, play.
The academic program is unlike any other in Jordan, with interactive, hands-on classes that challenge the mind and stimulate the imagination.
The Middle School has replaced the traditional grading system with a student-centered approach that revolves around three important skills: reflection and meta-cognition, reading and understanding feedback, and goal setting. Students engage in writing their own report cards in reflections on their own learning, guided by evidence and narrative feedback from their teachers. They then set goals for themselves to highlight areas of growth. The Middle School engages and deepens student learning in a way that motivates them to take control of their own educational journey and develop a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.
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Students coming to King's who struggle with English or Arabic really benefit from the Middle School approach, and are better prepared for Upper School, having really digested the ability to read and think deeply.
Faculty Member, Department of CRLA