King’s has long offered an American high school curriculum grounded in the Advanced Placement (AP) program, which is recognized by colleges and universities throughout the world. Our Middle School program is both foundational and innovative, and it draws on the best thinking and research on education for this age group, including the College Board’s newly established QUEST framework for teaching and learning. That framework, which guides and shapes the curricular and pedagogical approach of our Upper School, emphasizes the skills of questioning, thinking critically and creatively, reading, writing and communication (in a variety of mediums), and it seeks to ignite young people’s natural curiosity, wonder, creativity and excitement for learning. In how we teach and engage students, we will combat the boredom, routinization and disaffection that so often characterizes the middle school experience.
The educational program provides the strongest possible foundation in math, English and Arabic with an emphasis on writing and quantitative problem solving. Specifically, it:
We do not offer a junior boarding program at present, but there are plans to revisit this idea in coming years. In the meantime, however, we have designed a “pre-boarding program” of weekend overnights on campus – i.e. for autumn and winter festivals and spring adventure weekends – to encourage Middle School students to board once they reach grade 9.
To ensure that classes are small and intimate, classes have between 14 and 16 students. Each classroom is designed to encourage active and interactive forms of learning. Harkness tables are used in the humanities classrooms and pod seating is used in math and science to encourage group work and the development of collaborative skills.
The school day begins at 08:30 and ends at roughly 15:30. At the conclusion of each term, we also offer short minimesters that provide opportunities for experiential learning and project-based, interdisciplinary learning.
The strong and comprehensive structure of student support at King's Academy is accessible to Middle School students. Each student has a designated advisor who serves as mentor and liaison between the school and parents. Middle School students also have a designated Learning Center teacher and a counselor.
Yes, transportation options for Middle School students are available.
US $26,600 (18,860 JD) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Middle School tuition includes instruction, meals, full access to Athletic Center facilities, laboratory equipment and materials, Health Center and student activities fee, textbooks, required educational school trips within Jordan, bus fees, and one school uniform.
In keeping with His Majesty’s vision for King’s as a school open to all, we are committed to educational accessibility, need-based financial aid and diversity in the Middle School. The school's current policy is that aid is provided only to families who factually demonstrate that they do not have the financial resources to afford Middle School tuition. In addition, the King’s Academy Grade Seven Merit Scholarship awards merit-based scholarships of US $8,462 (6,000 JD) to selected outstanding Grade 7 applicants from Jordan.
A comprehensive admission process is in place for Middle School candidates. The process includes testing, student interview, parent interview, recommendations and a thorough review of a candidate's academic track record. We seek to enroll not only promising young men and women but also seek to identify families who understand and support King’s distinct mission.
Yes. Candidates – and their families – must be assessed as a good fit for the King's program to be admitted.
No. Grade 8 students do not undergo special screening to be promoted to Grade 9. But, as is the case with all students at King’s, their development and academic progress is monitored in an ongoing way to ensure they are ready to be promoted to Grade 9.
Families can complete our online Inquiry Form or call the Office of Admissions at +962 77 738 3031.