King’s Academy has announced the appointment of Ali Kolaghassi as the new chairman of the Board of Trustees.
King’s Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Lukman Arsalan as the new dean of admissions and financial aid.
It was a sight at once familiar and shockingly rare: hundreds of family members of the Class of 2021 gathering on the lush Commencement Lawn to celebrate the graduation of King’s Academy’s 12th senior class.
This Sunday, Aysha Saar ’22 was awarded a Citation for her presentation for the Global Online Academy’s (GOA) sixth annual Catalyst Conference. Held from April 22 to 26, the Catalyst Conference featured over 500 projects by students from 96 schools around the world.
On May 15, which marks the Nakba, an annual day of remembrance of the 1948 forced expulsion of nearly 800,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, King’s Academy faculty member Dr. Ethan Morton-Jerome led a teach-in session about Palestine for the school community.
At the close of every school year, the Middle School at King’s Academy traditionally celebrates their “graduating” eighth graders as they “step-up” to ninth grade and the Upper School.
King’s Academy students taking Arabic Art of Non Fiction and Arabic Creative Writing have been getting a taste of what it feels like to be a published journalist as articles they have submitted to local newspapers have been published.
Thirty-one Middle School students have been awarded the bronze in the United Kingdom-based CREST Awards. CREST is the British Science Association's nationally accredited program for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) project work that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.
For the second year running, King’s orators presented their declamations online as the pandemic continues to prevent students from attending school in person.
King’s Academy students participated in the Yale Daily News Virtual International Journalism Symposium that took play on April 24 and 25.
Last week, King’s Academy students launched the first issue of the school’s first multilingual newspaper King’s Global Times (KGT).
Last week, the Advancement Office launched King’s Academy’s first Virtual Silent Auction.
King’s Academy hosted a webinar on April 9 titled “A Future with Innovation” with guest speaker Dr. Omar Hatamleh, the head of technology integration at NASA. Around 110 students, faculty and parents attended the webinar, which shone light on how the exponential increase in the use of technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has social and economic impacts on people, organizations and jobs.
King’s Academy alumni were invited to a senior class meeting this week for a Question and Answer session about college and life after graduation.
King’s Academy hosted a webinar on data protection and privacy to raise awareness about possible threats to personal data and how to protect against them.
The King’s Academy Model United Nations (KAMUN 2021) conference took place virtually this year from March 25 to 27 with over 200 local and international delegates including 34 delegates from eight local schools and 55 delegates from schools in Australia, India, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Tara AbuGhazaleh ’22, in coordination with the Round Square Office, organized a virtual community engagement event for students to learn more about people living with intellectual disabilities.
This week, students of neuroscience presented their research on drugs of addiction through a virtual educational forum. Each student created a website about their assigned drug, after which they presented on the history of the drug, how and where the drug binds in the brain, which neurotransmitters are affected, and how the drug is addictive.
The senior class hosted Jordanian production company Core Consultants Network (CCN) for a talk about its Tababa web series and on the importance of raising awareness of major social issues.
On March 19, King’s Academy held its first King's Astronomy Symposium. The student-led event, which took place online, provided a platform for King’s students, particularly seniors and juniors taking Astronomy and members of the Astronomy Club, to reflect on and share the knowledge they have learned about the universe and beyond.
The King’s Academy Board of Trustees extended its gratitude and appreciation to King’s faculty and staff, in a letter sent out this week, for their “extraordinary effort, commitment and dedication” over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular for their efforts during the safe-campus Green Zone established by the school.
To keep spirits high and show gratitude to the faculty and staff who have made great personal sacrifices over the past year to ensure the stability and continued growth of students, the King’s Academy Parent Council prepared “Love and Support” packages for King’s employees.
At the sixth annual Jordan Model Parliament (JMP) conference, hosted by King’s Academy on March 4 and 5, some 120 students representing 15 public and private schools around the kingdom discussed and proposed solutions to some of the country’s most pressing issues.
Last week, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (AHSF) announced the winners of the 17th Annual Creativity Awards for Children and Youth (Abde’), with King’s Academy student Layan AlKasaji ’21 named as one of 23 overall winners from among the competition’s 745 participants.