Last week, King’s Academy marked “A Day of Thanks,” which presented the school community with the opportunity to pause, reflect, and thank those people who have made a difference to their time at school.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hisham Matar, whose award-winning novel In the Country of Men is required reading in the English 10 course, addressed students at School Meeting on Monday.
During School Meeting on Sunday, King’s Academy welcomed guest speaker Zein Al-Maha Oweis to share her experience living with a visual impairment.
The Middle School hosted Jordanian filmmaker Widad Shafakoj as a guest speaker on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, King’s celebrated the Lunar New Year, which includes the Chinese New Year as well as the Korean and Vietnamese New Years.
Students and faculty members took the stage at 88 Keys, King’s annual piano festival, for four audience-packed nights of music.
On Tuesday, February 5, King’s invited guest lecturer Dr. Kimberly Katz, a distinguished Fulbright scholar and professor of Middle Eastern studies at Towson University in Maryland, to speak to students taking Modern Jordanian History, as well as other students and faculty.
King’s campus came alive with music last week as the seventh annual Jordan’s Youth Musicians Conference, with the theme of “Sharpen Your Mind with Music,” took place.
The King’s Academy Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Peter B. Nilsson as King’s third head of school.
The boys varsity basketball team has been on an absolute tear recently.
This week, seasoned veterans of the theater program at King’s Academy marshalled their skills to direct three plays for the English language portion of the Winter Play Festival.
On Wednesday, January 30, the Evening Dance Ensemble presented its second Dance Lab of the year.
On Monday and Wednesday, Mr. Ryuji organized breakdancing workshops led by professional breakdancers from Amman.
Arabic Year students in Ms. Lina's Arabic class used their spoken Arabic skills in a real world context — bartering at a mock food market!
Last week, students from the renowned Oberlin Conservatory of Music visited campus for three days as artists-in-residence.
On Saturday, Mr. Ghassan’s AP Art History class visited the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts for a private tour by the renowned Jordanian artist Muhanna Al-Dura.
Dr. Salma Nims, Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women, visited campus on Tuesday afternoon to speak to a group of 50 faculty members and students from Mr. Ghassan’s Modern Jordanian History class.
Last fall, for the first time in King’s Academy history, students performed a full-scale musical.
The boys varsity soccer team participated in the King’s Academy Soccer Tournament along with schools from Amman, Palestine and Lebanon.
The boys varsity A and B soccer teams participated in the AAC tournament held at King’s last week.
The Round Square Office at King’s Academy organized its eighth annual Winter Holiday Bazaar on Wednesday with around 16 vendors presenting a colorful display of products and handicrafts for sale to the school community.
Giving Tuesday, which fell on November 27, is an international day of charitable giving.
King’s new 2.6 megawatt photovoltaic power station is providing King’s with a clean, sustainable and economical energy supply.
King’s held a substance use prevention campaign for the third year running from November 25 to 29, in cooperation with Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD), a leading provider of school-based prevention services, to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to make intelligent, healthy choices.
Nadim Billeh ’19, Dina Dawood ’20, and Hend Al Zeer ’20 initiated a student-based project called “Humans of King’s” that aims to bring the King’s community closer together.
The student exchange program offered through the King’s Academy Round Square Office is becoming increasingly popular each year.
From November 23 to 26, all Middle Schoolers were involved with Minimesters, weeklong projects that challenged them to think creatively and collaboratively.
Six students in the Advanced Evening Dance Ensemble performed a dance called “Caravan” in School Meeting on November 13.
Middle Schoolers teamed up with Jordanian graffiti artist Suhaib Attar to paint a graffiti mural on the side of a new freight farm on November 15.
Last Friday, in an initiative created by the Student Leadership Council (SLC) called “El Beit Beitak,” dozens of Jordanian students and faculty hosted over 80 international boarding students and faculty members at their homes.
Boys U14 A soccer participated in the season-ending AAC tournament against Amman Baptist School, Amman Academy and American Community School.
Siblings Natheir and Salma Abu Dahab, classes of 2021 and 2024 respectively, participated in the 2018 World Investment Forum held in Geneva, Switzerland.
A dedication ceremony in memory of Ruba Daghlas, who worked in the Learning Center and passed away tragically last year, took place on Tuesday.
King’s students in the Kursi wa Kitab community service club finished building a wheelchair accessibility ramp at the King Hussein Business Park last weekend.
King’s hosted its 2018 college and university fair this week.
Roxanne Higgins, president of Independent School Management, an international firm specializing in school management, visited King’s for several days to assess its schedule and academic calendar.
Last week, the King’s swim team competed at a friendly swim meet against Amman Academy and American Community School at ACS’ campus in Amman.
This week, the King’s Varsity A boys’ soccer team defeated Madaba club Al Wahda 3-2 in the first game of the season.
On Sunday, Jordanian historian and consultant to the Royal Hashemite Court Dr. Baker Al-Majali spoke to students in the new Modern Jordanian History course about the Great Arab Revolt.
Renowned Jordanian entrepreneur Iman Mutlaq visited King’s this week to speak to students in the new Business and Entrepreneurship co-curricular.
On Tuesday evening, faculty member Ian Chute collaborated with Elias Tannira ’20 to stage a telescope viewing party in front of Alnilam House.
The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Dr. Ethan Morton-Jerome, a King’s Academy faculty member in the Department of History and Social Studies, as a 2018 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow.
Over the past few days, King’s celebrated the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year with an explosion of energy, optimism and excitement as it welcomed 165 new students to campus.
Close to 600 student and adult delegates from 53 schools across the globe travelled to Jordan last week to attend the Round Square International Conference, which was hosted at King’s Academy from October 7 to 13.