Amman Academy (AA) is a private co‐educational, bilingual (English and Arabic) day school in West Amman enrolling 1,628 students from preschool through 12th grade. Amman Academy is a top ranking private school in Jordan. Between the years 2008 and 2014, AA students achieved a 100% pass rate in the IB Diploma Program examinations and an average score surpassing the international average. Amman Academy consists of four separate schools which coordinate to offer students a comprehensive academic and social experience.
"Amman Academy is an IB World School and a center of academic excellence and creativity. Our core strategic objective is to prepare our graduates to join the finest universities in the world. AA aims to prepare principled future leaders who are tolerant, caring and responsible. Our graduates are disciplined life-long learners capable of making a positive impact on the world around them. Amman Academy students are proud of their national heritage and its contributions whilst appreciating and respecting other cultures."
The school was established in 1991 and has been an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School since 2006. The school is now authorized to offer a complete IB experience from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 through the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP).
Amman Academy's campus covers an area that exceeds 16,200 m2 and includes three media centers housing a collection of more than 75,000 books, seven computer labs, six science labs, a state‐of‐the‐art solar energy photovoltaic (PV) lab, two theaters, and numerous green spaces. Sports facilities include an indoor pool, outdoor basketball court, a gymnasium and two soccer fields with comfortable risers that accommodate hundreds of spectators.
The school is converting to an eco‐friendly facility, and much of its energy is provided by solar power. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, while iPads are available for student use in the classrooms and media centers. The school contains 120 desktops, all of which are connected through 40 servers, and all staff members are provided with laptops. The school's campus is fully wireless.
Amman Academy students receive a bilingual education in Arabic and English from preschool through grade 12. After completing the MYP, students transition into the IB Diploma Programme (grades 11‐12). This is an academically challenging programme wherein students study six subjects over the course of two years, complete internal assessments that are moderated abroad, and sit for an external examination in each subject at the end of the programme. Students are encouraged to make connections across the academic disciplines that they study in depth.
There is a wide variety of academic, cultural, pre‐professional, and special interest clubs and student organizations on campus.These include: Model United Nations, Harvard Model Congress Europe, Debate Club, Medicine Club, Poetry Club, Drama Club, Student Council, science research and internships. Students are given the opportunity throughout the school year to display artwork they created through exhibits, as part of their school curriculum and through personal interest. Students have the opportunity to pursue artistic interests in the following areas: ceramics, choir, concert band, design, drawing, painting, and studio art. STEM students have access to the state of‐the‐art solar lab, where they conduct research on eco‐friendly energy systems.