King's Academy

Madaba-Manja, Jordan view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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In a setting that is rich in history and tradition, King's Academy offers a comprehensive college-preparatory education through a challenging curriculum in the arts and sciences, an integrated co-curricular program of athletics, activities, and community service, and a nurturing residential environment. Our students learn to be independent, creative, and responsible thinkers within an ethical community that encourages young men and women of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to excel, to cherish one another, and to prepare for leadership.

P.O. Box 9, 100 King's Highway, Madaba-Manja, Jordan 16188
+962 6 430 0230

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Director of Admission: Joe Silvestri
Admissions Phone:+962 6 430 0230 x1112Fax:+962 6 430 0259
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: February 02
  • Application Fee: $100
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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Students accompany HM on trips to US and Singapore

Posted on March 5, 2014
Last month six King’s Academy students were in good company when they joined His Majesty King Abdullah II and his entourage on two separate trips to Washington D.C. and Singapore respectively.

Hope and determination bring Aviselle Diaz ’15 to King’s

Posted on February 27, 2014
Cuban-American Aviselle Diaz ’15 came to Jordan from Miami as an Arabic Year (AY) at King’s Academy student with her mind set on a twofold goal: to learn Arabic and to receive a global education at one of the most diverse institutions in the region.

  • Founded: 2007
  • Campus Size: 144 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-12th
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Grades 9th-12th
Grades 9th-12th
Girls     120 63 183
Boys     178 72 250
Total     298 135 433

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $38,272
  • 5-Day Boarding: $35,298
  • Day Tuition Fee: $27,475
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 45.00%
  • Average Awarded: $15,000
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $0
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Summary: King's Academy offers a traditional American high school experience with an emphasis on academic excellence through Advanced Placement courses. The English-based curriculum is idealistic and rigorous, emphasizing the liberal arts and encompassing eight academic departments. Arabic language instruction is required for all students.

Department Director: Mazen Jarrar

Average Class Size: 15

Full Time Teachers: 88

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 50.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 18

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • 5-Day Boarding
  • AP Courses
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • United States History
  • World History
  • Middle East History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • The Bible
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • World Religions
  • Islamic Theology
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Appreciation
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Animation
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Modern Dance
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Screenwriting
  • Stagecraft
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science AB
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language
  • Human Geography
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History

Department Director: Julianne Puente

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 7

Average Students Per Dorm: 50

No. of Girls Dorms: 4

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 

Dress Code: Uniform

Student Life

Summary: King's Academy is a boarding school and has a residential program similar to any boarding school in the U.S. Students at King's Academy are required to participate in co-curricular activities and athletics, as well as sit-down meals and evening study hall. Living with faculty on campus and in the dormitories, King's students develop close, mentoring relationships with teachers.


  • All-weather track
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor pool
  • Squash court(s); Handball court(s) Tennis Courts

Clubs and Organizations

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Fencing
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Horseback Riding
  • Investment Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Counseling
  • Photography
  • Student Government
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Athletics Department Director: Iyad Abu Touq

  • Dance
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Handball
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outdoor Education
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
Recreational Sports

Department Director: Hala Salah

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

Quotes from Alumni

Summary: SUMMER at KING’S ACADEMY in 2014 once again features fun, excitement and learning through a wide range of academic and athletic programs for both boarding and day students. From late June through July, students, youngsters and athletes from Jordan and the rest of the world will come to the beautiful and spacious King’s Academy campus in Madaba, Jordan to improve their skills in the classroom, the laboratory or on the playing fields. Math, English, Arabic: Students interested in improving their skills in these areas can participate in four-week academic programs taught by King’s Academy faculty. i2 STEM Camp: For the science-minded youngster, an exciting new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camp eatures one-week courses developed by some of the most prestigious and important leaders in the field, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), NASA, Columbia University, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Boston Museu of Science. SAT Prep: Older students seeking to improve knowledge and skills necessary for scoring well on the SAT exam can participate in test prep courses developed and taught by experienced King’s Academy faculty. Sports and Recreation: For children aged six to 12, or for serious footballers aged 12 to 16, King’s offers many options for excellent training and competition or for just having fun playing and learning a new sport. All SUMMER at KING’S ACADEMY programs reflect the school’s commitment to excellence and its reputation as one of the leading educational institutions in the Middle East.

Department Director: Joe Silvestri

Arabic, English, Math and SAT Prep

June 29, 2014 to July 24, 2014

Arabic: Second Language for heritage speakers; Second Language for non-heritage speakers; A-Level review. English: 5 hours daily on English reading, writing and speaking ability. Mathematics: Algebra I; Geometry; Advanced Algebra SAT Prep: Aug 3-14, $1,000

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2014
Tuition: $5,000
Financial Aid Available:  No
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i2 STEM Camp

June 29, 2014 to July 24, 2014

King’s Academy is the only school in the Middle East to host the prestigious i2 Camp. This US-based program offers students who will be entering 7th, 8th and 9th grades a series of innovative one-week courses, blending science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The intimate hands-on activitie

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2014
Tuition: $1,250
Financial Aid Available:  No
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Sports Camp

June 29, 2014 to July 24, 2014

SUMMER at KING’s ACADEMY is offering two distinct sports programs in 2014. One is a daily sports camp for children between the ages of six and 12 and the other is a boarding football camp for boys between the ages of 12 and 16. Football boarding camp runs from June 22-28 at a cost of $1,000.

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2014
Tuition: $450
Financial Aid Available:  No
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