International Education

Amman Baccalaureate School, Jordan

School Summary:
National, IB, curricula.
1000 students, 4-19yrs.

PO Box 441, Sweileh, Amman 11910, Jordan Tel: (+962) 6 541 1572 Fax: (+962) 6 541 2603
Amman Baccalaureate School Jordan. The ABS is an independent, co-educational, day school providing a bilingual education aimed at meeting the highest international standards whilst remaining firmly rooted in the Arab heritage. It is owned by the Hashemite Society for Education, a registered non-profit charity. It consists of Kindergarten, Junior School (1-5), Middle Years School (6-10) and IB Diploma College (11-12), each with its own head.
While the curriculum is bilingual (Arab and English) across KG-grade 8, provision is available for students to study in English in grades 9-12. The school is authorized to offer the MYP (grades 6-10), and IB Diploma (grades 11-12) programmes of the IBO.
The mainly graduate staff is mixed Jordanian (85%) and UK/USA (15%). The student body is mainly Jordanian, though there are around 150 students of some 20 other nationalities. Many students stay at ABS for the whole of their school careers. Virtually all graduates proceed to higher education, mainly in the US, UK, Canada or Jordan.
The two-semester school year runs from early September to late June, with a mid-year break December/January. The school day (Sunday to Thursday), of seven x 45 minutes (Junior School) or seven x 50 minutes (Middle Years School and Diploma College) periods begins at 08: 00. A wide range of activities and community service opportunities are available to students.
The purpose-built campus on the outskirts of Amman includes eight science laboratories, four computing laboratories, a technology laboratory, a multi-media workshop, sports complex, specialist rooms for art, ceramics and geography, cafeteria, a multi-purpose hall, a 400-seat professional theatre, AV facilities, media centres, track and field/stadium, three tennis courts and multi-purpose outside area (for basketball, handball or volleyball).
The school is academically selective and admission is by entrance test and interview. There is limited scholarship/bursary programme.
ABS is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.