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Amman Baccalaureate School


PO Box 441, Sweileh, Amman, 11910, Jordan
Tel: (+962) 6 541 1191
Fax: (+962) 6 541 2603
Email: ghada_saifi@abs.edu. jo
Web site: www.abs.edu. jo

ADMINISTRATION:

Principal - Stuart Bryan
Vice Principal - Riham Kawar
Bursar - Jorgen Hoeven
Head of IB Diploma College - Catherine Souob
Head Middle Years School - Bassma Nimri
Head of Junior School - Nora Shrydeh
FACULTY:

Full time:   34 men, 119 women
Part time:   3 men, 12 women
Nationalities:  12   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:


Curriculum
:   National, International, MYP, PYP, IB
Exams: SAT, IB   ENROLMENT:

Age Range: 4-18
Total Enrolment: 1157
Nationalities: 13
602 boys, 555 girls
Kindergarten: 158
Junior School: 464
Middle Years School: 355
IB Diploma College: 180
FEES:

Day only: JDnr 4255-JDnr 10630
Other Fees: Bus JDnr 650; Lunch JDnr 350; Supplies JDnr 240-310
Learning Support Programme
The ABS is a non-profit, co-educational, day school providing a bilingual education aimed at meeting the highest international standards whilst remaining firmly rooted in the Arab heritage.
The school has four sections: Kindergarten, Junior School (1-6), Middle Years School (7-10) and IB Diploma College (11-12), each with its own head.
While the curriculum is bilingual (Arabic and English) across KG-grade 6, students study predominantly in English in grades 7-12. The school is authorized to offer the MYP (grades 7-10), and IB Diploma (grades 11-12) programmes of the IBO. In addition, the ABS is presently a candidate school for PYP, and thus follow this curriculum in the Junior School (Grade 1 – 6) and Kindergarten (KG 1 & KG 2).
The mainly graduate staff is mixed Jordanian (90%) and UK/USA and other nationalities (10%). The student body is mainly Jordanian, though there are around 47 students representing 12 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 three-term 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 eight x 45 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 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 a limited scholarship/bursary and financial assistance programme.
ABS is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.