Wafa Farhan, a faculty member from the King’s Academy in Jordan, is visiting us from November 18th through the 22nd. She’s here to gain insight on the Montessori method and observe how our school functions!

Here’s more information on the King’s Academy:

In a setting that is rich in history and tradition, King’s Academy is committed to providing 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 will 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.

Vision

King’s Academy, an independent, coeducational boarding and day school, will provide outstanding young men and women from Jordan, the Middle East and beyond an educational experience unlike any available in the region.

Blending an American style of education rooted in the liberal arts and sciences with Middle Eastern history, traditions, language and cultural values, the Academy will feature close teacher-student interaction, the most current technological resources and a stimulating array of curricular and extracurricular activities designed to help students flourish intellectually and personally.

Enrollment: King’s is home to 480 male and female students from 31 countries in the 2013-2014 academic year. More than 70 percent of our students are boarders. The school is growing toward a full enrollment of 600 students.

Faculty: Over 80 highly experienced Jordanian and international faculty members from all around the world

Average class size: 15 students

Student/teacher ratio: 10:1

Language: English is the language of instruction. All native speakers of Arabic continue a rigorous Arabic course of study throughout their stay at King’s Academy. Non-Arabic-speaking students study Arabic as a second language. Students also study other languages, such as Spanish, French or Chinese.

We hope to learn as much from Wafa as she hopes to learn from us, and we are thrilled to host her experience!