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International Schools in Jordan

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Jordan with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Jordan. Some schools may follow the American, Canadian or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French system.

Education in Jordan

Jordan provides many fine educational institutions and ranks number one in the Arab World in education. After a period of impoverishment, there have been recent emphasis on education in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Jordanian Ministry of Education places high value on computer literacy and scientific and mathematical courses.

Tawjihi, high school exams, are the local test to ensure entry into higher education. After finishing basic schooling, more Jordanians are choosing to pursue higher education at home or abroad.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Jordan. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

International Schools in Amman

American Community School in Amman (ACS)
Address: P. O. Box 310
Amman 11831 Jordan
Tel: 962 6 581-3944
Tuition Rates: $5,500 - 17,170 per child per year

The American Community School is an international, independent, coeducational day school which offers an American educational program and English language instruction from preschool (3 years old) through grade 12. Arabic is offered to elementary students in grades kindergarten through grade 5 as part of the regular school curriculum with Spanish, and French taught as foreign languages. There is no religious instruction. Advanced Placement courses are offered in some subjects. An English Language Learner (ELL) program supplements basic classroom instruction for students who are not yet fluent in English. The School is accredited by the MSA and a member of BSME.

International School of Choueifat Amman (ISC-Amman)
Address: P.O. Box 316
Wadi Essir 11810, Amman, Jordan
Tel: (962 6) 429 1133
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Uses the SABIS system of education. It serves both Jordanian and multi-national communities from 3-18 years old in English-language curriculum.

Cambridge High School
Address: Al Rabia - Abdelkareem Al Dabbas St. / P.O.Box: 851771
11185 Amman - Jordan
Tel: 5512556/7/9
Tuition Rates: 2,550- 7,990 JD per year

Cambridge High School opened its doors in September 2000. They have successfully graduated 14 classes with all students moving on to university. They are an IB World School since March 2004. They follow the diploma programme as set by the International Baccalaureate
Organization. The school enrollment hovers around 1000 – 1200 students from
3 – 18 years old.

Mashrek International School
Address: P.O. Box 1412
Amman 11118 Jordan
Tel: 962-6-5412203
Tuition Rates: 3,000 - 7,900 JD per year

An IB world school, it provides the PYP, MYP, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Instruction is in English.

Modern American School (MAS)
Address: Airport Road, Building no. 00 / P.O. BOX 950553-Sweifieh
Amman 11118 Jordan
Tel: +962-6-5810027
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Modern American School (MAS) is an international, co-educational college preparatory school. It provides primary, middle, and secondary education for ages 3 to 18. MAS follows the American High School Diploma program (AP/SAT) and they are accredited by AdvancED (NAIS), CIS, and ISS. School curriculum is based on U.S. Federal Common Core Standards that allow graduates the ability to continue their education in Canada, UK, and the United States.

The International Academy (IAA)
Address: Box 144255
Amman 11814 Sa'ad Khair Street, King Hussein Parks, PO
Tel: 962 65502055
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school offers MYP and IB diplomas. IAA is accredited by the CoIS, NEASC and the Ministry of Education (Jordan).

Aqaba International School Jordan (AIS)
Address: P.O. Box 529
77110 Aqaba, Jordan
Tel: 962 79 658 6695 or 962 3 203 9933 or 203 9955
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

AIS offers The National Curriculum for England with the study of Arabic throughout. The IGCSE and A Level courses are provided from Year 10 to Year 13. French is also offered to expatriate students from year 3 onwards. It is a member of BSME.

New English School (NES)
Address: PO Box 154
Khalda, Amman 11821 Jordan
Tel: 962 (0)6 5517111/2/3/4/5/6
Tuition Rates: 2,800 - 9,300 JD per year

This is a coeducational private school catering to the 2-18 age range. From Kindergarten to age 14, students receive a bilingual education. There is also an English Stream which now begins in the Primary School (Grades 1-3). Based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales, the school's varied pre-IGCSE programme provides the foundation for IGCSE (G9-10) and GCE AS/A-Level studies (G11-12). From age 11 to 14 (Grades 6-8), students are prepared for the Cambridge Checkpoint tests for English, Mathematics and Science.

Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS)
Address:
Ad Dayr, Amman, Jordan
Tel: 962 6 541 1191
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

ABS is a coeducational day school that provides a bilingual education with curriculum rooted in the Arab Islamic heritage. The school prepares its students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificates as school leaving qualifications. ABS is accredited by the CoIS and the NEASC. It is also a Regional Member of the Round Square Conference of Schools.

Ahliyyah School for Girls (ASG)
Address: P.O.Box 2035
Amman 11181 Jordan
Tel: 962-6-4624872
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An IB School that follows the Ministry of Education Curriculum as well as its own selected British and American syllabi in Science, Social Studies, Math and the English Language and Literature. The languages of instruction are both Arabic and English.

Modern Montessori School
Address: P.O Box 1941
Amman 11821 Jordan
Tel: 9626-5535190/4
Tuition Rates: 2,550 - 7,820 JD per year

KG follows the Montessori method of education. The school incorporates Ministry of Education requirements and is taught bilingually (Arabic and English). The Upper Senior School offers a specially formulated Bridge Years curriculum in Grades 9 and 10, preparing students for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12.

Canadian International School (CIS)
Address: Paris street in the Hijazi Bayer Building same location as Blom Bank and beside Pharmacy One
Tel: 962 79 6097609 or 962 79 6922642
Tuition Rates: 3,000 JD per year

CIS Amman is the first private school in Jordan to offer an accredited Canadian International Curriculum, through the Alberta Ministry of Education in Edmonton, Alberta. Uniforms are required.

Oxford Schools
Address: P.O. Box: 960628
Amman 11196, Jordan
Tel: 962 (06) 5160961 / 962(6) 5154199
Tuition Rates: 1,845 - 4,200 JD per year

An International English and National Arabic medium co-education private school.

French International School in Amman

Lycée Français d'Amman
Address: El Iftikaar Street 13
Deir Ghbar, Amman
Tel: 962 6 430 06 00
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language school that caters to Ecole maternelle to Grande section (GS). Curriculum is approved by the L'Agence pour l'enseignement du français à l'étranger (AEFE).

International School in Madaba

King's Academy
Address: Kings road
Madaba 16188, Jordan
Tel: 962 6 430 0230
Tuition Rates: 19,507 - 27,173 JD per year

There are day, week boarding, and full boarding options. 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. The school is accredited by NEASC and CoIS.