International schools in Amman, Jordan considered by English-speaking expats.
Modern American School
Mailing Address: P.O Box 950553, Al Sweifieh, 11195, Amman, Jordan
Physical Address: Airport Highway, 7th Circle, Al Sweifieh, Amman, Jordan
Phone: +962 6 5862779 or 5863463 or 5810027 or 5862779
Fax: + 962 6 5816861
Jordanian version of American curriclumu; day school K-18; co-ed; 953 students; offers a bi-lingual education, SAT 1 & SAT II, Jordanian Tawjihi and some AP courses; 38 nationalities made up mainly of dual nationals; most staff employed locally. Good facilities in prime location on the airport highway.
Hill House Kindergarten
Address: 37 Mohammad Al Bdeir Street, Abdoun (adjacent to Lebanese Embassy), West Amman, Jordan
Phone: +962 (6) 593 2110
Co-ed, ages 3-6, approximately 60 students total. Offers the English National Curriculum; teaching in English and Arabic.
The International Academy Amman
Address: King Abdullah II Street, King Hussein Park, Amman, Jordan
Phone: +962 (6) 541 2109
Fax: +962 (6) 541 2612
Co-ed lower school, 300 students total. Teaching in English and Arabic.
The International Community School of Jordan
Address: Wasfi Al Tel Street, Khalda, Amman, Jordan
Phone: +962 (6) 552 1070
Fax: +962 (6) 552 7109
Co-ed, ages 3-16, 290 students total. Offers the English National Curriculum.
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