Asamiah International School Celebrates 5 Years as an International Baccalaureate World School

Asamiah International School in Amman, Jordan is celebrating its 5th anniversary as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. This is a milestone for AIS which joins a legacy of IB World Schools around the world to reach this landmark.

The IB DP and PYP are available to students to study at AIS, which went through IB’s rigorous authorization and evaluation process. AIS is a candidate for the MYP; the school is pursuing authorization as an IB world school. These are schools that share a common philosophy, a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that AIS believes is important for our students.

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is studied by children aged 3 to 12 and offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11 to 16 and is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16 to 19 and is comprised of six subjects including three DP core subjects.
Since the school first became an IB World School in 2015, the school has been supported by the IB organization that has worked closely with AIS to implement the programmes offered to students. A total of 46 students have graduated from the school having completed the PYP/DP IB programmes since it was first introduced at the school.
Mrs. Janette Wakileh, the School Principal said: “By implementing the IB programmes, we are definitely preparing learners for the real world.”

To celebrate the occasion AIS will videotape teachers and learners expressing their views about IB teaching and learning.
Adrian Kearney, Director IB World Schools, said: “The IB is proud to have Asamiah International School as part of our global family of schools. It has been an inspiring provider of the IB programmes for the past 5 years, giving students the confidence and ability to reach further and be the best they can be in an ever-changing and unpredictable world. As an organization, the IB thanks the school for its commitment to fulfilling and delivering the IB’s mission of education for a better world and looks forward to many more years working with the educators at AIS.”

The IB’s vision is to foster open and enlightened minds through its educational programmes for students between the ages of 3-19 years old. Each programme is tailored to equip students with the skills they need throughout life and encourages lifelong learning beyond their school years.