Learners of Today. Leaders of Tomorrow.
From Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
When the International Academy-Amman (IAA) first opened its doors in 2004, it put forward a bold and optimistic mission: instilling a lifelong love of learning in its students, and arming them with the curiosity, compassion, and confidence to become the leaders of tomorrow. We aimed to foster a new generation of global citizens, able to serve as agents of change without ever losing sight of their roots.
In the years since, I have been immensely proud to witness the success of IAA’s students, embodying their school’s ethos both inside and outside the classroom. With the support and guidance of their parents, teachers, and school leadership, each graduating class raises the bar a little higher, showing just how far our youth can go when given the opportunity to realize their potential.
We have seen firsthand that a holistic approach to education is the key to nurturing well-rounded individuals. Our multi-talented students are passionate about music, engineering, coding, sustainability, design, and so much more. I am particularly moved by their altruism and ceaseless drive to give back – they care deeply about the wellbeing of others, lending their time, intellect, and ingenuity to uplift their local communities.
Another area where our school excels is sports. Our students have a wide range of athletic teams and afterschool activities to choose from, supported by a strong team of coaches and trainers. The school has cheered on the IAA Hawks as they won titles in local, regional, and international tournaments. Many of our student athletes are also members of national teams, proudly representing Jordan and bringing home medals and trophies in our country’s name.
The impact of IAA’s strong foundation is evident in our alumni, who have made names for themselves in the world’s most renowned institutions of higher learning. In the United States, our graduates have been welcomed with open arms into Ivy League institutions, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, and Cornell. They have also made waves at top universities in the UK and Canada, from Oxford and the London School of Economics, to University of Toronto and McGill.
As Albert Einstein once said, “education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” We at IAA have always prioritized resilience and resourcefulness, striving to ensure our students are equipped to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Today, our school is much more than a brick-and-mortar building; it is a tight-knit community of students, parents, educators, and administrators, working together to empower our youth to take their first steps into the world of independence.
No one student or teacher could have achieved any of this on their own. Our journey is one undertaken together, and the best is yet to come.
Rania Al Abdullah
Chair of the Board of Trustees