From Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah


Dear Friends,

The New Year always makes me think how quickly time flies - and how we must all make the most of this precious commodity.

As I reflect on the year that has passed, as well as our achievements in the last decade, not only am I proud but I'm convinced that we use our time together productively.

We value strong academic performance. Our International School Assessment (ISA) results are above the global average. But we aren’t complacent. We continually work to enrich the curricula, assess our progress as educators and stay ahead of the curve. As a result, our graduates have enrolled in prestigious universities all over the world - a trajectory which is set to continue in 2018 and beyond.

The IAA knows that for its students to be true global citizens, they must explore beyond their borders. So, our vibrant trips programme enables them to visit countries as close as Palestine and the United Arab Emirates and as further afield as Nepal, France and London.

No one student, no one teacher could achieve any of this on their own. This kind of success takes a community. A strong, vibrant, compassionate community. And that's what we're blessed with at the IAA. Students who work hard; parents who support the ethos of the school and volunteer their time; teachers who go the extra mile; administrators who ensure that things run smoothly; and leadership that is visionary. Thank you all.


Warm wishes,


Rania Al Abdullah

Chair of the Board of Trustees