Amman - School Report Question and Answers

What extra-curricular activities (including sports) are available at this school? Have your children participated in these activities? What activities do you feel are missing at the school?

Most after school programming was geared to young kids and, seemingly, toward girls. Sports were very limited and many parents were getting increasingly frustrated with the school about the lack of physical activity options. This is incredibly important in a city with virtually no parks, lawns, bike trails or even good side walks and much housing being apartments. Kids had nowhere to blow off steam, the school said they had no staffing for such programs, and when parents volunteered it was still not feasible for some reason. There were very few games (in one case, training all season for one game) and there was overlap between sports seasons which was very confusing. There is a very vibrant swimming program and a stunningly gorgeous pool facility that is brand new. I did not know anyone who participated, but just judging the book by its cover, the pool may be the best I have ever seen in a school. When we were there, there were no field trips. Jordan had a terrible flash flood and several school children died some years back, so the MIN of ED said no more field trips to anywhere. - Feb 2021

Tons. Basketball, cooking, bike riding, drums, etc. - Sep 2019

orchestra, guitar, drama, photography, volleyball, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, basketball, etc. etc. etc. There is so much. My daughter has enjoyed orchestra, the school play/musical, volleyball, and swim team. - Nov 2018

Basketball, swimming, golf, fencing, biking (local bike company brings a truckload of bikes for the kids once a week. It was awesome- and ICS is a little bit more out in the countryside, so it is safe), netball, soccer, lego robotics, cooking, drama, drums, lots of music choices including violin and piano, choir, henna, origami, etc. etc. Such an amazing selection, and you can sign up for as many as you want. I'm happy to pay the fees. (around 25US for some of the activities per trimester.) I can't think of anything that is really missing at school. - Feb 2018

Surprisingly, sports is not that big a deal here, breaking from what might be expected from the New England boarding school model. That is probably a good thing, there aren't really "rival" schools and culturally Arabs tend to view school for school and sports clubs for sports. As described, co-curriculars are required but include great options like rock climbing, ultimate, MUN, music, etc. - Apr 2017

There are many activities available, on a first-come, first serve basis. Bus riders could ride a late bus home after activities, which was a huge bonus. - Aug 2016

Yes. - Sep 2015

Good range in the younger grades, less at HS. - Aug 2015

Yes!!!! IF you can actually get your child registered into any of them. - Jan 2015

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