The History of ABS

The Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) is situated on the west side of Amman in Jordan; it was established in 1981 by the Hashemite Society for Education, a charitable society registered with the Ministry of Social Development.

ABS is a non-profit organisation, whose educational and administrative policies are set by the School's Board of Trustees, chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Sarvath El Hassan.

The School was founded with the aim of providing a bilingual education which would meet, in quality and breadth, the highest international standards, whilst remaining firmly rooted in the Arab heritage and culture. At the same time, the School has increasingly attracted students from the international community who wish to take advantage of the opportunity offered in the Middle Years School and IB Diploma College to pursue an education in English which, nonetheless, sustains close contact with the culture of the host country.

Student enrolment is currently around 1170 students, with over 300 teaching and ancillary staff.  Fourteen nationalities are represented amongst our student population, 10 in our staff.

The Amman Baccalaureate School is a school where modern educational theory and practice are implemented and enthusiastically embraced.  Involvement with each and every student as an individual is a guiding principle at ABS. The high proportion of teachers to students (1:7) allows this principle to be a reality. This compares very favourably with institutions of similar academic standing, both nationally and internationally.

The Amman Baccalaureate School is a private, fee-paying school, licensed by the Jordanian Ministry of Education. It is a coeducational day school, and prepares its students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma courses and Career-related Programme as school leaving qualifications.  As well as providing an academic education of high quality, the school attaches considerable importance to creative, physical and community service activities, and offers a wide and developing range of facilities and opportunities in these areas.


ABS was the first school in Jordan and one of only a select few world-wide to offer all four International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes: IB PYP, IB MYP; IBDP and IBCP. The school is also officially accredited by the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) as an official Athlete Friendly Accreditation Centre. 

ABS is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It is also a global member of the Round Square Conference of Schools.

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Amman Baccalaureate School, Al Hijaz Street Dabouq,
PO Box 441, Sweileh 11910, Jordan

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