Middle Years School


We would like to welcome you to the Middle Years School at the Amman Baccalaureate School, which was the first school in the Middle East to be authorised to implement the IB Middle Years Programme in 2002.

We pride ourselves on offering a high quality, international education to students in Grades 6 to 10. Students are provided with an in-depth study of the conventional subject areas, within a challenging framework, which emphasises the teaching of life skills for its students and prepares them for the challenges of the 21st Century. This holistic approach to education, combined with the fostering of concept-based learning and international-mindedness, promotes in students the values of understanding, tolerance and respect. Through our Academic and Co-curricular programmes, we aspire to create responsible, motivated, confident and courteous students, who are equipped with strong social and academic values that will enable them to take an informed, active interest in their local and global communities.

All Middle Years School students are encouraged to participate in a variety of the creative, sporting and service activities available to them, to ensure that they are well-rounded individuals. We have an extensive student engagement programme and links with other academic institutions. Each student is a member of a Mentor Group and a House, through which the wellbeing and the House activities programmes are implemented. We also have an active Student Council and Student Voice is very important to us.

The Middle Years School also places great importance on the wellbeing of our students. We strive to create a nurturing environment that supports all students, as well as giving them a positive, fun and challenging school experience, both through their academic learning and through the many events, activities and experiences that take place throughout the year. We are proud of our students and privileged to work with such a talented group of young people.

Dima Azzam Qubain

Acting Head of Middle School, Vice Principal for Student Wellbeing and Development (K-12) /Head of Primary years, Designated School Safeguarding Lead / Head of the Welfare Committee

Cathy Souob

Acting Head of Middle School, Vice Principal for Learning and Development and Head of IB College

IB Middle Years Programme


In Grades 6-10, most students study bilingually, using the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). These are the MYP subjects that are offered. (In Grades 9 and 10, students choose a number of options, so do not take all the subjects):

  • Arabic Language and Literature or Arabic Language Acquisition
  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • French Language Acquisition and/or Spanish Language Acquisition
  • General Sciences for Grades 6 and 7
  • Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology for Grades 8-10
  • Individuals and Societies (History, Geography, Integrated)
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Product Design and/or Digital Design
  • Visual Arts, Drama and/or Music
  • Students also take the following non-MYP subjects:
  • Islamic and Christian Religions
  • World Religions (for students in the International Section)
  • Sport/athletics
  • ICT

The Middle Years School (MYS) is located in the main building and houses students from Grades 6 to 10.  Students have specialist facilites for science, design, arts and sport as well as their own ‘village’ dining and social area.  The Acting Heads of the Middle Years School have the overall responsibility for all aspects of the MYS and are assisted by the MYP Coordinator/Deputy Head (Academic), the Deputy Head (Wellbeing),  the Deputy Head (Student Engagement), the Heads of Departments, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) Team and the MYS Wellbeing Team, who oversee the academic and wellbeing aspects of student life.

Each student is a member of a Mentor Group and a House, through which the wellbeing programme and the House activities programme are implemented.  All Middle Years School students are encouraged to participate in the wide variety of cultural, sporting and service activities available to them. In Grades 9 and 10, students work towards achieving the El Hassan Youth Bronze and Silver Awards.

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