The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning. In order to achieve this aim, Amman Academy works in parallel with the IB Learner Profile. This entails the attributes that PYP students need to have to interact effectively within their society. We want learners to acquire and apply a set of approaches to learning skills that are valuable not only within the classroom environment, but in life outside the academic arena as well. Additionally, as an authorized PYP school, Amman Academy also:
• addresses students’ social and emotional well-being
• encourages students to develop their independence and to take responsibility for their own learning
• helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.
Amman Academy is a bilingual school where all students are taught in both Arabic and English. The organization of the school’s curriculum is designed to ensure that learners utilize both languages to maximize language proficiency. The PYP supports and encourages learners to express their ideas and understandings in both languages.