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What Makes MAS Special?

At the Modern American School, our students are the top priority. Every lesson plan, school activity, and administrative decision made within our workplace addresses the essential question: "What is best for our students?" We believe that it is imperative that our school be equipped to cater to the diverse and multicultural needs of every child in a manner that prepares them for what lies ahead.


 

History of Excellence

The Modern American School has been providing a quality education for students in Jordan since 1986. Our staff, which consists of the highest quality local and international teachers, works closely with our administrative body to assure that each student is provided with an individualized learning experience. Our education perspective at MAS stems from the idea that contemporary people live and interact in an increasingly globalized world. For this reason, it is essential to give students a global education and provide them with an expanded world view. We believe that this approach allows our students to go forth in the world with the proper tools to succeed.


 

American Curriculum

By following the American curriculum program, we can ensure that international students are admitted into the most selective and competitive Universities and Colleges. For those families on the move, our students can also easily transition inside and outside of Jordan to any American school within the worldwide network of international schools.


 

Focus on Technology

MAS keeps abreast with the latest technology in education worldwide. In addition to a wireless Internet campus, in each of our classrooms, there is an InteractiveSmart Board which our teachers have extensive training. Additionally, from Preschool through 8th grade, students use iPads and specialized applications in the classroom, and from grades 9-12, laptops are utilized with specific e-Book curriculums. These resources help enhance the classroom experience, and help diversify the learning process in order to cater to our individual student needs. Students in grades 5-12 access their online e-Books which provide an extra educational tool for reviewing and studying outside of the classroom.


 

Highly Trained Faculty & Staff

Our dedicated and experienced staff is committed to helping and inspiring students. They are the reason for our long-standing reputation for professionalism and care in all areas of our work. Staff from countries such as the USA, Canada, and the UK (amongst others) enriches the educational experience and ensures an international atmosphere while promoting cross-cultural understanding.


 

Excellent Resources & Facilities

MAS is located in one of the most attractive areas of Amman. It encompasses a 400-seat auditorium, an indoor swimming pool, two gymnasiums, three fully-equipped science labs, comprehensive school divisional libraries, and five computer labs. Additionally, there is a medical center and dental clinic on campus with a permanent resident doctor and dentist on duty at all times, free of charge.


 

Extracurricular Activities

In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, the Modern American School provides students with a plethora of opportunities to have fun outside of the classroom.  These include, but are not limited to, field trips, after school activities, Saturday activities, and sports teams. The activities provided by the MAS encourage students to get the most out of their time with us.


 

Individual Academic & Guidance Counseling

Our highly qualified Academic Counselors follow the guidelines set forth by the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) model for comprehensive school counseling programs. This model uses student data to maximize academic, career, and personal-social development. The goal of our counselors is to promote and enhance the learning process for all students.  MAS Counselors ensure equitable access to a rigorous education and provide all students with both social-behavioral and academic-career guidance. Both individual and small-group counseling opportunities are available.


 

We Care for You

The focus of every administrator and educator at MAS is our students. Each child is seen as an individual with his/her own needs. For that reason, we offer support for English as a Second Language student (ESL) and Arabic as a Second Language (ASL) for those requiring extra help. We also offer support for Special Education students as part of our standard curriculum.


 

Continuous Improvement

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our programs and to keep our focus on the students’ needs. Feedback from parents and students is an important part of this work. Stakeholders at MAS are heavily invested in the well-being of our students and continuously aim to improve our teaching practices to ensure that the MAS environment is conducive to desired cognitive development.


 

Multiculturalism & Diversity

As our students enroll from schools all over the world, an international atmosphere is ever present. This multicultural atmosphere encourages our students to exchange their backgrounds, values and beliefs and allows them to grow in a safe, inclusive environment.


 

Transportation

Bus services are available for all MAS students. The school buses are well maintained and are in accordance with the highest safety standards. All drivers carry cell phones if needed and each bus has an assistant to ensure that all our students arrive safely. All members of the transportation staff are trained in First Aid in case of emergencies.