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Dear Parents,

"It takes a village to raise a child”.
                                                                African Proverb


A new year lies ahead of us, offering us a new page, a clean slate of infinite possibilities just waiting to be brought to life every day. Students and teachers come back from their summer break refreshed, renewed, and excited. I truly enjoy seeing their beautiful smiles and listening to exciting adventures and fun holiday stories. On behalf of the MAS community, I would like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year!

My name is Margit Heinrichs and I am the new elementary principal. I believe that learning is connected and never ending, it should be fun and engaging for staff and students. I have worked and lived abroad for a number of years and look forward to living in Jordan. As an international educator, it is my passion to connect with people around the world and to learn from their stories.

Our mission is to provide students with a challenging educational environment within an international community focusing on a global curriculum, integrated with technology, and a plethora of extracurricular activities to meet students’ individual needs.

The Elementary School focuses on the development of core skills including reading, writing, listening and speaking. Content is taught through meaningful projects that foster creativity and develop students’ minds. My responsibility is to ensure that all elementary students have access to a unique international curriculum.

As educators it is our duty to prepare students for the 21st century learning. At MAS we value each and every student’s unique learning journey. Daily instruction is enhanced with well-planned field trips and hands – on activities. Learning centers and guided reading sessions are used to promote student centered learning.

At our school, we support children by preparing them for their life as contributing citizens. This involves many aspects, but the most influential is to guide them in developing empathy, cooperation, and strategies to resolve conflicts with others. Learning how to problem solve, to respect each other, to nurture positive social skills are an important part of our character development program.

As mentioned in the beginning….”It takes a village to raise a child…” Your involvement and support are very important for us, so please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.


Margit Heinrichs

MAS Elementary Principal