Her Majesty Queen Noor and Her Excellency Mrs. Leila Sharaf have been very helpful and encouraging over the years. Her Majesty sponsored a Montessori training program in the school and provided the equipment and materials for a Montessori kindergarten class in 1982, the first in the kingdom.
Dr. Sue Dahdah and husband, engineer Farid Dahdah, founded the school in 1980. It was among the first of many modern, private, non-parochial schools to open in Amman, Jordan in the early eighties. Starting with 18 students in a small rented villa, the school soon outgrew the location and moved to its current premises in the summer of 1991. The school currently has a capacity for 800 students in kindergarten through twelfth grades.
Mrs. Sue with Queen Nour
(Co-Founder of AHSS)
For students in the Arabic stream a strong ESL program is in effect and is taught by qualified English teachers, many of who are native speakers. Ministry of Education textbooks are supplemented with audio-visual materials, teaching aids and books, especially in science, math, English and social studies. Enrollment in the English curriculum is possible beginning at the third grade level. American textbooks are used for grades three to twelve except in the British curriculum that starts with 9th grade.
The Abdul Hamid Sharaf Shool 2018 ©