Welcome to the King Abdullah Academy website. We intend to use this as a vehicle of communication for faculty, prospective faculty, students and of course parents to stay up to date on our progress as we prepare for opening day.
The King Abdullah Academy is truly a remarkably bold and visionary project, and I am excited to be involved. In my many years as a school Principal and as an educational consultant in countries as diverse as New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, Japan and Palestine, I have yet to come across such an exciting project so full of promise for the Saudi Arabian people and for the Muslim community based in Virginia. I look forward to welcoming you as founding members of this vibrant and innovative school community.
Planning for the fast-approaching opening is well underway. The development team includes ISA teachers, various local and international consultants who are experts in their fields and others. There is valuable input from Board members of the Islamic Saudi Academy and other local and Saudi-based community leaders along with the architects, builders, and design experts, who are working hard to complete the building by the end of May, 2016.
Our key priorities going forward are to:
This week we invite all interested parties – students, parents, and faculty – to think about the new school and what it hopes to become, and give feedback on three short-listed design options for the new school logo.
I look forward to hosting visits by foundation students and their families in the near future.
The King Abdullah Academy Project