We understand and believe that language is fundamental to any learning process as it expands the boundaries of how students think and communicate. Our course thus aims to not only develop an appreciation for language, but also of literature in all its different genres. Our approach is holistic and through our course, we promote inquiry-based, authentic learning through an investigative approach of different genres and text types.
Math aims to build the skills that help students describe the world, model its phenomena and solve some of its problems. In grades 9 and 10, we offer Standard Mathematics and Extended Mathematics and students follow the path that provides them with the appropriate level of challenge.
Science is an adventure in life. Students experience science as a human activity and its relevance to society and to one’s own personal, intellectual framework. Students learn how to gain knowledge, think critically and to grow as thinking, aware, and concerned human beings. Through meaningful and motivational experiences, students identify their unique traits and where they fit in life. From tips and insights, to personal reflections, teachers inspire the minds of the next generation of scientists and spark in our students a lifelong curiosity of science and the natural world, forming creative and thinking adults who can work both independently and collaboratively. The sciences at Ahliyyah & Murtan have their own identity: "بيت العلوم". To see the accomplishments of students and the initiative by different sciences departments, please download our newsletters Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3.
Individuals & Societies
Although it is fully aligned with IB MYP requirements, the MYP Individuals and Societies curriculum is unique in its approach of localizing skills and knowledge to suit local, national and regional requirements. The curriculum includes topics covering Jordan and the Middle East in a way that allows students to progressively build on knowledge of local and regional realities, both past and present, in addition to having in depth awareness of global issues such as climate change and the environment, peace and conflict, poverty and much more. At the heart of teaching these issues are the UN Sustainable Development Goals in aims to instill global citizenship -without compromising rootedness- and to encourage students to act in the interests of their wider global community rather than be idle “consumers of knowledge”.
Stemming from our school mission of empowering the youth, the Performing Arts Department at Ahliyyah & Mutran firmly believes in the essentiality of the performing arts in nurturing individual as well as collective talents in our students. Through the performing arts, we aim to provide our students with safe zones and spaces of opportunity for self-expression, aesthetic appreciation, and critical thinking. Moreover, the performing arts cultivate in students a sense of collaboration and creativity, which imparts various skills such as communication, reflection and innovation. Singing, dancing and acting are very much part of our school and cultural identity, which is embodied in our annual school play, choir performance, and fashion and talent shows. The performing arts are essential rituals the whole of Ahliyyah & Mutran celebrate and revere.
Design subject aims to engage students in a practical program that will give them an understanding of the design cycle. Students complete projects based on solving real and authentic problems. Design aims to achieve a higher degree of integration among subjects through teaching the students the design-thinking mindset. We hold many internal design competitions that are arbitrated by renowned design experts. Community engagement has an important role to play in enriching the teaching, learning and research activities of student education. Many esteemed architects contribute and interact with our students during their classes yearly.
Physical & Health Education
Health and physical education course in Ahliyyah & Mutran impacts our students’ life in different aspects. The course not only develops physical activity through skills, social and mental health, but also establishes knowledge and understanding about health and physical activity concepts and promotes the ability to evaluate, analyze and carry out plans to improve performance. Students also learn to set goals, take responsible action and reflect on their performance and the performance of others. We aim to empower our students to appreciate the value of being physically active and motivated in order to make healthy lifestyle choices through a holistic approach as well as compete through sport teams which also maintain students’ well-beingand leadership skills.
At Ahliyyah & Mutran we expect our graduates to be self-regulated learners with high sense of moral duty and responsibility towards their community. Through teaching Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills, we aim to prepare our students for future challenges and help strengthen their mental and physical ability to navigate successfully through unfamiliar situations. The ability to apply both critical and creative thinking skills is a necessary future requirement, as traditional assessment-driven approaches are no longer enough and have become irrelevant for future work. We envision our students to be ethical, resilient, resourceful, responsible, respectful, creative and ready to overcome hurdles in an increasingly competitive world.
We have a mission to create a generation that can make a difference in the world by engaging them in a rigorous program that presents opportunities of interdisciplinary learning experiences. Interdisciplinary learning and teaching, one of the key features of MYP, helps the students find solutions to life's problems, explain phenomena and understand the complexity of life. Throughout the MYP years, our students engage in many interdisciplinary experiences in each discipline taught and at least one collaboratively planned unit that integrates concepts and bodies of knowledge within two different subject groups. The interdisciplinary experience is a leverage to help students gain a new look at life and allows them to be innovators and agents of change.
Community Service & Service Learning
All community service and social projects at Ahliyyah & Mutran are created and carried out by our students, which falls under the umbrella of fulfilling the schools’ “spirit and soul” method and achieving the well-beingof our community. Our school's approach to community service gives students a sense of personal achievement, self-sufficiency, spiritual growth, moral development and builds transferable skills such as leadership and communication. Students can use and reflect on their knowledge, develop critical thinking and time skills, overcome challenges and allow their creativity to bloom. Engaging with community services enables students to work well with others, build relationships with members from the community and helps minimize the idea of stereotypes.
As part of our vision of empowering youth to be active, creative, and productive citizens, Ahliyyah & Mutran hold an Annual Design Exhibition, “Tasmeem,” which is a one-day event focused on educating youth about the exciting possibilities that a career in design and/or design thinking could lead to. We showcase designs by our students and prominent Jordanian designers from different fields. Every year our Design Department facilitates a partnership between our young designers/students and prominent Jordanian design gurus, who mentor our students through the cycle of design, bringing their ideas to life in the form of the products that they exhibit in “Tasmeem”.
Science Fair is held annually for IBMYP students. It aims to guide students to independently and collaboratively investigate issues through research, observation and experimentation. Science impacts many aspects of our lives. Simply put, without it, we wouldn’t be enjoying many of the things that make our modern world possible. From the houses that we live in, the food that we eat, the cars that we drive, to our favorite electronic gadgets, science and the technologies it has spawned make our lives easier.
A student exchange program is a program during which students have the opportunity to study abroad at one of their institution's worldwide network of sister schools and global partners. All sister schools share the same vision of social awareness, women empowerment, global citizenship and the celebration of diversity of the human kind. Engaging students in exchange programs strengthens their ability to understand different perspectives and perceive the world with compassion for everyone, regardless of their gender, race or religion. The exchange programs are held on an annual or bi-annual basis and are built on mutually-beneficial cultural and educational exchange.
Middle School Play
Stemming from our school mission of empowering the youth, the Performing Arts Department at Ahliyyah & Mutran firmly believes in the essentiality of the performing arts in nurturing individual as well as collective talents in our students. Through the Performing Arts, we aim to provide our students with safe zones and spaces of opportunity for self-expression, aesthetic appreciation, and critical thinking. Moreover, the performing arts cultivate in students a sense of collaboration and creativity, which imparts various skills such as communication, reflection and innovation. Singing, dancing and acting are very much part of our school and cultural identity, which is embodied in our annual school play, choir performance, and fashion and talent shows.
Ahliyyah & Mutran celebrate the Annual Art Exhibition through the spirit of innovation and creativity among our students of different ages, showcasing and presenting works of excellence of our students from varied and diverse media and practices. We encourage and support young, aspiring artists through our annual exhibition, providing them with an opportunity to learn and develop their knowledge through Art appreciation, nurturing empathy, respect, and a strong sense of our community. The exhibition features the IBDP Visual Arts course, showcasing each student’s accumulated coursework for the 2- year programme.
Ahliyyah & Mutran takes on an active role in educating students and the school community by encouraging them to take small actions; resulting in positive impact towards saving the planet. Ahliyyah & Mutran's Second Environmental Day was held on the 4th of April, 2019, which focused on waste prevention techniques in order to reach the goal of ZERO waste by 2022. In addition to the workshops, students had the chance to attend an exhibition showcasing more than 20 organizations and local initiatives that focused on ‘environmentalism and sustainability’.
Ahliyyah & Mutran's garden was inspired by an on-campus greenhouse that was used as an educational/research space for the sciences. The school community saw an opportunity to establish our own organic garden with the aim of promoting the practice locally. The garden aims to produce food while establishing an ecological balance to prevent soil infertility or pest problems. Ahliyyah & Mutran attained second place at Al Hussein FUND for Excellence in 2016 for their Organic Garden Project. It is noteworthy that some of the cafeteria products are prepared using the vegetables produced in the organic garden (when in season) to provide a healthy option to all students.
Besides holding all practices for all our sports teams after school hours, students are offered a variety of after-school clubs every year that enrich their social skills and improve their academic performance. Our after-school activities offer opportunities for our students to learn new skills, explore different areas of talent, deepen existing expertise, get support for areas they are not as strong in and make new friends.
Through camping, confidence grows and the best memories are made when building relationships, developing skills, participating in fun and team-building activities. It’s important for students to gradually become more independent and confident in their own capabilities. One of the benefits of camping for youth is that it allows them to learn independence in a safe and controlled environment.
Our yearly youth conference ‘Yalla Shabab’ has played an effective role amongst many students from different private and public schools across Jordan through its customized sessions that are delivered to students by notable and inspirational speakers from the local community and various sectors of the society. Yalla Shabab's sessions and speakers aim to enlighten and motivate students into creating positive and fruitful change in the Arab world. Over the years, ‘Yalla Shabab’ has established success with an increasing number of participants; as many eager students, prominent intellectuals and leaders likewise aspire to take part in such an innovative and impactful event.