New school has potential
Jordan’s King’s Academy opened in 2007 with goals of helping students from many nations and different religious backgrounds learn not what to think but how to think.
Patterned after Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, King Abdullah’s alma mater, King’s looks much like a New England prep school. Think Dead Poets Society or The Emperor’s Club, coed and transplanted to a desert oasis.
Students wear preppie blue blazers, ties and khaki trousers. Many live in dormitories, with faculty house parents. They have service responsibilities in the dining hall and community.