Al-iqbal international school was established in 2005 under the supervision of the ministry of education- National and Foreign department. Al-iqbal international school (AIS) started as an international school with a Pakistani license. Most of the students who were enrolled in the school were Pakistani and about 20% of Arab and different nationalities. AIS used to offer the Federal Board program and the IG program .In 2008/2009 there was a major change in AIS. Al-iqbal International school has been turned into an American school with American Curriculum. The school hosted a CITA visit and it holds now a candidacy status. The school used to host up to grade 9 but for the academic year 2009-2010 the school will host up to grade 11.The school will host a final visit for accreditation for the year 2010-2011.Currently, the school hosts students of different nationalities:50% of the students are Egyptians,20% are Palestinians and Jordanians,5% Syrians and the rest from different nationalities. IS offers the American Diploma Program and it offers a balanced curriculum. The school has three priorities for the year 2009-2010:1- academics, 2-ethics and values and3- Activates. The overall objective is to care for the whole children development and preparing them for life. Philosophy Al-IqbalInternationalSchool realizes that children require consistent, challenging programs that capture their interest and prepare them for a lifetime learning. They require knowledge and skills that will help them compete in a global economy and allow them to lead lives of integrity and satisfaction, as citizens and individuals as well. Al-Iqbal International school offers students a safe and stimulating environment incorporating an American curriculum in preparation for higher education. An American curriculum is unique in being modern or up-to-date, practical or performance-oriented, technologically advanced, supporting cross-curricular or interdisciplinary studies, and promotes analytical and critical skills. We are a dynamic, respectful and responsive community actively encouraging students to maximize their potential abilities. The mandate of Al-Iqbal International school is to maintain, strengthen and promote academic excellence in all disciplines, to encourage student involvement and to create a healthy balance of activities . Al-Iqbal International school aims at meeting the individual needs of all its students. The academic programs at Al-Iqbal International school are based on knowledge, skills—the application of this information to situations and; values-the acceptance of the information and application as being worthwhile and meaningful. This is the basis of sound learning. The Core of our System Values Academic Excellence-- emphasis on quality teaching and quality learning through clear, analytical and critical thinking. Individual Respect--acceptance of individuals as persons of worth, possessing special talents that are encouraged and nurtured. Involvement-- participation of all students in extra-curricular activities to promote leadership, school spirit, character development and mutual respect. Safety and Security-- provision of a safe and secure environment, in both the physical and social fabric of the School, to enhance learning and create a feeling of well-being. Sense of Community- a caring, listening, mutually supportive community that promotes the values of truth and service. Al-iqbal international school has set three priorities for the year 2009-2010.These three priorities dominate our agenda: The first priority of Al-IqbalInternationalSchool is to provide a rich academic preparation and learning environment . Our aim is to prepare students for university. The second priority is giving due care to values, ethics and religion. We educate our students with the latest standards in education but we consider our Islamic and ethical values as well as the culture of the hosting country. The third priority is the extra curricular activities that provide a whole child development program. Such program cares about the artistic, physical, social and spiritual side of the student.