Jubilee School

The Jubilee School, a co-educational secondary institution founded in 1993, offers a comprehensive educational program. By combining an extensive curriculum that emphasizes creative and critical thinking with a robust personal development program and extensive co-curricular activities, Jubilee School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for the 21st century.

The Jubilee School Educational Model

An integral part of the Jubilee School model is the ‘graduation project’, a graduation prerequisite where students are mentored to develop a prototype of an innovative idea that responds to local and global challenges.Additionally, students participate in several annual national and international exchange programs, debates, competitions, and conferences. These experiences allow students to interact with global peers, subject experts, and role models from around the world.

Enrollment by Merit

Each year, hundreds of meritorious students from public and private schools throughout the kingdom apply to the Jubilee School.

Approximately 100 outstanding students are selected, with special emphasis on students from underserved areas, after passing the rigorous admission process that includes a scholastic aptitude test, an evaluation of potential creativity, and a personal interview. Accepted students are eligible for a full scholarship or receive financial aid based on a point system.

Jubilee School Impact

Jubilee students stand out, like Salahdeen, who won Intel’s 2013 Applied Mathematics Award, inspiring NASA to name a main-belt asteroid after him. In 2014, a team of female students created a mobile application that ranked 20th globally in the edutainment games category after winning first place in an App Challenge. Other outstanding students are inventors, like Hala and Raed who developed a mobile application for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease through an iris imaging tool. As well as, Omar and Hamzeh who devised smart glasses for the ‘hearing and speaking’ impaired by translating eye movements into spoken and written words on a mobile application.

Jubilee graduates have gone on to contribute to companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo among others, like Sanad Bushnaq. Sanad developed state-of-the-art products at Toshiba in Japan and holds several worldwide patents for his inventions in microchips technologies and semiconductors. Currently, Sanad is a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab.