When students are engaged in learning that is meaningful, joyful, and challenging, they flourish.

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We envision a school of active changemakers.

Amana Academy is committed to creating an environment where parents, teachers, administrators and partners collaboratively offer an educational experience that develops Citizen Scholars who possess a healthy balance of intellect and ethical character. We aim to nurture students with a positive self-image who are motivated for lifelong learning and achievement, who respect others and the environment, and who can skillfully express their interests and passions.

Our Approach

Our approach is grounded in the Harvard-based Expeditionary Learning (EL) education model. Our teachers and school leaders act as creative agents in igniting each student’s motivation and critical-thinking skills through in-depth, experience-based, integrated instruction across STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and the Humanities. Our definition of student success combines academic achievement, exemplary communication skills, world language proficiency in Arabic, single-gender classroom instruction, and relevant co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

We believe that academic success is built on strong character qualities of mutual social respect, positive discipline, collaborative learning and an ethic of civic and environmental responsibility shaped through engaging and challenging academic work.

A redesigned classroom where learning is intentional.

Learning is Challenging

Students are supported to do far more than they think they can. Teachers expect excellence and teach in ways that enable students to learn deeply, surpass standards, and produce high-quality work. Students and teachers model academic courage.

Learning is Collaborative

School leaders, teachers, students, and families work together to create a culture of respect, responsibility, and joy in learning. The school community is a place where all students and adults feel that they belong, support each other to succeed, and are inspired to be their best selves.

Learning is Active

Students are scientists, urban planners, historians, artists, and activists, exploring ideas and engaging in authentic work that allows them to contribute to their communities and promote equity and social justice.

Learning is Meaningful

Students build deep understanding of concepts and can apply their skills and knowledge to new contexts and real-world issues. They are learning with a purpose–getting smart to do good–and see that their education is in service of building a better world.


We’re so excited to welcome you to Amana’s incredible community, answer your questions, and support you through the process of getting to know our school. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions- we’re here to help!

Helené Brown
Helené Brown

Principal ‑ Amana West