The English Academy is part of the Al Jeel Al Jadeed Educational Institute founded in 1964. The Institute began with one school, the Al Jeel Al Jadeed School in Hawalli, and was later joined by the Al Nasser School in Salmiya in 1969. These two schools were joined in 1993 by The English Academy in Jabriya, the first school in Kuwait to take the title ‘Academy’. In 2013 The English Academy moved to a brand new state of the art premises in Hawally.
In 2012 The English Academy achieved British School Overseas status, approved by the UK Government Department of Education and monitored by Ofsted, the official body for inspecting schools in England. There have been subsequent inspections on a three year rota that have reached the conclusion that The English Academy is a good school.
Academic standards at the The English Academy are high and are complemented by a range of extra-curricular activities including music, sports, the arts, crafts, health and well being as well as formalised programmes such as the Model United Nations [M.U.N.] and the Duke of Edinburgh Award [International Award].
The English Academy operates under the direction of a board whose chairperson is Mrs Adelah Al-Sayer. The Deputy Executive Director is Ms Khaledah Al-Mudhaf.