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ABA Oman International School

ABA Oman International School

P.O. Box 372, Madinat Qaboos, 115 Muscat, Oman

+968 2495 5801



ABA Oman International School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1987
Status Private
Head of School Craig Williamson
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 960
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Samantha Cole
MYP Coordinator Christopher Engström-Roberts
PYP Coordinator Bronwyn Matamu
Associations CIS, MSA, IB

Empowering Future Leaders

ABA Oman International School, based in Muscat, delivers a continuum of International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, including the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), having achieved authorization in 2002, 2004 and 1996 respectively. ABA Oman was recognized as the first international school in Muscat to offer the IB programmes, where the focus is on an academically challenging, global education for all. ABA is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

Since its establishment in 1987, ABA has demonstrated its commitment to academic brilliance, embracing a holistic pedagogical approach that supports and develops the whole child. As the leading IB Continuum school in Oman, and a non-profit, ABA enrols over 960 students, representing 70 different nationalities from Kindergarten to Grade 12. To support students in their learning journey, we have a team of highly qualified teachers from around the world, who provide a nurturing environment for them to thrive.

ABA is a warm, welcoming, and diverse community of students, educators and parents, united in working together towards the school's mission to 'inspire and empower learners to explore their unique pathways to success.' The state-of-the-art facilities at ABA's new campus in Madinat Al Irfan, with indoor and outdoor purpose-built spaces, support student learning in all aspects. Alongside promoting academic excellence, ABA offers a wide range of after-school programmes that facilitate holistic growth and skill enhancement.

Our inquiry-based learning approach, which begins in the PYP years and continues through the MYP with a strong service as action component, provides students with opportunities for service learning and experiential learning beyond the classroom. Learners are immersed in real-life scenarios, engage in interdisciplinary themes and employ creative and critical thinking to solve problems, through the DP core components - Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), as well as through participation in the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.

At ABA, students are offered a plethora of incredible experiences and opportunities to explore their creative potential and prepare them for life beyond school. They are empowered to make a positive difference to the local community through various student voice groups such as Students Against Prejudice, Teens Giving Back, the Ecological Society, and more. In addition to academics, students are encouraged to represent the school in academic games, sports, arts, speech and debate, competing with other schools in the city and internationally through MESAC.

"As an IB Continuum School, we ensure that students engage in principled action, are internationally-minded and learn holistically through programmes that are distinguished not only by what our students learn, but by how they learn. That is the ABA difference!" - Craig Williamson, ABA Head of School.