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The Sultan's School

The Sultan's School

PO Box 665, Seeb, 121, Oman

+968 24536 777



The Sultan's School
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1977
Status Private
Principal Dr Glenn Canterford
Language of Instruction Arabic, English
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 1,200
Average Class Size 22
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:11
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Charles Hearsum
Associations CIS, IB, BSME, UCIE

…opening minds for life!

The Sultan's School was established in 1977 under the guidance of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said with the vision of providing a world class, holistic education that incorporated the best of Islamic and Omani culture and values within an international context. To enable this vision to become a reality His Majesty gave the school a campus that was, and continues to be, the envy of many educational establishments. Located in Seeb, a suburb of Muscat, the school sits on 500,000 square metres (approx 220 acres) and is blessed with excellent academic and sporting facilities, that continue to be improved as the school develops. Future initiatives will include, but are not restricted to, additional staff housing, new boarding facilities, a specialised IB centre, a new multimedia centre/library and an expansion of the sporting facilities.

Sultan's School students learn in both Arabic and English. The majority of them join the school at the age of four and then follow a rigorous bilingual programme based on an abridged English National Curriculum, as well as the Omani National Curriculum for Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies. This is continued in middle school which leads into Cambridge IGCSE courses in Years 10 and 11 and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Years 12 and 13.

Within the IB programme, students are given extensive careers guidance to assist them in planning for their future. The school boasts a full time university counsellor who, in conjunction with the IBDP Coordinator, provides student support in the selection of IB subjects to match academic abilities and personal interests with potential and future aspirations. In addition to internal guidance, The Sultan's School often hosts prestigious international universities, who offer additional advice to the students through careers fairs, workshops and presentations. Our graduates attend many of the world's leading universities, studying subjects as diverse as medicine, geology, computer science, law, engineering and psychology. A large number of our graduates attend university on full scholarships that have been awarded by the Omani Ministry of Higher Education.

The Sultan's School also offers all of its students numerous opportunities to engage in community service and afterschool activities through the extensive ECA and CAS programmes. Each week, they can choose from a host of clubs and activities that range from drama to sailing, from eco club to working at the local children's hospital and from golf to working with disabled students. The school also has a well-deserved reputation for its sporting prowess and has won numerous local and international tournaments in a variety of sports, including swimming and football. A number of our students have gained further recognition by representing Oman in international competitions.

Our students are also given the chance to broaden their experiences and horizons by participating in numerous international trips. Most recently, the school has organised trips to the UAE, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and England to engage in activities that range from IB revision courses to cultural trips. The school also organises three ski trips each year for primary and secondary students.

Although the majority of our students are Omani, the faculty represent a wide variety of cultural and academic backgrounds. Our teachers are drawn from all over the world including Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, the UK, Belgium, New Zealand, USA, and South Africa. A number of our staff hold advanced degrees and are IB workshop leaders.

The original intention of the school was to educate the future leaders of Oman. We can now proudly say with confidence, that we have been extremely successful in our aim. Today our alumni include many of the country's leading political and business figures, including the Minister of Education; and proudly, in a testament to the success of our school, many of them now choose The Sultan's School for their own children's education.