Superintendent’s Message

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Welcome to ABA!

Whether you are considering ABA as your school of choice or if it is already home, it is my great pleasure to invite you to explore our website to learn more about a unique international school and community in the Sultanate of Oman.

Our Mission is to provide an international education of the highest quality to enable students to be confident, responsible caring life-long learners.

This Mission is deeply rooted in the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate (IB). Together, the three programmes (PYP,MYP and DP) offer a continuum of learning focused on both academic achievement and personal development. At its heart is the learner profile which highlights key attributes of our learners: Balanced, caring, communicators, knowledgeable, inquirers, open-minded, principled, reflective, risk-takers and thinkers. As the first IB World School in the region, we feel a sense of responsibility to lead the way. It is challenging yet hugely rewarding as our globally-minded ABA students attend some of the best universities around the world.

How does this happen? While the IB is important and our campus certainly offers very good facilities, with exciting developments in the coming years that will only enhance the learning environment further, it will always be the faculty and staff who ultimately define the quality of a school. Our faculty and staff are drawn from 20 nationalities and are well-prepared to meet the needs of a diverse multicultural community of students representing over 70 different nationalities. Global-mindedness is very much part of the school ethos.

The School is an independent not for profit organisation that is proud to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) both of which offer an assurance of quality recognized worldwide.

In the most recent MSA accreditation team report, the conclusion stated:

“The Validation Team concurs that this international education institution that promotes intercultural understanding and respect and provides a strong academic program is the best school any of us have ever experienced!”

We recognize that ABA holds a special place in the hearts of our students and their families. Those working in the school share the passion and high expectations of our community. They are committed to providing the very best in international education and in making a difference in the lives of our students.

I believe that ABA offers much. I hope you will agree and join us in supporting this great school.

Simon Taylor
Superintendent