Welcome from Middle School Principal

Bowin Kathleen (2)Dear Parents

Welcome to the Middle School (Grades 6, 7 & 8) at ABA-An IB World School.

ABA’s reputation is founded on the exceptional students we have the pleasure to work with, the skills, knowledge and dedication of our faculty and the incredible support and participation of our parent community. This triangular relationship provides the necessary support needed to fulfill ABA’s mission to develop caring, confident and responsible emerging adolescents.

ABA’s mission, vision and values are the road map for shaping our expectations and informing our actions. While academic rigor is at the heart of our programs, the pastoral ethos of our school develops equally each student’s emotional and physical intelligences.

Students follow courses designed around the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP),http://www.ibo.org/myp/ in grades 6 through 10. As middle school transitions into high school, many subjects in grades 9 and 10 continue to use the pedagogical framework of the MYP, while being supplemented by the IGCSE curriculum from the University of Cambridge. In grades 11 and 12 students follow the IB Diploma Program.

At ABA students can also enjoy a wide array of curricular and co-curricular activities including sports, band, drama, choir, after school activities and student council to help them develop new skills and interests. In grades 6 to 8 students explore Oman with progressively more challenging camps in the desert, the coast and the mountains. As a member of the Middle East South Asia Conference (MESAC), our grade 8 students can participate in cultural, athletic, and academic exchanges with international schools in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and India.

As your child journeys through this special time of immense change, our faculty is committed to meeting the needs of this age group. Besides working to prepare students for upper secondary school, we recognize that it is important to ensure that each student's experience is unique and tailored to his/her individual needs.

As you explore our website you will get a sense of the energy and welcoming atmosphere that characterizes ABA and the wider community in Muscat.

Kathleen Bowin
Middle School Principal