PO Box 372, Post Code 115, Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, Muscat,
Sultanate of Oman
Tel: (+968) 605 287/603 646
Fax: (+968) 603 544
National, IB, US, UK curricula.
700 students, 3-18 yrs.
The American-British Academy, founded in 1987 is a co-educational
IB World school situated against the Hajar Mountains and in the capital
city of Muscat. It is a non-profit association governed by the Board
of Directors and approved by the Oman Ministry of Education and youth
affairs and enjoys diplomatic cover by the British Embassy. The school
is accredited by the Middle States Association and Council of Intenrational
Schools. ABA is an authorized IBPYP, IBMYP and IB Diploma School.
All graduating students from American-British Academy receive a High
School Diploma. ABA also prepares students for the International General
Certificate of Secondary Education at grades nine and ten. Arabic
as a second language is offered from Grade 1 onwards. French from
Grade 6-12 and Spanish is introduced at Grade 8. Strong athletic and
fine arts programs are offered and students are encouraged to participate
in the many extra-curricular activities.
All teachers at American-British Academy hold university degrees
and/or certification, and have an average six years experience.
There are specialists in counselling, learning assistance, ESL,
drama, art, vocal and instrumental music, information technology
and PE. The student-teacher ratio is 9:1 and the maximum class size
is 22. The Senior Management team consists of an Elementary Principal
at the elementary division and Secondary Principal at the middle/high
school division. Coordinators are in place for the IBPYP, IBMYP
and the IB diploma program. Lessons are held 07:30-14:15, five days
a week on 178 student days, August-June. Weekend days are Thursday
The American-British Academy is housed in purpose-built facilities
that include elementary and secondary blocks, a library, three newly-built
computer labs, a 25-meter swimming pool, drama, music, and art rooms.
The ABA has extended the facilities to include a new childhood education
centre, a new administration complex (including cafeteria, nursing
facilities and offices) and a performing art centre.
Plans for future developments at American-British Academy include
a modem Learning Resources Centre and an IB Centre for Excellence.