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International Schools in Oman

International Schools

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Oman with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Oman. Schools follow the American curriculum.

Education in Oman

There has been vast development in Oman's educational system since 1970. Education is free throughout all levels, but not compulsary.

Most schools are government-run and provide primary, preparatory and secondary levels. Formal education begins at age six, with sixth primary grade examination between the ages of twelve and fourteen, gaining general preparatory certificate examination between the ages of fifteen and seventeen. Graduates of the program can continue their education at universities within the country or internationally.

Instruction is in Arabic, with teaching in English as a second language begins quite early, usually by age 7.

International Schools in Oman

International schools are the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Oman. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body.

Private school owners must be of Omani nationality and have at least a secondary school certificate. International schools follow the same curriculum as Government schools and hold the same examinations.

Schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

International School Accreditation & Membership

International Schools in Muscat

American-British Academy (ABA)
Address: Way 2748, Al Khuwair 28
Al Khuwair Heights District, Muscat, Oman
Tel: 968 24955800
Tuition Rates: 3,800 - 4,310 OMR per year

ABA is one of the premier international schools in the Arabian Gulf. This is a private, non-profit, co-educational, international day school. It provides kindergarten to 12th grade in English-language and is an IB school with Primary Years Programme (Grades 1-5), the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10) and the Diploma Programme (Grades 11-12). There are clubs, athletics, and after-school activities. ABA is fully accredited by the CoIS and MSA.

Al Batinah International School (ABIS)
Address: Way 2748, Al Khuwair 28
Al Khuwair Heights District, Muscat, Oman
Tel: 968 268 50001
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

ABIS is a not-for-profit, international, IB world school that also offers IGCSE. There are an array of extra-curriculars and bus service.

The American International School of Muscat (TAISM)
Address: Way 2748, Al Khuwair 28
Al Khuwair Heights District, Muscat, Oman
Tel: 968 268 50001
Tuition Rates: RO 4,990 - 9,710 per year

Aimed at American and international families, TAISM is an independent, not-for-profit, international community school. It is the only school sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America for students in Early Childhood Year 1 (age 3) through High School Grade 12 (age 18). They cover the base subjects as well as offering extra-curriculars. It is accredited by CoIS and NEASC.

Bangladesh School Muscat (BSM)
Address: 18th November St., Building No: 305, Way No: 3605
Muscat, Oman
Tel: 968 9734 6194
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Established for the Bengali community under the sponsorship of the Embassy of Bangladesh, BSM offers three separate sectors of primary, middle and senior sections. The school is affiliated with Edexcel International and recognized as a Centre to offer London Examinations of IGCSE ‘O’ level And GCE ‘A’ level. School unifroms are required.

British School Muscat (BSM)
Address: Box 1907
Muscat 112 Oman
Tel: 968 24 600842
Tuition Rates: RO 3,700 - 8,950 per year

First called Muscat English Speaking School, BSM is a leading international British school for pre-school to year 13. It has modern facilities and athletic fields, as well as a swimming pool. Uniforms are required. There is an additional campus in Salalah. It is accredited by COBIS and BSME.

Knowledge Gate International School (KGIS)
Address: Al Marafh Road Way 2947
Al Hail, Muscat, Oman
Tel: 968 24533654
Tuition Rates: RO 2,400 - 5,075 per year

There are a majority Omani students at KGIS, but also a significant international population. Kindergarten and primary students learn English  and Arabic jointly with teachings based on the National Curriculum of England. Grade 11 and 12 students follow the Edexcel GCE syllabuses. Facilities include science laboratories, swimming pool, canteen, and library/electronic information centre. School transport is offered and meals are included. Uniforms are required.

Muscat International School (MIS)
Address: Al Marafh Road Way 2947
Al Hail, Muscat, Oman
Tel: 968 24565550
Tuition Rates: RO 2,300 - 5,150 per year

MIS is a co-ed, international, day school for students from kindergarden to 12th grade. It offers English curriculum and A-levels. This school utilizes the British house system. Basic uniforms are required.

French International Schools in Muscat

Lycée Français de Mascate (LFM)
Address: Al Marafh Road Way 2947
Al Hail, Muscat, Oman
Tel: 968 24565550
Tuition Rates: RO 2,300 - 5,150 per year

Formerly known as École Française de Mascate, this is a French international school. It caters to children from maternelle (preschool) through lycée (senior high). Its new campus opened in January 2016 and it offers French instruction and standards with modern facilities.

International Schools in Salalah

Indian School Salalah
Address: Near Salalah Gallery, Al Sa'adah, As Sultan Taymur St
Salalah - Sultanate of Oman
Tel: 968 23 235700
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

This is a co-ed, English-language, international school aimed at Indian students irrespective of their caste, creed and religion from 3 1/2 to 18. Hindi, Malayalam, Arabic, French are offered as second languages and Hindi, Malayalam, Arabic are offered as third language. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, India and is accredited by CoIS.

Salalah International School (SIS)
Address: Near Salalah Gallery, Al Sa'adah, As Sultan Taymur St
Salalah - Sultanate of Oman
Tel: 968 92697931
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

SIS provides international schooling for 3 to 18 year olds. Students are prepared for the Cambridge International Examinations with the UK National Curriculum as well as that of the Sultanate of Oman. It is accredited by CoIS.

International Schools in Sohar

Sohar International School (SIS)
Address: PO Box 280, Postal Code 311
Sohar, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: 968 26846434
Tuition Rates: 1,310 - 3,290 OMR per year

SIS is a private, international, co-ed school for kindergarden to year 12. Students work towards becoing bilingual in Arabic and English. It is the only accredited Cambridge School offering CIPP/IGCSE/AS Level/A Level in Sohar.