Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) are fundamental to ABA’s mission of fostering global citizenship and international mindedness. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive educational environment where diversity is celebrated, and differences are valued. Our community honors and respects individuals of all races, religions, abilities, learning profiles, languages, and cultural backgrounds.

As an international school with over 70 nationalities represented, we embody global diversity. However, we recognize the need for continual growth in modeling anti-racism, addressing unconscious biases, and actively challenging discriminatory systems. We are committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging a priority at ABA. This is an ongoing effort that we pursue daily, driven by our belief in its importance and impact.

The ABA community is proudly diverse

We honour our differences, both visible and invisible. We unite as a welcoming and caring community,while celebrating our diversity of nationalities, languages, faiths, cultures, backgrounds, values, physical characteristics, abilities and identities. We commit to maintaining an environment where every individual is valued and respected for their unique experiences and contributions whilst respecting the culture and values of our host country.

The ABA community is committed to equity

We strive to develop equity by ensuring that all members of our community are treated fairly, and that our norms, systems, and practices support all to thrive, regardless of identity. We actively seek ways for each member of our community to be respected, valued and honoured for their uniqueness.

The ABA community is inclusive

We aim to explore and understand the differences and unique needs in our community that require us to actively work to ensure that each member can thrive. We expect and value learner diversity, offering pathways for varied success. Our inclusive culture should support individuals and groups to be proud of their uniqueness, feel safe, valued and respected.

The ABA community is committed to fairness and anti-bias

We take a proactive approach to tackling all forms of racism, discrimination, inequality, prejudice and bias. We commit to a zero-indifference approach, meaning that harmful or hateful conduct will not go unaddressed. As a zero-indifference community, all members have a responsibility to name and respond to every biassed behaviour, every time it happens. 

The ABA community is a place of belonging

We commit to developing and upholding a culture of respect, understanding and collaboration that supports every individual to feel accepted and part of the ABA community,  who is seen, heard, safe and valued as their authentic self.

We commit to this important work, to ensure that each member of our community is empowered to be their authentic selves, inspired to learn, understand and explore our diverse perspectives, and challenge harmful behaviour. We understand that upholding the values of DEIB is a journey of growth, and are dedicated to ongoing, courageous reflection and action planning.



ABA Oman International School

is the LEADING INTERNATIONAL IB Continuum School in Oman

ABA is the first international school in Muscat to offer three levels of the International Baccalaureate programme - the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) - the gold standard in University preparation.