We are a Middle School where everyone finds success!

At our Middle School, Grades 6 to 8 or MYP 1 to 3, we teach our students how to learn, how to advocate for themselves and their learning as well as support their success during a time in which they are developing more rapidly than any stage other than the first two years of life. Small class sizes. Committed and talented teachers. Strong academics. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Extensive co-curricular options. Inquiry-based learning. A holistic and balanced approach.

Every child is unique and we recognise that each individual will reach their maximum potential in different ways. We ensure that every Middle School learner is known and supported.

ABA Oman International School

is the only IB World Continuum School in Oman

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

 

Since 2004, ABA had been officially authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). The MYP teaches our students to think critically and ask fundamental questions. The learning environment challenges them to strive for their personal best and develop a zest for learning.

Our MYP graduates leave the program as confident, capable learners who relish the process of discovery, thrive in interdisciplinary studies, and show commitment to improving our global classroom.

At ABA, the MYP is both an approach to learning as well as a rigorous academic programme. Developed specifically for Grades 6 to 10, the MYP does more than teach facts, figures, and formulas; it shows students how their interests and inquiries shape the process of their learning and how what they learn explains the world around them, the world they are eager to understand and eager to enjoy.

The MYP centres on the philosophy that students learn their best when their natural curiosity guides them. It follows that students in an IB classroom are prompted to ask challenging questions that will direct their research and learning, in addition to showing them the value of being a stakeholder in their own education.

This inquiry-based approach fits in well at the Middle School level, particularly as students are coming into an age where they become more aware of society and how everything fits together, including their current roles and the roles they will carve out for themselves over the course of their lives.

The Global Context

Identities and relationships

Who am I? Who are we?

Students will explore identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human.

Orientation in space and time

What is the meaning of “when” and “where”?

Students will explore personal histories; homes and journeys; turning points in humankind; discoveries; explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global perspectives.

Personal and cultural expression

What is the nature and purpose of creative expression?

Students will explore the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Scientific and technical innovation


How do we understand the worlds in which we live?

Students will explore the natural world and its laws; the interaction between people and the natural world; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on communities and environments; the impact of environments on human activity; how humans adapt environments to their needs.

Globalization and sustainability

How is everything connected?

Students will explore the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the relationship between local and global processes; how local experiences mediate the global; reflect on the opportunities and tensions provided by world interconnectedness; the impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment.

Fairness and development


What are the consequences of our common humanity?

Students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship between communities; sharing finite resources with other people and with other living things; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

The MYP Programme Model

The student is at the centre of the programme, followed by the features that help students develop understanding (Learner Profile, Approaches to Teaching, Approaches to Learning, Global Contexts, Concepts). The second ring describes some important outcomes of the programme (Action, Service, Community Project, Personal Project). The third ring describes the MYP’s broad and balanced curriculum.

All of these components cultivate a desire to be a lifelong learner which paves the way for our children to find success in High School and on their journeys beyond ABA.

 

I just want to add how thankful I am to the teachers who have chartered this new course online - for making it engaging and interesting.  Some have put in so much effort and, as a parent, I really salute them.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT

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