Al Batinah International School

The Al Batinah International School (ABIS) was set up in 2008 by Sohar Aluminium to meet the growing demand for a quality international education primarily for expatriate students in the Al Batinah Region of Oman.

The Head of School, Neil Tomalin, leads the school and works with a Board consisting of representatives from the parent body and Sohar Aluminium on matters related to strategic planning. The school is authorised by the Omani Ministry of Education, the International Baccalaureate Organisation for the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) and is accredited by Cambridge University to offer the IGCSE programme and examinations. We are also members of the Council of International Schools.

We currently enroll students from K1 to Grade 12 and the school has three sections. The Early Years Centre accommodates students in Kindergarten to Grade 2. The Primary Years focuses around the needs of students from Grades 3 to 6. Both of these sections offer the IB PYP.

We will be embarking on an exciting expansion project over the next 4 years growing the school significantly.

If you are interested in finding out more, please visit our school website at

We look forward to meeting you.


Al Batinah International School

Location Category:

Middle East




PO Box 193
Sohar PC 321


194 Students K-12


International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP)


17 faculty members, including 7 third-country nationals, 5 U.K. citizens, and 5 U.S. citizens


Annual professional development.

Annual economy airfares for all the accompanying family.

Life insurance to the value of 48 times your base salary to assist your family if the worst were to

1 month bonus for every year served to be paid at the end of the contract.

School Year:

September – June

Year Founded:


Average Class Size:

Elementary: 18, Secondary: 10


Basketball, Swimming

Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Sohar, Location Type: Urban

Physical Facilities:

Art Room(s): 1, Auditorium(s): 0, Cafeteria(s): 0, Covered play area(s): 0, Gymnasium(s): 1, Infirmary(ies): 1, Playing field(s): 2, Science lab(s): 1, Swimming pool(s): 1, Tennis court(s): 0, Air Conditioning: Yes