Al Sahwa schools has a rich heritage and tradition that gives it an important place in the educational landscape of Oman.
We educate children from kindergarten to grade 12 through a thoughtfully planned curriculum that honors and celebrates the rich heritage of the Sultanate of Oman underpinned by modern pedagogy and an international perspective. Our dedicated and hard working staff are recruited for their skills and experience but we also actively embrace our role preparing students to become global citizens in our recruitment. We therefore currently have 26 different nationalities represented on our staff.
For well over 100 years there was little fundamental change in education, but advances in technology in the last 30 years or so have seen a fundamental shift. While foundational information still has an important role, students now have an increasing need to know how to judge the quality of information they are accessing, to use it in a considered and innovative manner, to think creatively and to be able to communicate and collaborate in a range of medium with people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. These are the skills and attitudes that will separate those who will be equipped for the future from those that are not.
At Al Sahwa we embrace this as an opportunity and are now authorised to offer all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. Offering all three programs gives our students a coherent path of knowledge and skill development throughout their time at Al Sahwa. The quality of a education this yields has been recognised by the Council for International Schools (CIS).
In the younger years we use the framework provided by the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). This is a student centred approach that is based on a transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) emphasizes intellectual challenge. It encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life. In grades 11 and 12 we offer the GED from Oman in parallel with the IB Diploma (DP) program. These provide all students with courses that are tailored to their interests and future plans and have consistently generated outstanding academic results and a range of options and pathways for our graduates.
I look forward to welcoming you to our exceptional school where our vision is to ‘Educate students to become leaders of the future.’
Dr Terry Storer