Downe House Muscat is the first girls-only school in the world to be partnered with an authentic girls-only private school from the UK. Downe House UK brings 112 years of experience to Oman, helping to deliver a first-class education.
Downe House Muscat provides girls with a great start to their educational journey. Our ethos is to nurture girls in a warm, happy environment and respect them as individuals with wide-ranging talents and ambitions. Our Downe House DNA informs and influences everything we do at the school and develops girls into confident, young women with abilities to contribute successfully in society and on a global stage.
According to the World Bank, the number of women attending universities and colleges in Oman has increased more than tenfold since 1972 and is at least equivalent to men. Our broad, all-inclusive curriculum has a proven track-record of ensuring that girls graduate to the world’s top universities.
Downe House Muscat operates in an all-female environment where your daughter’s safety is a priority.
The School is designed by award winning architects, where state of the art buildings and facilities have been purpose built to deliver outstanding education. The facilities are the best of any girl’s school in Oman and the wider region – they include a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) centre, a 450 seat theatre and a sports academy.
Downe House Muscat offers the world-renowned Cambridge International Curriculum, enhanced by Downe House UK’s outstanding practice, expertise and tradition. Embedded within the core curriculum is a strong focus on Arabic Language, Islamic Studies and Social Studies.
Unlike the majority of international schools, girls at Downe House Muscat benefit from subject specialist teaching in every year group. This ensures that girls receive the best possible education with mathematicians teaching Maths, scientists teaching Science and artists teaching Art. We adopt this approach from as young as Grade 4 unlike most other schools who only offer specialist teaching much later in school life.
Whilst many schools in Oman finish at 1:30pm, Downe House Muscat has an extended school day. This longer day ensures that every girl has the opportunity to discover interests and talents beyond the classroom, helping them to build character, team-working skills and self-confidence.
When a girl joins Downe House Muscat, we provide an environment that both supports her development and celebrates her individuality – there is no such thing as a ‘typical Downe House girl’.
What is typical, however, is that all girls are challenged to fulfil their potential through a strong academic focus and a broad but balanced curriculum underpinned by our Downe House DNA. We provide almost limitless opportunities for them to become accomplished academics, musicians, actors, athletes, artists or wherever their talents and ambitions take them.
“A Downe House education is an opportunity to let you seize life with every advantage and backing. It makes you fiercely proud to be a woman with the passion to succeed in everything you do.”
Downe House Alumna, 2012
“Downe House has achieved for my daughter something which many parents dream for their child – to help them discover their gifts and passion for life.”
Downe House Parent, 2019
“We chose Downe House because it has a very strong track record of getting girls into the top universities around the world.”
Downe House Parent, 2019
“I have no doubt that my friends from Downe House will be friends for life.”
Cece, Downe House Student, 2019
“Downe House is an impressive blend of traditional and modern.”
Good Schools Guide, 2019
“The attention to detail for every individual is remarkable.”
Inside Scoop, School Notices, 2019
The best way to find out more about Downe House Muscat is to arrange a call with our team.DISCOVER