British Education blended with Yemeni Traditions.



Importance of Education: One learned man is harder on the devil than a thousand ignorant worshippers. Sayings of Prophet Mohammed - (Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon him)

Mohamed Ali Othman School, the first international school in the Yemen, was set up in 1972 by the late Ahmed Abdu Saeed, a farsighted individual who saw the need for high quality education focused on the needs of Yemeni children. Until the upheaval wrought by the first Gulf War, the school continued to be a renowned success; it was only as a result of the ensuing decimation of the Yemeni economy, the general instability of the region and the consequent exodus of teaching staff, that the school entered into a phase of neglect.


Abdulla Ahmed - Principal - NPQH U.K


In June 2006, the Board of Governors decided the time was ripe for a reaffirmation of the school's ethos and to establish a clear set of objectives that would return Mohamed Ali Othman School to its previous leading position. After careful consideration by the Board,  I was appointed, hopefully to start the process of moving the school forward and ever upward.


The initial aim was to revitalize the school by  bringing it back to its former glory and high level of status within Yemeni society. Consequently within  in a short period of time, with the support of both the Board and parents, we have managed to lay the foundations for  future success.

Our curriculum continues to focus on the traditional subjects of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Arabic and IT. However, we are in the process of building on these core subjects and widening the curriculum. From 2008 onwards we will be  increasing the range of I.G.C.S.E options annually, beginning with the introduction of Business Studies and R.E.

We are a forward looking school, with a cosmopolitan outlook founded upon the best of Yemeni culture. We intend to continue the success story that we have begun to write, by piloting Mohamed Ali Othman into the position of one of the premier schools in the Middle East, and the first choice of parents in Yemen. We invite you to join us in this exciting project that will be both challenging and rewarding.


First Day at School!


We provide British Education blended with Yemeni Traditions. At M.A.O we care take care of

your children as our own. M.A.O  a caring school in the heart of Yemen.

Contact Us


M.A.O Int'l School, Camp street, Taiz, Yemen.  

Tel: ++967-4-223-671.    

Fax: ++967-4- 211-495.

E-mails:  secretary@maoschool.org - maoschool@maoschool.org




Affiliated Member


Center for CIE Exams Cambridge.

COBIS - Member of Int'l Schools.

ISBI Member School.

ESL Base Member School.