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Our Mission

We believe in nurturing the academic, intellectual, and character development of promising Somali boys and girls, so they can effectively and ethically advance their society as the leader of tomorrow.

Our Values

Abaarso strives to create great people, not simply great students. Our focus on ethical development (“Integrity”), determination (“Tenacity”), and rigorous independent thought (“Reasoning”), equips students with the characteristics they will need to succeed in international environments, and ultimately, as exemplary leaders of the Somali people.


At Abaarso, nothing is more important than acting with integrity. Students are regularly rewarded for positive acts with little tolerance for immoral behavior.

Our challenging environment permits only those who develop tenacity to thrive. This characteristic will be essential to succeed as Somali leaders.

Students are taught that without a well thought out direction, good heartedness cannot succeed. A Logical Reasoning award is given at the end of each term to the student who best displays this character trait.