International Schools in Qatar

Following is a list, in alphabetical order, of some of the schools offering US, Canadian, and British curricula for schoolchildren.

NOTE: Spaces are limited. It can be a challenge to find a space for a child in the school one prefers; it is best to apply early.

International Schools in Doha, Qatar

American Academy School

  • Founded in 2000, under the supervision of the Qatar Ministry of Education, offering preschool to grade 12
  • Follows the curriculum from the State of New York

Al Jazeera Academy

American School of Doha (ASD)

  • Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12
  • American school system
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (United States)
  • Also see our video and brief article about ASD

ACS Doha International School (also known as American Community School or ACS Doha)

  • enrolls students aged 3 to 15 years
  • From website, accessed 3/05/2013:
    • "ACS Doha will also be seeking accreditation from WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) – a process that will take us two to three years"
    • "Please note: The High School division will have a phased opening, beginning with Grade 9 (ages 14-15) in September 2012. Further Grades (10, 11 and 12) will be added in successive years."
    • "The ACS Doha campus has been granted IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) candidate status* by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). ... We are seeking to have full authorisation by the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide the Middle Years Programme by July 2013."

Awaj Academy

  • serves students in grades 1 to 12
  • accredited through the US Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) in 2013
  • classes in English, but by graduation, all students must be proficient in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in both English and Arabic.

Cambridge International School for Girls

  • Kindergarten to Year 11
  • Based on The National Curriculum for England

The Cambridge School

  • Kindergarten to Year 9
  • Based on The National Curriculum for England

Compass International School

  • Based on the British System
  • Accredited through the Cambridge International Centre for the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
  • Ages 3 to 16 years; International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is for children to age 10; International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) is for ages 11-14; Cambridge IGCSE is for ages 14 to 16
  • The Compass Madinat Khalifa School is an accredited International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School.

Doha College

  • Preschool to Year 13.
  • Sponsored by the British Embassy

Doha English-Speaking School

  • Nursery to Year 11.
  • Sponsored by the British Embassy; British passport required.

Doha (Montessori) British School

Elite International School

  • Kindergarten to grade 6

The Gulf English School

The International School of Choueifat - Doha (ISC-Doha)

  • Opened in 1999, offering KG1 to 12
  • Part of SABIS, "... a global education management organization that operates Pre-K and K-12 schools worldwide. ... The first school in what has grown to be the SABIS School Network was the International School of Choueifat, which was founded in 1886 in the village of Choueifat, a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon"

The International School of London Qatar

  • Founded in 2008
  • Offers preschool to grade 12
  • Fully authorized IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (Europe) as well as the New English Association of Schools and Colleges (US).

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions at Qatar (DHSHP at Qatar)

  • Branch of DeBakey High School for Health Professions (DHSHP) in Houston, Texas, USA; "It is an alternative to the traditional high school experience that prepares students for careers in medicine and science."
  • Offers AP classes
  • Opened 2008, offers grades 7 to 12

Middle East International School (MIS)

  • Kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • Follows the American curriculum

Newton International School

  • Founded in 2007, there are four sites in Doha
  • Follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales
  • "We are accredited with the University of Cambridge and are currently working towards AdvancEd accreditation."

Park House English School

Qatar Academy

  • Preschool to Grade 12.
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (United States) and the Council of International Schools (Europe)

RGS Guildford in Qatar

  • This new school will open in September 2016 for children between three and six years of age and will be followed by the opening of the full prep school for the 2017- 2018 academic year. The single-sex Senior Schools, up to age 18, also due to open in 2017 will allow primary pupils to progress right through the RGS Guildford in Qatar and onto University.
  • RGS Guildford in Qatar follows a bespoke British curriculum, developed in conjunction with the RGS Guildford, extending the British National Curriculum to include traditional, values-based teaching.

Sidra Qatar Academy

  • This new school is an extension of the Qatar Academy, and it opened in September 2012
  • The school launched its website in spring 2013, saying, "The school initially accepted students from nursery (age 3 by September 1st) through grade 6 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Each year the school will add one academic grade level. Upon completion, the school will cater for early childhood (6 months) through grade 12."
  • This school is not yet accredited.

Qatar Canadian School

  • Offers K-11 only
  • Opened in 2005; offers the Alberta Program of Studies to students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 11.
  • The school has received accreditation from Alberta Education for the 2012-3 school year

Qatar International School

Summit Academy

  • Offers Preschool to grade 9
  • Established in 2003, it follows the American Curriculum, and licensed by the Supreme Education Council (SEC) of Qatar

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