Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Qatar? Here you can find a list of Qatar schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
Qatar has 18 IB World Schools, 15 of which are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, including nine that are also approved to offer both the Middle Years Programme and the Primary Years Programme. For a full list of IB World Schools in Qatar, see the IB's website.
One of the world’s richest states in terms of GDP per capita, Qatar is host to a thriving international school sector serving expatriates, Qataris and Arabic-speaking students from across the region. The ruling Al Thani family has poured billions of dollars into education since the current Emir’s father launched a drive to set up the world’s first purpose-built regional education hub, Qatar Education City, on the outskirts of Doha in 1995.
International schools have blossomed in and around Doha following a raft of nationwide education reforms begun in 2001. They now account for about a quarter of all schools in the Emirate, where some 85 per cent of the population are expatriates.
Most international schools are large, co-educational day schools that teach in English. But there are several single-sex international schools for girls and an elite boys’ boarding school, the Doha Leadership Academy, while the Deutsche Internationale Schule Doha offers instruction in German and English and the French School teaches in French.
High demand for international education has prompted a steady stream of new school openings. The first school for expatriates in Qatar was the English-medium Pak Shama School, which serves the Pakistani community. Schools aimed at other Asian migrant communities, such as the Philippine School Doha, have followed. Public schools, which are normally single-sex, are reserved for Qatari nationals.
As well as overseas universities, school-leavers can apply to branches of prestigious US and European institutions within Education City. These include the American universities Cornell and Carnegie Mellon, University College London and top French business school HEC Paris.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Qatar. For information on all Qatar international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com