Qatar Academy Doha
P.O. Box: 1129, Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
|Director||Mr. Stephen Meek|
|Language of Instruction||Arabic, English|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years|
|Number of pupils||1,884|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Ms. Zeina Jawad|
|MYP Coordinator||Ms. Roma Bhargava|
|PYP Coordinator||Ms. Savannah Spillers|
|Associations||IB, NEASC, CIS|
Vision: Empowering students to achieve high levels of academic growth and personal wellbeing and to be responsible citizens who are locally rooted and globally connected.
Qatar Academy Doha (QAD) is one of the Middle East's premier educational institutions; a leading private, non-profit international school established as the first learning organization in Qatar Foundation’s landmark Education City. Founded in 1996, it marked an important step for a country on the cusp of transforming itself from a gas- and oil-producing economy to a knowledge-based society.
QAD was the first school in Qatar authorized to offer all three IB Programmes.
Over 1,800 students representing different nationalities experience an extensive academic and co-curricular program grounded in traditional values and steeped in the best practices in education.
Inquiry-based learning starts at the Primary School. Students, parents and faculty are encouraged to challenge themselves and their thinking through the framework of the PYP, and Units of Inquiry based on the IB transdisciplinary themes provide students with structure and direction in their learning. This learning environment extends beyond the classroom to involve the wider community, supporting real-world connections.
The MYP and DP are offered in the Senior School, with the Middle School serving to address the specific needs of the pre-adolescent age group from Grades 6-8.
QAD's strength lies in its comprehensive DP curriculum, and its rigorous and effective university preparation program.
Access to many community and service, athletic and academic after-school activities challenge students beyond the curriculum, and student e-portfolios and student-led conference structure ensure that focus is consistently on learning and growing, while acquiring the grades, necessary for success in the DP and beyond.
QAD teachers are recruited from a variety of academic and cultural settings. Through encouragement and a caring, innovative and creative approach to instruction, our faculty ensure that our students achieve their fullest potential in a learning environment designed to promote cultural understanding and respect.