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Qatar Academy Doha

Qatar Academy Doha

PO Box 1129, Al Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar

+974 4454 2000



Qatar Academy Doha
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1996
Status Private
Director Don MacIntyre
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 1,800
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Steven Barrett
MYP Coordinator Roma Bhargava
PYP Coordinator Dalal Ali Ahmed
Associations ECIS, CIS, IB, NAIS, PTC

Vision: Empowering students to achieve academic excellence and be responsible citizens

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. Its founding in 1996 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 International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes: the Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). Today, our vision best exemplifies what QAD stands for and what drives us in our mission of offering a rigorous program encompassing an international English-medium education, strong Arabic and Islamic Studies. The QAD community supports and challenges students to be critical thinkers, and active and contributing members of society, through learning experiences serving the needs, interests and learning styles of each student.

I can learn here

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.

In Primary School, an atmosphere of inquiry throughout the learning environment is constantly created. From the classrooms to the corridors and staff rooms, students, parents and faculty are encouraged to challenge themselves and their thinking through the framework of the PYP. The Units of Inquiry based on the transdisciplinary themes set by the IB provide students with structure and direction in their learning.

This learning environment also often extends beyond the classroom walls and involves the wider community, supporting connections that are made in the real world. In particular, Education City's unique model allows us to collaborate with top tier universities while they simultaneously tap talents and students from QAD.

The MYP and DP are offered in the Senior School, with the newly established Middle School serving to address the specific needs of the pre-adolescent age group from Grades 6-8. Catering to students from grades 6-10, the MYP at QAD has been carefully planned to ensure that students become caring, knowledgeable, open-minded, balanced, principled and reflective young adults. QAD teaches its students to think critically, inquire into important issues, communicate well in at least two languages and take calculated risks.

With access to a myriad of service and action, athletic and academic after-school activities students are challenged well beyond the curriculum of a traditional school. The student e-portfolios and student-led conference structure ensure that the focus is consistently on learning and growing while acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the DP and attend the world’s most elite colleges and universities.

The strength of QAD's DP, meanwhile, and what sets it apart from other programs is its comprehensive curriculum. Recognized around the world as a rigorous and effective college and university preparation program, DP students are required to study English, a second language (Arabic, French or Spanish), math, science, humanities and an elective. Students are also required to write a 4,000-word research paper on a subject of their choice, an area in which QAD students continue to excel. In fact, annually our students receive national awards for the outstanding quality of their research paper.

I can teach here

QAD teachers are experienced and 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.

The high quality of teaching and varied learning styles found in QAD is complemented with facilities that are designed for optimal student learning. These facilities are unrivaled in the Gulf region and compete with the very best in the world.

QAD's impressive campus boasts of fully equipped science laboratories, first class visual and performing arts studios catering to various creative pursuits and multi-media labs outfitted with the most up-to-date hardware and software for filmmaking, music and media productions. There are three age- and programme-appropriate libraries that offer learning materials in different languages. A well implemented 1:1 laptop program backed by appropriate 21st century instructional strategies puts QAD at the forefront of digital learning in the nation.

I can grow here

Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools, Qatar Academy - Doha is committed to foster a growth mindset in our students and creating lifelong learners. We challenge, inspire and prepare them to be critical thinkers, responsible global citizens, and confident and impassioned leaders.