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Qatar Academy Doha

Qatar Academy Doha

P.O. Box: 1129, Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar

+974 44542000



Qatar Academy Doha
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1996
Status Private
Director Mehdi Benchaabane
Language of Instruction Arabic, English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 1,883
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 Middle School offers the IBMYP for grades 6 to 10 and the Qatar Academy High School offers the IB Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12.

QAD's strength lies in its rigorous and effective university preparation program, through its Open Campus configuration that allows students to access a personalized learning pathway in addition to a rigorous IB education with opportunities to engage in internships and co-curricular programs from university campuses, research labs and entrepreneurship incubators across Education City.

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.