Education in Doha


International Schools in Doha


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Most expats and Qataris send their children to international schools. There are many international schools to choose from offering UK, American, Canadian, Indian, and IB curricula. The language of instruction at most International Schools in Doha is English. Arabic and other language courses may also be offered.

Tuition & Application at International Schools in Qatar

To apply to an international school in Doha you may be asked to present:

  • Latest school report
  • Copy of nursery report (for younger children)
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Qatar Residence Permit
  • Passport sized photographs
  • Immunization records (for younger children)
  • Application fee

Students may also be required to take a cognitive abilities test (online) and/or take part in assessments (online or in person). The ideal time to apply for schools is in January if you would like your child to enroll in September. However, wait lists for some schools can be up to 24 months.

You may be charged a deposit when enrolling your child in an international school in Doha, up to 10,000 QR. Tuition varies by school, from 5,000 QR annually at Doha College to 10,680 QR per term at the Doha English Speaking School.

Qatar Academy
Phone: +974 4454 2000
Website: http://www.qataracademy.edu.qa/
Email: qataracademy@qf.org.qa

Qatar Academy offers an Early Education Centre, Primary School and Secondary School for students ages 3 to 17. Qatar Academy offers IB and IGCSE curricula.

Qatar Leadership Academy
Phone: +974 4454 2230
Website: http://www.qla.edu.qa
Email: helbasher@qf.org.qa

The Qatar Leadership Academy teaches boys ages 7 to 18 seeking university preparation in Qatar and the Gulf Region. It is one of the few boarding schools in the Arabian Gulf and Middle East region. It offers IB Diplomas and US recognized high school diplomas. Classes are taught in English but Arabic and Islam is taught to all students. The academic year begins in September. The Qatar Leadership Academy accepts international applicants.

Tuition fees: 48,150 QR for Years 7-10 for international students, and 53,000 QR for Years 11 and 12.

The Cambridge School
Phone: +974 4469 6590
Website: http://www.tcsqatar.com/

The Cambridge School offers IGCSE curriculum to students from Kindergarten to Year 9.

Tuition: 12,000 – 32,000 QR per year, depending on child's Year. Transport, locker, registration, and assessment fees also applicable.

Compass International School Doha
Phone: +974 4034 9666 / 9777 / 9888
Website: http://www.cisdoha.com/
Email: info.mk@nais.qa

The Compass International School teaches children ages 3 to 16. CIS follows an IPC (International Primary Curriculum) and IMYC (International Middle Years Curriculum) curricula as well as an IGCSE curriculum.

Doha British Montessori School
Phone: +974 4450 2257
Website: http://www.dohabritishschool.com
Email: info@dohabritishschool.com

The Doha British Montessori School follows a Montessori curriculum for children ages 3 to 18. This school offers the IGCSE curriculum, and IB Diplomas in the Sixth Form.

International School of London
Phone: +974 6618 9821
Website: http://www.islqatar.com/
Email: mail@islqatar.com

The International School of London offers IB curricula to 900 students ages 3 to 17. English is the language of instruction and English as an Additional Language support is provided.

Doha College
Phone: +974 4468 7379
Website: http://www.dohacollege.com/
Email: enquiriesprimary@dohacollege.com and enquiries@dohacollege.com

Doha College teaches primary and secondary school for students ages 3 to 18 and is sponsored by the British Embassy. It has two campuses in Al Waab and West Bay.

UK curriculum

American School of Doha
Phone: +974 4442 1377
Website: http://www.asd.edu.qa/
Email: info@asd.edu.qa

The American School of Doha includes an elementary, middle and high school and teaches an American curriculum. Its facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, libraries, and a gymnasium.

Gulf English School
Phone: +974 4486 5367
Website: http://www.gulfenglishschool.com/
Email: info@gulfenglishschool.com

The Gulf English School teaches a GES (UK) curriculum to children ages 3 to Year 13. It also offers IB Diplomas in Year 12.

Qatar International School
Phone: +974 4483 3456
Website: http://www.qis.org/
Email: info@qis.org

The Qatar International School teaches children ages 2.5 to 7 the UK curriculum (IGCSE). Instruction is in English, and it is the largest British School in Qatar with over 1,600 students.

Qatar Canadian School
Phone: +974 4483 3520
Website: http://www.qcs.edu.qa
Email: qcs@cna-qatar.edu.qa

The Qatar Canadian School teaches a Canadian (province of Alberta) curriculum to students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 11 (age 17).

MES Indian School
Phone: +974 4457 2888
Website: http://www.mesqatar.org/admin/
Email: info@mesqatar.com

The MES Indian School offers pre-primary to senior secondary classes.

Tuition: 230 to 485 QR per month, depending on Year.

Newton International School
Phone: +974 4411 0014
Website: http://www.newton.com.qa/about.html
Email: info@newton.com.qa

The Newton International School has four campuses in Doha, teaching a UK curriculum and the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) to students in preschool to Year 6.

Tuition: 5,000 QR per term (preschool) to 7,590 per term (Year 1-Year 6).

Park House English School
Phone: +974 4463 3800
Website: http://www.parkhouseschool.com/
Email: phes@qatar.net.qa

The Park House English School follows a UK curriculum (IGCSE) for children ages 3 to Year 12.

Ideal Indian School
Phone: +974 4468 4849
Website: http://www.idealschoolqatar.com
Email: idealsch@qatar.net.qa

The Ideal Indian School in Doha accepts children ages 3 to Year 12, following a UK curriculum and affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (Delhi).

English Modern School
Phone: +974 4417 3494
Website: http://emsdoha.net
Email: office@emsdoha.net

The English Modern School offers CIPP and Cambridge IGCSE programs to students in Kindergarten to Year 12.

Tuition: 21,340 to 33,833 QR per year.

Lycée Voltaire French-Qatari School
Phone: +974 4493 0303
Website: http://www.lyceevoltaire.org
Email: secretariat@lfdoha.edu.qa

The Lycée Voltaire follows a French curriculum, and places a strong emphasis on teaching Arabic and Qatari culture. It offers trilingual instruction in French, English and Arabic. Admission priority is given to Qatari children.

Cambridge International School for Girls
Phone: +974 4465 9106
Website: http://www.cisgqatar.com/
Email: cisg@qatar.net.qa

The Cambridge International School for Girls in Doha follows the UK National curriculum for students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Tuition: 12,000-40,000 QR annually. Transport, locker, registration and assessment fees may apply.

Doha Modern Indian School
Phone: +974 4458 3121
Website: http://www.dmisqatar.com/
Email: dmis@qatar.net.qa

Doha Modern Indian School (DMIS) offers boarding and instruction to students in Kindergarten to Senior Secondary school. DMIS follows a CBSE curriculum.

Doha English Speaking School
Phone: +974 4487 0170
Website: www.dess.org
Email: dess@qatar.net.qa

The Doha English Speaking School follows a UK curriculum for children ages 3 to 10.

Tuition: 10,680 QR per term + 2,500 QR registration fee (one time) + 10,000 QR refundable deposit

American Academy
Phone: +974 4455 1278
Website: amacademy@qatar.net.qa

The American Academy teaches an American curriculum.

Al-Maha English Schools
Phone: +974 4469 1965
Website: http://www.almahaschools.edu.qa/
Email: admin@almahaschools.org.qa

The Al-Maha English schools include Al Maha Mamoura Kindergarten, Al Maha Girls Primary and Secondary and Al Maha Boys Primary. Al-Maha English schools teach a UK British National curriculum alongside the National Arabic and Islamic Studies curriculum of Qatar. This school is registered as a British school in the UK and is affiliated with the Cambridge-University of London.

Al-Jazeera Academy
Phone: +974 4469 3777
Website: http://www.aja.edu.qa/
Email: registrar@aja.edu.qa

Al Jazeera Academy offers primary (ages 1-6), secondary girls (ages 7-13) and secondary boys (ages 7-13) schools as well as an Early Learning Centre (kindergarten). It follows an international curriculum, with IGCSE for secondary school and IB or Cambridge International Diplomas.

Al Khor International School
Phone: +974 4473 4666
Website: http://www.akisbs.com/
Email: jane.fabrigas@askisbs.tv

Al Khor includes a primary and secondary school and offers a UK curriculum.

To find more international schools in Qatar, consult Expat-Quotes' International Schools in Qatar.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The IB program is offered by a number of international schools in Doha, including Qatar Academy, Doha British School, International School of London, Qatar Academy, Qatar Leadership Academy, The American School of Doha, Al Jazeera Academy, and the Gulf English School. It is taught under the supervision of the International Baccalaureate Organization. All students study languages, social science, experimental science, mathematics and arts.

The IB is divided into three programmes covering the following age ranges:

  1. Primary Years Programme (PYP) ages 3-12
  2. Middle Years Programme (MYP) ages 11-16
  3. Diploma Programme (DP) ages 16-18


Update 5/01/2016

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