Qatar International School

Qatar International School is a fully accredited British International School, located in the Dafna district of Doha.

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International schools in Qatar

Search for the best international schools in Qatar; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum. 

The world’s second richest state 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. A Swiss international school is due to open in 2017. 

Qatar has 14 IB World Schools authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, six of which are approved to offer the Middle Years Programme, with four, including Qatar Academy on the Education City campus, also offering the Primary Years.

Qatar Academy, which has 1,800 students, blends the IB curriculum with a strong emphasis on Arabic, Islamic studies and Qatari culture and history, while the 2,100-student British School Doha has adopted the English national curriculum leading to IGCSEs, followed by the IB Diploma.

High demand for international education has prompted a steady stream of new school openings, with King’s College Doha, which is a sister school to Britain’s King’s College Taunton, and Qatar’s first Turkish embassy school launched in 2016.  The Swiss International School of Qatar, which is part of the Bellevue Education group and has registered as a candidate school for IB accreditation, opened in 2017 for students up to age 14 and will accept students aged 15 to 18 from September 2018. 

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.

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Qatar, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.





International School of London (ISL) Qatar

PO Box 18511,
North Duhail,
Doha,
Qatar

www.islqatar.org

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Qatar International School

PO Box 5697,
Doha,
Qatar

www.qis.org

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

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SEK International School Qatar

Onaiza 65,
Doha,
Qatar

www.sek.qa

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

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ACS Doha International School

PO Box 200568,
Al Oyoun Street, Al Gharrafa,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Bayan Educational Complex for Girls

PO Box 23533,
Doha,
Qatar

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Hekma International School

PO Box 11157,
Dafna Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Al Jazeera Academy

PO Box 22250,
Mesaimeer,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Khor International School

Al Khor Community,
PO Box 22166,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Wakra Independent Secondary School

PO Box 80150,
Al Wakrah,
Qatar

Boys, Day, Sixth Form.

American School of Doha

PO Box 22090,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Awfaz Global School

PO Box 6303,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Awsaj Institute of Education

PO Box 6639,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Cambridge International School for Girls

PO Box 23018,
Al Nuaija East,
Doha,
Qatar

Girls, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Cardiff International School

No 40 Universty Road,
Near Qatar University, Dafna,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Compass International School Doha, Gharaffa

P.O. Box 23479, Plot 13,
Al Waab Al Abareeq Street, Gharaffa Area No. 31,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Compass International School Doha, Madinat Khalifa

P.O. Box 22463, Al Baihaqi Street,
Building 34, Zone 32, Street 926,
Madinat Khalifa,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Compass International School Doha, Rayyan

Wadi Al Ghusm Street,
Al Rayyan,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Deutsche Internationale Schule Doha

Ibn Seena School Street No. 30,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Doha British School

PO Box 6142,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Doha College

PO Box 7506,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Doha English Speaking School

PO Box 7660,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Dukhan English Speaking School

PO Box 100,001,
Dukhan,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

GEMS American Academy - Al Wakra

Mian Street,
Al Wukair,
Al Wakra,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

GEMS Wellington School, Qatar

Mian Street,
Al Wukair,
Al Wakra,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Global Academy International

PO Box 23161,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Iqra English Girls School

PO Box 22786,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

King's College, Doha

Al Thumama,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Loydence Academy

PO Box 4524,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Loyola International School

Al Andalus Street,
Al Nasr,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Lycée Bonaparte

Al Intisar Street,
PO Box 6110,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Middle East International School

PO Box 269,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Newton British Academy AlDafna

Al Dafna,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Newton British Academy Barwa City

Barwa City,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Newton British School Al Waab

Al Waab,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Newton International School

D-Ring Road,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Newton International School Lagoon

PO Box 8449,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Newton International School West Bay, Doha

West Bay,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Noor Al Khaleej International School

PO Box 24550,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Nord Anglia International School, Al Khor

Building 3,
Taimiyah Street, Zone 74,
Al Khor,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Olive International School - Doha

Nuaija,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Pak Shamaa School and College

PO Box 22579,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Park House English School

PO Box 23512,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Pearling Season International School of Doha

P.O Box 47021,
46, Al Khudari street (810), Bin Dirham (25), Al Manso+,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Philippine School Doha

Saad Bin Surara Old Murror,
Al Messilah Area, PO Box 19664,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Qatar Academy Al Khor

P.O. Box: 60774 - Doha,
Al Khor,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Qatar Academy Al Wakra

PO Box 2589,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Qatar Academy Doha

PO Box 1129,
Al Luqta Street,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Qatar Academy Sidra

PO Box 34077,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day.

Qatar Leadership Academy

PO Box 24421,
Al Khor Street,
Al Khor,
Qatar

Boys, Boarding, Senior.

Sherborne Qatar

PO Box 1108,
Doha,
Qatar

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha

PO Box 30220,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Sunbeam Kindergarten

Al Bayyan Gardens Compound,
(Near Al Saad Sports Stadium),
PO Box 19612,
Qatar

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Cambridge School

PO Box 22580,
Al Madeed Street,
Mamoura Area,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

The English Modern School

PO Box 875,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Gulf English School

PO Box 2440,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The International School of Choueifat - Doha

Al Onaizah Street no. 825,
West Bay Area no. 66,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The Pearl School

Al Hadara Street,
Al Rowdah,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The Scholars' International School

PO Box 201308,
Doha,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Vision International School - Qatar

Majilis Al Taawon Street,
Almuftah Village,
Al Wakra,
Qatar

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.