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Group spotlight: Qatar Foundation Schools

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Schrole is proud to represent some of the very best international groups and schools from around the world. In our Spotlight series, we’ll take an in-depth look at these schools and groups, detailing their history, ethos, location and of course, benefits, to help you choose the school/group that best suits you.


About: Qatar Foundation Schools

Qatar Foundation is a private, non-profit organisation that serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating programs in three core mission areas: education, science and research, and community development.

At its core, the Foundation strives to nurture the future leaders of Qatar. By example and by sharing its experience, the Foundation also contributes to human development nationally, regionally, and internationally.

Qatar Foundation began its mission with the founding of a single school named Qatar Academy. Today, as a city of knowledge has grown around that one school, Qatar Foundation Schools continues to expand its offerings to foster a culture of lifelong learning.

Qatar Foundation Schools is currently home to 7,000+ students and 1,300 staff across its 13 schools. A proud diverse and international community, 49 nationalities are represented by the student body at Qatar Foundation Schools.


Ethos: Qatar Foundation Schools

At Qatar Foundation, everything starts with education. From preschool through to doctoral studies, Qatar Foundation Schools offer learning opportunities for students of all ages and abilities.

For K-12 students, Qatar Foundation Schools offer various programs ranging from IB-accredited school systems to specialised schools that ensure every child gets the education they need.

As members of Qatar Foundation, Qatar Foundation Schools are uniquely integrated into an array of entities and centres that serve Qatar’s needs for education, research, and community development. Qatar Foundation Schools students regularly interact with the surrounding entities to enhance their learning experience and give them a sense of the real world.

Qatar Academy

Qatar Academy schools follow IB curricula and offer rigorous programs encompassing an international, bilingual education deeply integrated with our local culture and heritage. Qatar Academy Schools have been designed to push students to be critical thinkers and active members of society.

Since its launch in 1996, Qatar Academy has grown to five campuses located around the country.

Specialised Schools

Qatar Foundation Schools believe all children should study at a place that allows them every opportunity to thrive. That’s why, in addition to the Foundation’s outstanding Qatar Academy schools, Qatar Foundation Schools has developed specialised programs for those looking beyond the norm.


Schools: Qatar Foundation Schools

Qatar Academy Schools

Qatar Academy Doha

As the largest school in the QF family with over 1850 students, Qatar Academy Doha (QAD) is organised into Primary and Senior School divisions, with an Early Education Centre for children as young as 6 months of age.

QAD, an IB World School, is authorised for the PYP, MYP and DP. Half of QAD graduates leave with an IB Diploma and all graduate with a CIS/NEASC accredited high school diploma, giving them access to the elite universities and colleges in North America, Europe, Qatar and elsewhere.

QAD adopts a Dual Language approach in the Primary early years (KG-Grade 1), however English is the language of instruction in all disciplines and subjects except Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatar History which are taught in Arabic.

Over 80% of QAD students are Qatari and a large majority are English Language Learners. Boys and girls are taught in mixed classes for the PYP and the DP, and separately for the MYP (Grades 6-10).

Schrole profile | Qatar Academy Doha website

Qatar Academy Al Khor

Founded in 2008, Qatar Academy Al Khor (QAK) is situated in the coastal city of Al Khor, approximately 50 kilometres north of Doha. The school serves students from the age of 3 to 18 (EEC-grade 12) meeting the educational needs of the rapidly growing community of Al Khor.

QAK’s student population is predominantly comprised of students from the local and regional communities. However, the QAK teaching staff are drawn from diverse backgrounds and multiple nationalities to facilitate an international approach.

Students are placed in mixed-gender classrooms in Primary (EEC-Grade 5), in gender segregated classrooms in Middle Years (Grades 6-10) and mixed gender classrooms again for the Diploma Program (Grades 11-12).

QAK is a full IB World School, offering three IB programs (PYP, MYP, and DP).

Schrole profile | Qatar Academy Al Khor website

Qatar Academy Al Wakra

Qatar Academy Al Wakra (QAW) is committed to excellence in education that nurtures the intellectual and personal development of its students. Education at QAW embraces a standards-based, culturally enriched international curriculum.

QAW’s talented teachers go above and beyond to achieve QAW’s vision, encouraging and guiding its students to discover, learn and think creatively. Teachers collaborate and work across subject areas to develop students’ academic skills, inspire inquiry and foster independence.

QAW students are provided with the opportunities to reach their potential and become competent, independent, and responsible individuals who are effective members of the global community.

Schrole profile | Qatar Academy Al Wakra website

Qatar Academy Sidra

Established in 2012, Qatar Academy Sidra is a fully authorised International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programme school. QA Sidra is licensed by the Qatari Ministry of Education and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Located in Education City, QA Sidra has full access to all of Qatar Foundation’s world-class facilities.

QA Sidra currently has over 750 students, 65% of which are Qatari students, plus a remaining 37+ different nationalities. With a total capacity of 1,800 students, QA Sidra looks forward to welcoming more students in the years to come.

Schrole profile | Qatar Academy Sidra website

Qatar Academy Msheireb

Established in 2014, Qatar Academy Msheireb (QAM) is an innovative Early Years and Primary School that serves 400 students from PS3 to Grade 5.

Through high-quality instruction in English and Arabic, the school’s focus on pioneering dual language education is helping develop global citizens at an early age. Its dual-language program combined with an emphasis on inquiry-based practices helps develop internationally minded and empathetic lifelong learners.

Located meters from the Doha Corniche, within the cultural hub of Doha, the QAM campus is inspired by traditional Qatari heritage and architecture.

At QAM staff are encouraged to think critically, creatively and work collaboratively within a ‘culture of caring’.

Schrole profile | Qatar Academy Msheireb website

Specialised Schools

Awsaj Academy

Awsaj Academy is a specialised school that addresses the needs of students with mild to moderate learning needs. It believes that each student, despite whatever challenges they may face, can flourish under proper guidance.

Through multi-tiered systems of support, Awsaj ensures that students receive the necessary behavioural and academic interventions to close learning gaps. It is the only school of its kind in Qatar.

Schrole profile | Awsaj Academy website

Academic Bridge Program

The Academic Bridge Program (ABP) is a foundation program that aims to equip secondary school graduates with the skills to succeed in degree programs at English-language world-class universities.

It is a rigorous two-semester general studies program focusing on English, mathematics, science, and computer skills. Since its launch in 2001, ABP has graduated more than 3,000 students, most of whom have gone on to study at universities here in Qatar or abroad.

Schrole profile |  Academic Bridge Program website

Qatar Leadership Academy

Qatar Leadership Academy (QLA) is a boy’s boarding school for grade 7-12, following the IBDP and U.S. academic program.

QLA focuses on leadership development using a military model, coupled with physical training, problem solving, teamwork and other values developed using the school’s resources like climbing wall, abseiling, scuba, sailing, camping, kayaking, and overseas trips.

All graduates go on to local or international universities. Teachers and boarding staff are hired internationally.

Schrole profile |  Qatar Leadership Academy website

Qatar Music Academy

Qatar Music Academy (QMA) provides promising young musicians with a comprehensive music education program that draws on practice and music theory, incorporating both Arab and Western classical music curriculum.

Qatar Leadership Academy website

Renad Academy

First opened in 2016, Renad Academy is a school specially designed to meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Renad Academy educates children in a positive and comforting environment using practices researched to be effective for instructing children with ASD such as Applied Behavior Analysis and the TEACCH model.

Highly trained teachers work alongside Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and School Psychologists to provide state-of-the-art instruction to students. Each year the school will add a grade level until students of all ages can be served.

Schrole profile |  Renad Academy website

Qatar Academy for Science and Technology

Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST) is a high school designed to develop Qatar’s next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) innovators.

QAST is Qatar’s only coeducational STEM school offering a US High School Diploma through Advanced Placement Courses.

Starting from Grade 9, QAST offers three course curriculums in Engineering, Computer Science, and Biomedical Sciences. Students actively participate in internships and research projects with academic institutes and industrial organisations all over the country, including their neighbours in Education City.

Schrole profile |  Qatar Academy for Science and Technology website


Academyati is an innovative school that uses an unconventional curriculum to nurture children’s inner gifts and support them in becoming ethical creators who are aware, confident, empowered, and bringing positive change to the world.

The school’s philosophy is to develop each child’s personal strengths and interests, allow them to exercise their agency, choose what they want to learn, set their individualized learning goals, and learn through play.

With evolving learners, Academyati is constantly looking to adapt and reshape its model and learning environments to respond and best serve their individual needs.

Academyati website

Tariq Bin Ziad School

Providing a bilingual education blended with a curriculum deeply rooted in Qatari heritage, Tariq Bin Ziad School has a strong legacy of excellence dating back several decades.

Previously run by the Amiri Diwan, the school is of national importance to Qatar, having graduated many of the country’s current leaders.

Recently, the school has been equipped with new, advanced facilities, and is now ready to be positioned as Qatar’s leading bilingual school with a strong focus on Arabic language, culture, and heritage.

Schrole profile |  Tariq Bin Ziad School website


Benefits: Qatar Foundation Schools

Flights/Transport: Economy class tickets in connection with annual leave to the nearest International Airport in your home country, and one way Economy class ticket at the start and end of contract.

Utilities: Electricity & Water covered by Qatar Foundation.

Accommodation: Provided by Qatar Foundation.

Taxes: No income or value added taxes.

Savings Potential: Single Teacher = $25,000 / Couple (Both teaching) with 2 children = $50,000.

Starting Salary Range: For an experienced teacher, around $4000 per month.

Number of Contract Days: 2 years, renewable.

Dependent Opportunities: Teachers are encouraged to apply for admission to one of the family of QF schools. Alternately, the Foundation will provide education assistance for three eligible dependent children as per Pre University Education policy. Coverage – 13 academic years for children who have not reached their 18th birthday; OR completed high school (whichever is later). Eligibility – children who are living with their family in Qatar and of 3-18 years of age or in senior year of high school studying a formal recognized curriculum approved by the Qatar Ministry of Education.

Moving Allowance: Provided.

Furniture: Fully furnished.

End of Service Benefits: One month’s basic salary for each completed year of service based upon final monthly basic salary.

Disability: Covered.

Dental: Covered.

Medical: Life & Medical Insurance are provided.

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