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From preschool to high school, we offer various programs ranging from IB-accredited school systems to specialized schools that ensure every child gets the education they need.

Admissions for Qatar Academy Schools

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Qatar Academy schools follow IB curricula and offer rigorous programs encompassing an international English-medium education, as well as strong Arabic and Islamic studies. We designed these schools 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.

Qatar Academy Doha (QAD)

Qatar Academy Doha is the largest school in the Qatar Foundation family, with over 1,900 students. It is organized administratively into a Primary School, Middle School, and High School, with an Early Education Center (EEC) for children as young as 6 months of age.

Grade Levels: Early Education to Grade 12 Type: Co-educational (Grades Preschool to 5, 11 to 12), Separate (Grades 6 to 10) Primary Language: English Apply to Qatar Academy Doha
Qatar Academy Al Khor (QAK)

Qatar Academy Al Khor was established to serve the needs of the Al Khor community in the north of Qatar. It educates over 1,300 (predominantly local) students.

Grade Levels: Preschool to Grade 12 Type: Co-educational (Grades Preschool to 5 , 11 to 12), Separate (Grades 6 to 10) Primary Language: Arabic and English (Grades Preschool to 5), English (Grades 6 to 12) Apply to Qatar Academy Al Khor
Qatar Academy Al Wakra (QAW)

Qatar Academy Al Wakra was founded to serve the needs of the rapidly growing Al Wakra coastal community. Currently, it serves over 1,300 students from preschool to Grade 11 and is continuing to expand by one grade level each year.

Grade Levels: Preschool to Grade 11 Type: Co-educational (Preschool to 5) and Separate (Grades 6 to 11) Primary Language: English and Arabic Apply to Qatar Academy Al Wakra
Qatar Academy Sidra (QAS)

Qatar Academy Sidra is a rapidly growing school, currently serving over 500 students that represent over 40 nationalities. Located in Education City, QAS celebrates international mindedness and enquiry-based learning.

Grade Levels: Preschool to Grade 12 Type: Co-educational Primary Language: English Apply to Qatar Academy Sidra
Qatar Academy Msheireb (QAM)

Qatar Academy Msheireb was established in 2014 as an innovative dual language Early Years and Primary school. An authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school, QAM serves over 400 students from preschool to Grade 5, after which students graduate to continue their education at other local or Qatar Foundation schools.

Grade Levels: Preschool to Grade 5 Type: Co-educational Primary Language: English and Arabic Apply to Qatar Academy Msheireb

Admissions for Specialized Schools

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We think all children should study at a place that allows them every opportunity to thrive. That’s why, in addition to our outstanding Qatar Academy schools, we’ve developed some specialized programs for those looking beyond the norm.

Awsaj Academy

Awsaj Academy is a specialized 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, it ensures that students receive the necessary behavioral and academic interventions to close learning gaps. It is the only school of its kind in Qatar.

Grade Levels: K to Grade 12 Type: Co-educational Primary Language: English Apply to Awsaj Academy
Academic Bridge Program

Academic Bridge Program 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.

Grade Levels: Post-High School Type: Co-educational Primary Language: English Apply to Academic Bridge Program
Qatar Leadership Academy

Qatar Leadership Academy is a residential school that promotes personal growth in young men by engaging them in an environment that fosters excellence in academics, leadership, athletics, and character.

Grade Levels: Grades 7 to 12 Type: All boys Primary Language: English Apply to Qatar Leadership Academy
Qatar Music Academy

Qatar Music Academy 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.

Ages: 4 to 18 Apply to Qatar Music Academy
Renad Academy

Renad Academy is a school that helps Qatari children who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It provides education and specialized services to students, and training and support to parents. The school presently serves students aged 3 to 7 years, but each successive year, it will add a higher grade level until students of all ages can be served.

Grade Levels: Preschool to Grade 2 Type: Co-educational Primary Language: English Apply to Renad Academy
Qatar Academy for Science and Technology

Qatar Academy for Science and Technology is a newly opened school that specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The program focuses on academics, hands-on science skills, and innovative thinking. Starting from Grade 9, the first two years of the program focus on core areas: technology, communication, and collaboration. In the third and fourth years, students begin with the International Baccalaureate Careers Program (IBCP).

Grade Levels: Grades 9 to 12 Type: Co-educational Primary Language: English Apply to Qatar Academy for Science and Technology
Academyati

Academyati is an innovative school that uses an unconventional curriculum based on each student's interests. By exposing children to experiences and quests as a way of learning, Academyati aims to fuel children's independence, empathy, curiosity, and creativity through their educational journey.

Grade Levels: Multi-age groupings for children aged 3 to 6 years Type: Co-educational Primary Language: English and Arabic Apply to Academyati
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.

Grade Levels: Preschool to Grade 1 Type: Co-educational Primary Language: Arabic and English Apply to Tariq Bin Ziad School
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