Welcome to Qatar Academy Doha,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to our website where you are able to find out about our school whose vision is to empower our students to achieve academic excellence and to be responsible citizens.
Qatar Academy Doha was the first school to be founded by Qatar Foundation in 1996 and thus we are approaching our first quarter century. In that time the school has developed an impressive reputation for academic excellence, for enabling all students to fulfill their talents and for the sense of serving the community which underpins the philosophy and mission of the school.
We provide the same quality of education for children of all ages starting with our youngest students in the Early Education Center which uses the Creative Curriculum, a play-based approach where children are active participants and co-constructors in their learning. This blends seamlessly into the three programs of the International Baccalaureate – the Primary Years, the Middle Years and the Diploma Programs. These strong educational programs are united through the Learner Profile and by the fact that they encourage the students to take the lead in their learning and to think for themselves.
Our curricula are enriched by strong Arabic and Islamic Studies teaching. Our Arabic speaking students are able to deepen their understanding of the heritage of the country through the study of Qatar History. The blend of English and Arabic studies ensures that our students are fully prepared for immersion in their communities, while being confident to study and work overseas.
Our experienced international and local faculty encourage our students to seek boundless horizons by knowing themselves and in understanding one another. A wide variety of extra-curricula activities broaden the learning experience of so many students as they represent the school in sport, academic games, international competitions, the model United Nations etc. We are proud of the way our students have represented our school and the country.
This is a dynamic place and only a portion of what we have to offer can be conveyed through the pages of the website. Above all, from reading the website one cannot get the sense of optimism and support which are the hallmarks of our community and which bind us together. We welcome you to visit the school to experience this for yourself.
Qatar Academy offers a rigorous program encompassing an international English-medium education, Arabic and Islamic studies. The Qatar Academy community supports and challenges students to be critical thinkers, and active and contributing members of society through learning experiences serving the needs, interests and learning styles of each student.
Empowering students to achieve academic excellence and be responsible citizens.
Qatar Academy is part of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Qatar Foundation is governed by the Executive Board of Directors, which serve as the governing authority that appoints the Board of Advisers for Qatar Academy.
The Board and the school's senior administrators meet monthly throughout the school year to deal with major management issues and to affirm its commitment to provide the highest possible standard of education to its students.
Dr. Ahmed K. Elmagarmid
Dr. Elmagarmid is the Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a national research institute under Hamad bin Khalifa University, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Since his appointment in 2010, Dr. Elmagarmid has driven the Institute’s vision to bring positive impact to citizens and society by focusing on large-scale computing challenges that address national priorities for growth and development.
Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin J. Al-Thani
Dr. Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Thani is Director of Public Health Department at the Ministry of Public Health since 2008. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar.
Dr. Noora Hamad Fetais
Dr. Noora Fetais is the Director of KINDI Center for Computing Research at Qatar University (QU). She is also an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Qatar University. Dr. Noora holds a PhD in Informatics from the University of Sussex (UK) and MSc with distinction in Object-Oriented Software Technology from the University of Brighton (UK). She is a member of the first batch of Qatar Leadership Center (Current and Future Leaders Program 2011-2013), and is currently holding various professional positions including; Vice Chair of IEEE-Qatar Section, Qatar Ambassador of Women in Data Science (WiDS) at Stanford University, among others. Dr. Noora was the first Women to chair the Faculty Senate of Qatar University.
Qatar Academy's Annual Report is now available online. As the school's 21st academic year comes to a close, the Annual Report highlights Qatar Academy's academic achievements, sports, student life, graduation and university acceptances. The magazine is a celebration of Qatar Academy's success this year.