It gives me great pleasure, as the Acting Director of Qatar Academy Doha, to welcome you to our new and improved website. As you browse through our pages, you will find information that I hope will generate significant interest. You will learn about the school's history and development; the mission and vision; the broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; the details of the school’s structure; the calendar of events; the academic and extracurricular activities that we offer to students.
Qatar Academy Doha, founded in 1996, provides an exciting and enriching environment for our 1800 learners. Through the implementation of our new strategic plan, we focus our efforts on three pillars: Students, Teaching and Learning, and Community. We are confident that our students will live our vision while on their journey through Qatar Academy Doha and into their adult lives. Our approach to teaching and learning is guided by a respect for individual differences, by recognizing each student’s inherent capacity for growth and by creating learning situations that provide plenty of opportunity for student success. We strive for the highest academic standards by offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes. Our students find balance through their active participation in any one of the numerous after school activities and clubs, athletics, artistic and service learning opportunities.
We believe that diversity defines us, not divides us. Faces from diverse cultures collaborate each day in teaching and learning and in co-curricular activities, in order to promote cultural understanding and respect. Qatar Academy Doha encourages all students to reach their fullest potential, both inside and outside the classroom, so that its graduates can become self-reliant adults, able to function responsibly and successfully in a complex, rapidly changing world.
We welcome your interest in our school and look forward to maintaining communication with you, whether you are one of our current community members, alumni, prospective new parent or teacher.
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.