Qatar International School is an English-speaking private day school located in Doha, the capital city of the State of Qatar. The school follows the latest National Curriculum of England and Wales for students ranging between 3 and 18 years of age. Qatar International School was founded by the Owner Sheikh Ali bin Ahmed bin Thani Al Thani and the first Principal, Mrs Griffin in 1977, making it one of the first British schools in Qatar.
From its very small beginnings nearly 40 years ago it has now grown into one of the largest and most successful schools in the country with nearly 1,700 students on role. The school is led and managed by British professionals and it strives to maintain the highest standards of the current British Education system, whilst also supporting its Arabic culture and international context. Children are taught in Key Stages from KS1 through to KS5 and examinations are taken in GCSE, IGCSE and A Levels using UK examination boards. The vast majority of students leaving QIS move on to Higher Education in leading universities all over the world but most especially the UK, USA, Canada, UAE and Qatar itself. The vast majority of teaching staff are UK trained and the school prides itself on ensuring it keeps up to date with the best international practice in education and learning. In 2001 the school moved to its current, purpose built campus in the Diplomatic Quarter of Dafna, adjacent to the impressive skyscrapers and business centre of West Bay.
Here, under the ownership of the founder??s son Sheikh Khalid bin Ali bin Ahmad Al Thani, the school continues to thrive, expanding and developing its excellent specialist facilities, which include science laboratories, ICT suites, a swimming pool, playing fields, and a large sports hall.
Our student body is truly international, with over 60 different nationalities represented within the current cohort. While the teaching staff is predominantly British and the curriculum is taught in English, the school is adept at integrating students from a wide variety of cultural and academic backgrounds. We hope you will enjoy browsing our website and we look forward to possibly welcoming you to the school in future.