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Sunday December 17th 2017




Just as the free health care is provided to every citizen, the country also offers free education from kindergarten to college. The colleges and Universities from Canada and the United States have been opening satellite campuses in the country at Education City in Qatar, including the Carnegie Mellon University, Weill Medical College, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth University, College of North Atlantic Qatar and Texas A&M University.
Other educational centers in Qatar, other than at the Education City are:
Academic Bridge Program – A center which offers a university preparatory program, that aims to equip top caliber secondary school graduates for admission to degree programs.
The Learning Center – A school meant for average and above average students who have experienced academic problems. It assists students to develop compensatory skills for individual learning differences.
Qatar Academy – Comprises both primary and senior school for international education for boys and girls from pre-school level to university entrance. The Qatar Academy is accredited by US based New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and also the Europe based Council of International Schools.
Schools in Qatar
The primary and secondary education in Qatar is controlled by The Supreme Education Council and The Ministry of Education. The Supreme Education Council is gradually taking over from the Ministry of Education, and is establishing privately managed independent schools.
Many of the schools have better resources and equipment when compared to the Schools by the Ministry of Education, which also suffer from problems of indiscipline. The independent schools teach both Arabic and English. The Supreme Education Council is investing heavily in its teachers, and plans to switch over to English completely, in the coming years.
The private schools attract most expatriate children, and Qatar offers good choice and value for the money when it comes to education.
List of private schools in Qatar
Given below is the list of private schools in Qatar, though they are not all-inclusive.
Al-Jazeera Academy
Tel: +974 469 3777 Fax: +974 4682555
Comprises 4 schools:
•Early Learning Centre (pre-school and reception)
•The Primary School (years 1-6)
•The secondary girls school (years 7-13)
•The secondary boys school (years 7-13)
•Curriculum: International primary school, IGCSE for secondary school with option to follow IB diploma or Cambridge International Diplomas.
Cedars Tuturing programme
Tel: +974 4688192/ 583 0165
Location: off Al Afnan Street between Salwa Road and Haloul Street Offers additional tutoring, bridging programmes and intensive English courses to prepare students for English language schools
Compass International School
Tel: +974 487 7445 Fax: +974 487 7446
Address: PO Box 23479
Location: Waab Al Abareeq Street in Al Gharaffa (close to Education city) •Ages taught: 4-12 (with plans to raise the upper age limit to 18)
•The school is owned and operated by WCLS group(
Doha British Montessori School
Tel: +974 4445955/66 Fax: +974 4445977
Location: Al Soudan Roundabout Address: PO Box 6142, Doha, Qatar
•Ages taught: currently years reception – year 8 (years 9 and 10 from September 2007)
•Curriculum: National Curriculum for England and Wales
Doha College
Tel: +974 468 7379 Fax: +974 4685720
Email: Primary school: Secondary school:
Address: Doha College P.O. Box 7506 Doha Qatar
Location: On the new E ring road, near Qatar decoration roundabout on Salwa Road.
•Teaches from primary to secondary school
•Sponsored by the British Embassy
Doha English Speaking School
Tel: +974 487 0170 Fax +974 4875921
Address: PO Box 7660, Doha, Qatar
Ages taught: 3-10
Location: Near TV roundabout •Curriculum: National Curriculum of England
•Facilities include: covered swimming pool, music room, sporting facilities and playing field.
Doha Modern Indian School (Gems managed)
Tel: +974 4583121/122 Fax: +974 4583124
Address: PO box 47391, Doha, Qatar
Location: Abu Hamour, close to the Pakistani School
Curriculum: CBSE syllabus
Park House English School
Tel: +974 4633800 Fax: +974 4583785
Address: PO Box 22215, Doha, Qatar
Location: Wholesale Market Street
Ages taught: Primary School 3-11 years old
Comprehensive School Year 7-12 (check ages)
•Curriculum: Follows English and Welsh National Curriculum
•Facilities include science labs, I.T. suites, auditorium, heated swimming pool and sports facilities including football pitch.
Qatar Academy
Tel: +974 482 6666 Fax: +974 480 2769
Address: PO Box 1129, Doha, Qatar
Address: PO Box 1129, Doha, Qatar
Location: Education city Includes primary and secondary school.
•Curriculum: international baccalaureate.
•Features include: science labatories and art studios, 250 seat auditorium, library-media centre, 50m Olympic swimming pool and training pools + multi gym.
Qatar International School (British run)
Tel: +974 4833456 Fax: +974 4831096
Address: P.O.Box 5697, Doha, Qatar
Location: Dafna West Bay Area of Qatar next to French School and new Lebanese School
•Teaches ages 2 ½ – 17
•Teachers: U.K. trained
•Facilities include: swimming pool and sports facilities
The American School of Doha
Tel +974 4421377 Fax: +974 4420885
Address: PO Box 22090, Doha, Qatar
Location: SW Quadrant, Al Rayyan/Al Sudan District, E ring road
•Teachers: Include U.S., Canadian, Latin American, European and Arabic Teachers Teaches from elementary to high school.
The Cambridge School for boys and girls
Tel: +974 4696590/ 4690520 Fax: +974 4699278
Location: Al Madeed Street, Mamoura Area
•Ages taught: 3-18
•Curriculum: National Curriculum for England and Wales
The Gulf English School
Tel: +974 486 5367/ 487 3865 Fax: 4861256
Address: PO Box 2440, Doha, Qatar
Location: Al Gharaffa Street
Ages taught: 3-18
•Curriculum: International baccalaureate, Arabic and Islamic studies included
•Facilities include bus and swimming pools.
List of English schools in Qatar
•Doha American School of Doha
•British Council Qatar
•Direct English
•Doha English Speaking School
•Doha Montessori and British School
•ELS Language Center
•MES Indian School
•Middle East International School
•Qatar Academy
•Qatar International School
•The Cambridge School
•University of Qatar
Universities and Colleges in Qatar:
Carnegie Mellon University (Quatar) – is a branch of Carnegie Mellon University, and is located at Education City, near Doha in Qatar. It was founded in 2005, and offers degree from the Tepper School of Business and the School of Computer Science. Website
Texas A&M University (Quatar) – is a branch of Texas A&M University and is located in Doha at Qatar. The University offers undergraduate degrees in mechanical, chemical, electrical and petroleum engineering. Beginning 2007, even graduate programes and Master of Scince and Master of Engineering degrees will be offered.
University of Qatar – The University in Qatar is located on the northern outskirts of Capital Doha. The courses are mostly taught in Arabic (arts, social sciences and education courses) or in English (natural sciences, business courses and engineering courses). Websi
CHN University Doha Campus offers undergraduate courses in international hospitality management, leisure & tourism management etc
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