10 Best International Schools in Doha, Qatar

Are you looking for the right school in Qatar? We know how important it is to find the perfect school of your children, especially in Qatar where there a more than 300 International schools and it has become very difficult for parents to make the right decision on schooling in Qatar. In this post, We have mentioned some of the best schools in Doha, Qatar to make things easier for you.

The first formal school in Qatar officially began in 1956. Schools in Qatar are directly controlled by the Ministry of Education and the Supreme Education Council which is responsible for overseeing independent schools but the MOE is responsible for providing support to private schools in the country.

A list of the best international schools in Doha, Qatar

Qatar International School


Qatar International SchoolQatar International School is led and managed entirely by the British professionals and it strives to maintain the highest standards of the current English Education system, while we are supporting its Arabic culture and international context. Children are taught in Key Stages from Early Years and KS1 through to KS5 and examinations are taken in GCSE, IGCSE and A Levels using UK examination boards. A large number of students leaving QIS move onto 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 the UK trained and the school prides itself on ensuring it keeps up to date with the best international practice in education and learning. QIS recently became the first and only school in the Middle East to be accredited to deliver OLEVI training courses straight from the UK, such as The Outstanding Teacher’s Programme.

Established in: 1977

Curriculum: GCSE, IGCSE, A Levels

Gender:  Mixed (Co-Education)

Grade: KS1 to KS5, Primary & Secondary

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Email: info@qis.org

Phone Number: +974 4483 3456

Location: Qatar International School, PO.Box – 5697, United Nations Street, Doha – Qatar.

Compass International School Doha, Qatar


Compass International School QatarCompass International School is a British International school located over four campuses. We teach over 70 nationalities and provide global opportunities for all students. At Compass International School Qatar, we develop the best of the British and International curricula to provide stimulating education creating ambitious learners. This combined with our Global Classroom, IB Diploma, Sporting, and Expressive Arts Programmes, ensures that your child receives an approach to learning that raises them to higher levels of achievement. As part of the Nord Anglia Education Family – Nord Anglia has over four decades of experience in providing a premium international education, and in preparing students to become successful, confident adults. We blend the best elements of British and International curricula to create a learning program that develops your child’s potential and hones their talents.

Establishment: 2006

Curriculum: British, IG

Gender:  Mixed (Co-Education)

Grade: Early Year 1 to 13

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Email: info.mk@nais.qa

Rayyan Campus: +974 4034 9702

Madinat Khalifa Campus: +974 4034 9821

Location: PO Box 22463 Building: 34; 926 Al Baihaqi Street; Zone:32 Madinat Khalifa Doha, Qatar.

American School of Doha, Qatar


American School Doha QatarAmerican School of Doha was established in 1988 by the Embassy of the USA and prominent members of the Qatari community to meet the growing needs of students in Doha, and now, 30 years later, ASD has become one of the premier American international schools in the world. The diversity of cultures and backgrounds in our community is an exciting strength of the school, and the world-class facilities provide the best possible spaces for our committed teachers and coaches to inspire and educate students to become positive, active global citizens. Technology, music, art, physical education, theater, library, classroom and common spaces all communicate a message that learning is the core purpose and highly valued at American School of Doha. With the support of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors, the Leadership Team and the highly supportive parent community, ASD provides comprehensive programs and education which are second to none in the region.

Establishment: 1988

Curriculum: American

Gender:  Mixed (Co-Education)

Grade: Early Year 1 to 13

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Email: Admissions@asd.edu.qa

Phone Number: +974 4459 1500

Address: P.O. Box 22090 Al Bustan Street / E Ring Road, Al Waab / Al Soudan District SW Quadrant Doha, Qatar.

Swiss International School in Qatar

Swiss International School QatarThe Swiss International School in Qatar take great pride in the unique learning environment we provide for families in Doha. Children join a truly international school and a multilingual learning community and benefit from small class sizes and a wide range of extracurricular activities. As an international school, with the international values of Switzerland at the core, we take great pride in the academic offering we are bringing to families living in Qatar. Our dedication to providing an education for the future can be seen in our unique and truly international approach to learning.

Founded: 2006

Curriculum: IB

Gender:  Mixed (Co-Education)

Grade: Early Year 1 to 13

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Email: info@sisq.qa

Phone Number: +974 4036 3131

Location: Al Hashimiya Street Al Luqta Doha Qatar.

ACS International School Doha, Qatar

ACS Doha International School QatarACS International School Qatar is a renowned international education provider of over 50 years, and here in Doha, we are able to benefit from all that experience to provide an internationally focused curriculum and supportive learning environment to students of all abilities. We do this by providing the best there is in international programs and delivering them with commitment, passion and a real desire for each student to succeed. Our educational approach embraces the fact that every child comes to ACS Doha with his or her own hopes and aspirations. To meet these needs we believe it is important to encourage the pursuit of academic endeavor within a caring environment that promotes each student’s ability and learning style.

Founded: 1967

Curriculum: IB

Gender:  Mixed (Co-Education)

Grade: Early Year 1 to 12

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Email: doha-admissions@acs-schools.com

Phone Number: +974 4474 9000

Location: Al Oyoun Street Gharrafa District PO Box 200568 Doha, Qatar.

The Hamilton International School in Qatar

Hamilton International School Doha QatarThe Hamilton International School is an exciting new school in Doha with so much to offer your child. Our experienced and passionate team is committed to ensuring every child develops a love of learning and acquires the skills and knowledge they need for the future. Catering for children from ages 3 through to 10 (Pre-KG to Grade 5) in its first year of operation, Hamilton will grow each year, eventually becoming an all-through secondary school. As part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), The Hamilton International School leverages the very best and proven education practices from ISP’s many successful schools around the world, to ensure all children experience amazing learning.

Established in: 2019

Curriculum: IGCSE

Gender:  Mixed (Co-Education)

Grade: KG to Grade 12

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Email: info@this.qa

Phone Number: +974 4492 4343

Location: Mesaimeer Area (Near the Religious Complex) Doha, State of Qatar.

SEK International School Qatar


SEK International School QatarSEK Qatar can proudly say that it is a truly international school in Qatar with over 50 nationalities. The core of the SEK profile is to prepare our students to be capable of guiding their own futures and to becoming lifelong learners. To demonstrate our commitment towards this ambitious statement, SEK Qatar has been successfully accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is authorized to offer the three IB programs, Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). We are a community of learners, working together to prepare young people for the challenges of tomorrow through a broad and engaging curriculum, challenging our students to think critically and independently. Our dedicated international team of teachers and support staff are highly motivated and engaged in helping each of our students reach their full potential.

Established in: 2013

Curriculum: IB (International Baccalaureate)

Gender:  Mixed (Co-Education)

Grade: PYP, MYP & DP programmes.

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Email: admissions@sek.qa

Phone Number: +974 4012 7636

Location: Onaiza 65, Doha, Qatar.

International School of London, Qatar


International School of London in Doha QatarThe International School of London Qatar opened it’s doors to the students in August 2008 and it has deservedly earned a reputation, both locally and internationally, as a pioneering educational institution that is continually exploring the research that defines the process of effective learning. As well as striving to develop the academic potential of each and every one of our students, our teachers are committed to the school mission statement which sets out our goal of “developing a passion for life and learning that leads to the betterment of the world in which we live.” With over 70 different nationalities in the school, diversity is a cornerstone of our school. The International School of London, Qatar is striving to offer a truly “international education”, but recognizes that this is not simply a question of having different nationalities in the school.

Established in: 2008

Curriculum: IB (International Baccalaureate)

Gender:  Mixed (Co-Education)

Grade: Grade 5 to 12

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Email: rdanaf@islqatar.org

Phone Number: +974 4433 8600

Location: PO Box 18511, North Duhail, Doha, Qatar.

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