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.
Empowering students to achieve academic excellence and be responsible citizens.
Qatar Academy offers a rigorous program encompassing an international English-medium education, strong Arabic and Islamic Studies. The QA 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.
At Qatar Academy Doha we are SAFE, RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE learners.
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.
HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani
HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani has been President of the Qatar Olympic Committee since 2015. An experienced sports administrator, he has held positions as President of the Organising Committees of the Qatar 2015 Men’s Handball World Championships and the 2012 Asian Handball Championships, as well as Vice-President of Al Sadd Sport Club (2009- 2012), the most successful multi-sport club in Qatar.
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 and Qatar University. He developed programs to protect the health of individuals, families and community in Qatar. He placed a high priority in developing the first Public Health Strategy 2017-2022 in Qatar. He is continually conducting clinical research studies in the most ethical and safest manner possible to develop an integrated approach to health prevention and promotion. He has more than 30 scientific publications in Diabetes, Environmental health, Road safety, Communicable diseases, obesity…
Dr. Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Thani has headed number of national committees including the National Preventive Health Committee, which aims to address the many facets of transitioning from a curative to a preventive health focus and to ensure a robust preventive health governance system is in place.
Dr. Ahmed K. Elmagarmid
Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid is the founding executive director of the Qatar Computing Research Institute. Prior to joining Qatar Foundation in 2010, he served as Chief Scientist in Hewlett- Packard and Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University where he is now an emeritus professor.
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.
MR. SALEH AL-MANA
Saleh is the Vice President and Director for Government and Public Affairs at ExxonMobil Qatar ltd. He received B.S. in Political Science from Portland State University in 1981, and began his career with the former Ministry of Finance and Petroleum in 1982 as an economic researcher. Saleh took part in a three month course at the OPEC headquarters in 1983 and represented Qatar at OPEC meetings with the Qatari delegation during 1983-1986. In 1986, Saleh joined Amoco Qatar Production Company as Public Affairs Specialist responsible for community programs and facilitating senior management meetings, a role he assumed until 1992.
Engr. Mohammed Yaser Al-Mosallam
Engr. Mohammed Yaser Al-Mosallam is currently appointed as the Acting Director of the CEO Office of Qatar Investment Authority.
Engr. Mohammed Yaser Al-Mosallam has an extensive experience in many projects in other companies prior to joining in QIA, to wit:
He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Mrs. Buthaina Al Nuaimi
Ms. Buthaina Al Nuaimi joined Qatar Foundation in 2006 and held several positions at its Education Division and was a founding member of eight schools under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation.
Ms. Al Nuaimi holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Paris in Qatar, a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Education in English from Qatar University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Educational Leadership and Management from the Institute of Education, University of London.
Mr. Stuart Leeming
Mr. Stuart Leeming is the Executive Director for Qatar Foundation Schools.
Stuart has led two multi-academy trusts in the UK as CEO as well as holding senior leadership positions in the UK private sector. He is a member of the Advisory Council of New Schools Network and the Alumni Board of the British Council, and has extensive school governance experience.
A chemist by training, Stuart is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has taught chemistry (A-Level and IB) and physics, and has developed integrated science curricula (STEM). He has led the development of novel curricula too; a bespoke curriculum for a newly established, alternative model Junior School and the adaptation of the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) to the English National Curriculum. With a strong background in the education of gifted students, Stuart nevertheless has a particular interest in Special Education Needs & Disabilities, and specific learning differences. He has overseen the development of academic tracking methodology and its use in improving student performance, and is a passionate advocate for student care and welfare.
Stuart is married to Fiona, a Classicist, teacher and author, and they have one daughter.
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.