Who We Are

Who We Are

Principal Steven 

Welcome to the Senior School

I am so pleased and honored to be the Principal at Qatar Academy Doha(QAD)and I  would like to welcome you to a truly incredible Senior School.  I look forward to meeting all the parents and getting to know the students and families.

Qatar Academy Doha is a world-class school.  We have exceptional international educators with significant experience from around the world, many with a length of experience here at Qatar Academy Doha . 

Our teachers love learning, and stay because we have wonderful, dedicated, committed, diverse students.  Students who achieve at the highest levels academically and attend some of the top post-secondary schools in the UK, US, Canada and Europe.

Our school facilities are second to none in the world as well.  Digital technology for presentation and learning is integrated throughout our school.  We have amazing science labs, exceptional art rooms, multiple media design spaces, music rooms, gymnasiums, an olympic pool, and a comfortable spacious building for classroom learning. 

Extracurricular programs include strong athletic programs and teams, world math competitions, robotics (BOTball), Model United Nations (MUN), musical theatre, academic games, international travel, and so much more. 

What brings our school together is the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for the Diploma Program (DP) and Middle Years Program (MYP). 

Students are prepared academically but also as internationally-minded, future leaders, who are caring, principled, community-minded global citizens.  This rigorous program is recognized as the leading university preparatory program worldwide.

We invite like-minded students to join or school for a wonderful experience in learning.  Please contact us to find out more about why we believe QAD offers the best academic learning experience in Qatar.

Steve Thompson
Senior School Principal

Roma Bhargava


Originally from India, Roma has worked in international education for over 12 years. She has worked in India, Kenya and most recently in Dubai. She is a passionate believer in the philosophy, mission and values of the International Baccalaureate programmes. Roma has extensive knowledge of IB, having led 4 IB World schools through the process of authorization prior to joining Qatar Academy Doha. She is also an IB workshop leader, examiner, school site visitor.

By profession, Roma is a teacher of Humanities and has taught Business and Management at DP level. She also worked as a DP Coordinator in her former school. After teaching all three programs, coordinating the MYP and DP in a few schools and being involved in IB initiatives, her IB knowledge is extensive. She is constantly thinking of ways to improve student achievement. Recently her article Instructional Leadership: An effective means to building professional capital, was published in the book “The teacher researcher”.

Roma Bhargava

MYP Coordinator



IB DP Coordinator

A Lebanese-Australian educator and mom of two, Zeina has come to hold the position of IB DP coordinator at QAD as of 2019 equipped with over 25 active years of versatile, international education experience.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics and formal training as a High School Mathematics Teacher, she worked for the Department of Education of New South Wales on several district projects before making the decision to move with her family overseas. She taught and coordinated Math in schools in Australia, Qatar and Lebanon, but the last 13 years of her career have been at Qatar Academy Doha, where she has been fortunate to explore and engage in the IB DP program from its head start.

Having been a grade level leader and advisor, and being an IB mathematics examiner and IA moderator, she continually fostered positive relationships with students and their families over the duration of her tenure at QAD. In her new capacity as IB DP coordinator, she will work with the grades 11 and 12 teams towards supporting students to become life-long learners and active participants in the construction of knowledge.

An avid life-long learner herself and a believer in on-going professional development, Zeina has accumulated numerous hours of training and capacity building and is looking forward to helping QAD students achieve their full potential.

Zeina Jawad

IB DP coordinator