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IB and American
Ages 3 to 18

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CityDoha
CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 56,661 ﷼
to: 85,817 ﷼
Address: Building no 10 Street No 161 Area number/Zone 70 Al Kheesa Qatar
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Number of students

1070 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 70

Most common nationality

American, Canadian, British, Lebanese, Jordanian, Indian

Ratio of local students to international students

25%

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

EAL at ACS Doha serves the needs of non-English speaking students – from beginners to advanced levels – enabling them to reach a sufficient degree of proficiency in the English language to participate fully in our mainstream classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French and Spanish

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

ACS offers a fully integrated mobile learning programme at every age.
The adoption of mobile technology empowers both students and teachers with greater access to ‘instant’ learning capabilities, both in and outside of the classroom. Immediate benefits include an increase in active teacher facilitation, as well as a significant rise in student engagement and participation. The longer-term advantages are as dynamic and as individual as the people who make up the global learning community.

The nature of learning has changed and ACS embraces the reality that mobile technology is at the core of a new educational experience. With iPads for Grades PK3 to 2, laptops for Grades 1 to 11, and a bring-your-own Mac laptop programme for Grades 6 to 11, ACS pursues excellence in areas that are relevant to a progressive education, and life in the wider world beyond.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Since we are in Qatar, Muslims have to study Islamic Studies as per the ministry regulations

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Other students have language or advisory lessons during this time.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, American High School Diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support programme is designed to help students with mild learning difficulties advance in a mainstream school environment. The goal of the programme is to build students' self-awareness, confidence, and independent study habits so they can succeed in their coursework.

Learning support offered

Key support services are delivered via a combination of: in-class inclusion for core academic classes, specialised small group instructional sessions in mathematics and literacy fundamentals, study hall.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we have placement exams

Brief description of entry evaluation required

MAP - Measure of Academic program, this is an American Online exam

Waiting list

In some grades

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

7.30 am

School finish time

2.20 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

School bus service available

Yes to some parts of the city

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Uniform required

Only for PE

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers clubs to students in Grades 1 to 8 for an hour after school one day per week. There are usually two sessions with different choices each session. Club sessions vary depending on interests and demand. Offerings can include cooking, kickball, chess, swimming, crafts, book club, school shop, games, multicultural club, green team, etc.

Sports activities included

Net games - Badminton, Volleyball and Table Tennis
Striking games - Football (soccer) and Rounders
Movement - Gymnastics and performance movement
Aquatics - Swimming, Personal Survival and Life Saving
Track & Field Athletics
Integrated Fitness Programme

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

- 25-metre swimming pool and learners pool
- All-weather athletics track
- Fitness suite
- New generation artificial football pitch

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

ACS Doha is a co-ed, day school for ages 3 to 18, offering an Early Years Foundation, US-based curriculum and the prestigious IB MYP and IB Diploma.

Teaching approach of the school

ACS offers rigorous academic studies in English, mathematics, science, humanities, world languages, physical education and fine arts. The overall curriculum and instruction are based upon respect for individual learning styles, and understanding of the school's international student population.
ACS promotes high standards of scholarship, responsibility and citizenship in a supportive learning community. ACS success is built on the strong partnership between students, parents and staff in providing a positive and enjoyable educational experience.

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