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American School of Doha

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 89,416 ﷼
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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 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 89,416 ﷼
Address: American School of Doha Al Bustan St Doha Qatar
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Number of students

2249

Number of nationalities represented in the school

73

Most common nationality

American

Ratio of local students to international students

12% local students

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

In every classroom in Pre-kindergarten to Grade 2; shared in other divisions of the school

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, Spanish and French

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated in all subject areas; we use a 1 to 1 laptop model

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The suggested amount of time varies, based on the grade level of the student

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Prekindergarten to Grade 2 assessments will take place with the elementary school counselor or teacher, and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist prior to an acceptance decision being made. Depending on the age and grade level of your child, the assessment will vary from readiness skills, to a math, reading, and writing assessment. An assessment to determine your child's level of English may also be given. Middle school students applying for Grades 6 through 8 will be asked to sit the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment, for both mathematics and reading comprehension, as well as provide a written essay.High school students applying for Grades 9 through 12 will be asked to sit the MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment in reading comprehension, a mathematics placement exam, as well as provide a written essay.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The American School of Doha has a rolling admission process, which means that applications are accepted, and students are admitted throughout the academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

External examinations or assessments available

PSAT, SAT, AP and IB exams

Results in these examinations

Are results are very positive as our graduating students are admitted to many of the top colleges and universities throughout the world

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

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

We offer prayer rooms for our Muslim students and faculty

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Admission for students needing limited support will be determined on a case by case basis, and is dependent upon whether a particular student's needs match the level of support available. ASD does not offer the full continuum of special education programs as mandated by law for public schools in the United States. ASD has limited resources to support students who, due to severe disabilities (i.e. learning, physical, and/or behavioral), require major staffing, curricular, or assessment modifications.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Differentiation is provided to students within the classroom setting

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:00 a.m.

School finish time

3:00 p.m. except on Tuesdays the school day ends at 12:30 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Our school provides numerous after school activities to students beginning in first grade. These ASA activities and sports take place from 3-4 pm for all elementary students. Middle School and High School students also have opportunities in the Arts, Clubs, as well as Athletics.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Students participate in physical education from elementary through high school. High School students may also register for courses such as "Sports for Life" or "Strength and Conditioning"

Sports facilities at the school

Our school has four different gymnasiums, two natural grass soccer pitches, two swimming pools, and a "Learner's Pool"

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our elementary students participate in the QPPSSA League, and our Middle School students participate in the QUESS League. Our High School students take part in the MESAC League

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our school is a learning focused school. ASD is a school where the feel of community is real, where students learn and develop in a safe, nurturing, creative atmosphere; where dedicated educators teach in a professional manner; and where administrators realize that caring is as important to the heart, as knowledge is to the mind.

Teaching approach of the school

We strive to enable our students to transfer their “school learning” into their lives beyond school, ensuring that they become successful and engaged life-long learners. We are focused on meeting each child at their level and providing them with opportunities to grow.

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