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Compass International School Doha

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CurriculumsIB, British, and International
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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: from: 62,117 ﷼
to: 68,342 ﷼
This school has more than one campus in Doha:
Madinat Khalifa Campus: Ages 5 to 18

Address: Al Baihaqi Street, Building 34, Zone 32, Street 926 Madinat Khalifa Doha, Qatar

Rayyan Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: Wadi al Ghusm Street, Building 14, Street 856, Zone 53 Al Rayyan Area Doha, Qatar

Gharaffa Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: 13 Al Waab Al Abareeq Street Building 55, Street No 670 Al Abareeq, Zone: 51 Al Gharaffa Area Doha, Qatar

Themaid Campus: Ages 3 to 15

Address: Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, Dutch, French, English as an Additional Language, Spanish.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

For applicants going into Early Years through Year 2 (ages 3 to 7), the school administers an in-class assessment only. For applicants going into Year 3 through Year 6 (ages 7 to 11), the school administers an online aptitude test and an in-class assessment. For applicants going into Year 7 through Year 13 (ages 11 to 18), the school administers an online aptitude test and a written English test. In all cases the school will request up to two years of previous school or nursery reports (if applicable) and may seek out a teacher recommendation from the applicant’s previous school.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

End of January

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes until end of January

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Future years will accommodate A-Levels and BTECs.

Results in these examinations

Compass students perform exceptionally well and show great progress year on year. In 2019, Compass International School Doha’s students achieved an average score of 32 points, the school’s highest ever average score. The average score was 8% higher than the IB global average of 29.63 points, widening the gap between Compass International School Doha and other IB schools around the world. This result also showcases the difference that Nord Anglia Education schools bring to students’ academic results.

2019 graduate Aisha Serpedin achieved 42 points out of a potential 45 points, placing in her in the top 2% of IDBP students globally. This is the level of attainment required to gain admission to the world's elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford.

Aisha’s achievement continues Compass’ strong record of academic excellence and year-on-year improvements. In the 2017/18 academic year, Compass graduate Audrey Palosse achieved 40 points, placing her in the top 8% of IBDP students globally and in the 2016/17 academic year, Mujahid Khan achieve 41 points, placing him in the top 4% of IBDP students globally.

In 2019, two Compass students were awarded ‘Top in Qatar’ by Cambridge International Education for the highest mark in Qatar for IGCSE subjects Coordinated Science and Art and Design.

School bus service available

External bus service provider

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


School start time

07:15 am

School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

Yes, teachers are on the playground before school and a classroom after school until 14:00 for late pick ups.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A wide range of afterschool Extra-curricular Activities (ECA) are offered each term including football, arts and crafts, music, fencing, chess, sailing, basketball, golf, horse riding, cricket, tag rugby, funky fitness, taekwondo, swimming squads and splash time, Lego, choir, dodgeball, maths catch up, Islamic Studies, French Club, Spanish Club, Danish Club, Story Club, Mad Science etc. Our on-site ECA clubs run from 13.30 until 14.30. They are available to book within the first week of each term.

School provided lunches

No students are required to bring a healthy packed lunch and snacks to school. At our new Themaid campus there is a cafeteria serving healthy meals, snacks and drinks.

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


Sports activities included

Swimming, Dance, Football, Basketball, Netball, Athletics, Gymnastics

Sports facilities at the school

Sports hall, swimming pool and outdoor courts. At our state of the art Themaid Campus we have some of the finest sports facilities in Qatar: 25 metre swimming pool, multi-purpose sports hall, dance studio and football pitch.

Indoor gymnasiums, swimming pool, covered netball / basketball courts, football fields available at our other campuses.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Compass International School Doha is one of Qatar’s leading schools providing the very best of British and international curricula for over ten years. As part of premium education provider Nord Anglia Education, Compass International School Doha offers your child a truly unique international learning experience.

Compass International School Doha is more than a school. It is a thriving community where your child will become the best version of themselves and where your child will see no limits to what they will achieve. Every child is encouraged to be ambitious in their learning and to exceed expectations. Each child is nurtured through personalised learning to build self-confidence and develop into ambitious learners and strong performers. We understand that it is important to develop social skills as well as academic success. Our students are inspired to think independently and critically, to evaluate and make judgments themselves and with their peers

Teaching approach of the school

A very warm welcome to Compass International School Doha. We have four campuses placed at various locations across the city. We operate as one school with one vision. We offer continuous education to serve the needs of our students from their first steps in our Early Years programme through to their final graduation on their way to top universities across the world.

The school is part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools with over 60 partner schools across the world. We support our students to achieve more than they may have thought possible through our shared commitment to personalised learning, enhanced with unique global opportunities and collaborations with world-leading organisations such as The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)and UNICEF. When combined with the outstanding teaching in our school, your child will succeed, thrive and enjoy learning with us.

We believe there is no limit to what every student can achieve - academically, socially and personally. Our school will encourage your child to reach for their dreams and try something new in every aspect of their education.

We take great pride in the care and support we offer children at the school. Our highly qualified teachers are committed to ensuring the best outcomes for your child and ensuring they are able to access the university and jobs of choice when graduating from the school.

We invite you to explore our website and to visit our campuses to discover more about the excellent opportunities available for your children at Compass International School Doha.

If you have any questions, please contact us at and we will be pleased to arrange for you to meet us in person so that we can show you why we are so proud of our students and our Compass Community.

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