Doha
American curriculum
Ages 3 to 17

GEMS American Academy Qatar

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 17
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees: 56,700 ﷼

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in QAR

Yearly fees: 53,000 ﷼
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 3,700 ﷼
Total first year fees: 56,700 ﷼
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School Information

Number of students

1550

Max. number of students per class

Kindergarten: 22
Higher grades: 25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Specialist teach for students whose first language is not English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and projector, and each teach has a laptop in order to make maximum use of multimedia facilities. Laptops and iPads are supported with the latest operating systems and educational software technology.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Homework will depend on grade level, subject matter, and in-class work load. There is no set amount of time per night/week.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment and/or interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Assessments in Math and English.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Specialist teach and assistants

School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

Kindergarten: 2:30 pm
G1 - G10: 2:45 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, reading club, computer club, sewing, choir, basketball, volleyball, Spanish, theatre, cultural dance, art club, French, fitness, yoga, ballet, chess, lego, math

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

GEMS American Academy has a comprehensive physical education program, which emphasizes both physical and social development. Physical education is a continuous process to motivate each student to make wise choices. Through this program students demonstrate an understanding of sportsmanship, cooperation, respect for and acceptance of self and others, self-discipline and confidence. Emphasis is on concepts of safety, knowledge of rules and game strategies, and the promotion of lifelong physical fitness. GEMS American Academy provides a wide variety of physical experiences using diverse equipment and facilities.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor play room, dance studio, multipurpose sports hall, rooftop sports court, football pitch, covered play area.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The GEMS American Academy of Qatar is a global community where enthusiastic students, dedicated teachers, and supportive parents are all working together to develop a new generation of life-long learners, ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century. These children will become the innovators and leaders of the future; American Academy is preparing them to excel at creative problem-solving. The school is collaborative and caring. It is resilient and resourceful. And it is honored to serve at this cross-roads of cultures in Qatar, where past and future meet in a present moment that is, like our students, dynamically growing and evolving. An enhanced American curriculum provides the framework for our educational program, with a balance of academic rigor and a broad range of extra-curricular experiences to cultivate social, emotional, artistic and physical competencies. American Academy knows that an engaging program, full of inquiry, exploration, conversation, and discovery is its own reward for children.

Teaching approach of the school

GEMS Education’s multi-faceted approach to learning prepares students for the rigors of higher learning and equips them with the skills and versatility they require for professional employment.

GEMS values-driven education is expressed through GEMS four core values which are woven into every curricula offered by GEMS Schools and are at the core of our DNA. They are not symbolic, the school lives and breathes them. GEMS encourages independent learning, empowering students to take on responsibility. Through its values the students become confident, tolerant, resilient people of integrity, capable of both leadership and compassion. Through the CSR initiatives, GEMS students also develop a social conscience. They are taught the values and responsibilities needed to become active members of the community, something which the modern world is desperate for.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: registrar_aaq@gemsedu.com
Address: Al Wukair Qatar