International, American curriculum
Ages 12 to 18

Michael E. Debakey High School

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CurriculumInternational, American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 12 to 18
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: 52,700 ﷼

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Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish, German

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Applicants are invited and required to complete a diagnostic test.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Michael E. DeBakey High School at Qatar encourages families to begin the application process as early as possible. The application must be completed and supplemental application forms submitted, no later than June 1, to be guaranteed consideration in the first round of screening .

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

AP Exam

School bus service available


School start time

7:15 am

School finish time

2:15 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Cooking, piano, recycle club, chess, knitting and embroidery, school crafts and decorations club, Islamic club, scrabble, photography, essay writing, cricket, robotics and programming, debating and public speaking, math

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Michael E. DeBakey High School – Qatar (DHSHP at Qatar) is a branch campus of the DeBakey High School for Health Professions (DHSHP) in Houston, Texas, USA. DHSHP is an award winning high school, offering students a college preparatory curriculum in science, mathematics, and medical science. It is an alternative to the traditional high school experience that prepares students for careers in medicine and science. In collaboration with the Outstanding Schools Oversight Committee (OSOC) of the Supreme Education Council (SEC), DHSHP was invited to bring the first medical science focused high school in the Middle East.

Teaching approach of the school

DHSHP at Qatar campus offers a U.S. curriculum including extensive Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The program will serve students in grades 7 – 12. The Seventh and Eighth Grade Academy focuses on preparing students for the rigorous high school curriculum in grades 9 – 12. Beginning with the graduating class of 2013, Michael E. DeBakey High School – Qatar will offer these students a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, which includes five years of science and mathematics, courses in engineering and technology along with an excellent introductory study of medicine. Students will have the opportunity to have experiences with medical professionals as well as earn credit through on-line “Virtual School” courses, dual credit courses with local universities and college credit through AP exams.

Summary of prices and fees

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

Yearly fees: 47,100 ﷼
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 5,600 ﷼
Total first year fees: 52,700 ﷼
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Address: Al Messila Doha Qatar