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The English Modern School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 17
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: 39,080 ﷼

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

EMS has spacious modern classrooms that have been designed with learners in mind and are equipped with interactive whiteboards, internet access, LCD projectors, computers. In addition, there are five fully equipped science labs, three ICT computer labs.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Waiting list

EMS seeks to accept all students who apply and meet the requirements. Where seats are not available, applicants who meet the admission requirements are placed on the waiting list. Qualified siblings of EMS students on the waiting list will receive first priority. Thereafter, students on the waiting list are placed based on a first come first serve basis.

Entry evaluation for students

Applicants from Grade 1 to Grade 5 will be pre-screened for basic English reading and comprehension skills.
Admission assessment and interview for Grades 1 to 9.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The assessment will include English Literacy components (vocabulary, reading comprehension, spelling and writing) and Mathematics components (numeracy, operation, algebra and geometry).

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, AS and A Level

School bus service available


School start time

KG1 - KG2: 7:00
KG3 - G11: 7:05

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: Sunday to Thursday: 12:00
KG3 - G11: Sunday to Wednesday: 13:45, Thursday: 12:30

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Sports fields, an indoor Gym hall, large covered (shaded) play and teaching areas and swimming pool

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

EMS Doha is the first international school founded by the Almuftah Group; EMS Doha has provided a challenging academic program in English for international students, aged 3‐18, since 1991.
The English Modern School provides a challenging, internationally based education that aims to develop lifelong learners who are motivated to realize their full potential in a multi-cultural setting. EMS also focuses on six expected school-wide learning results, which are embedded into both the curricular and co-curricular programs:
- Effective Communicators
- Critical Thinkers
- Dynamic Achievers
- Ethical Individuals
- Global Citizens
- Independent Learners

Teaching approach of the school

English Modern School follows the Cambridge (Key Stage) Standards with Research-based Best Practices in all classrooms (KG – YR9). In Years 10 and 11, students will begin taking IGCSE coursework to prepare them for University. The main subjects areas are:

Core Subjects
Core subjects include English, Inquire based Mathematics, Inquiry based Science and Geography/Social Studies.

Foundation Subjects
Foundation subjects include History, Art, Physical Education and Global Studies.

Additional Subjects
Arabic, Islamic Studies, Qatar History, French, Drama.English Modern School offers IGCSE in Year 10 and 11 followed by the AS level programme in Year 12.

Summary of prices and fees

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

Yearly fees: 37,942 ﷼
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 1,138 ﷼
Total first year fees: 39,080 ﷼
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Address: Al Messila Doha Qatar