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The Hamilton International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
Yearly fees (G5): 70,000 ﷼
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 70,000 ﷼
Address: Building 1 Mesaimeer 23512، Doha, Qatar
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Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, all our teachers are Native English speakers

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have a range of ECAs and support classes students may participate in.

Use of technology in the classroom

Our Information and Communications Technology (ICT) offerings are among the best in Doha, with some of the best digital learning technology available, including virtual reality and augmented reality.

Students will have opportunities to develop their media skills by producing short films and news segments for THIS TV, broadcast daily throughout the school. Projects will come alive in the MakerSpace STEM Lab where students can use their creativity to showcase what they have learned.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

We promise that:
Your children will love coming to our school;
We will actively build a strong parent/school partnership through regular communication and we will keep you informed every step of the way;
Your children will learn at levels that will amaze both them and you;
Your children will leave our school able to move confidently into the next stage of their lives, becoming true global citizens who will make an impact on the world;
Our broad curriculum will inspire your children to be innovative, resilient and critical thinkers;
Our school will be at the heart of the community with a shared sense of purpose.

Uniform required

We want students to feel a sense of belonging and pride and to represent the school in an appropriate manner whilst still wearing clothes that are comfortable and suitable. Students should maintain a modest, neat and clean appearance at all times. Our comfortable and smart school uniform is mandatory for all pupils.
Find out more on https://hamiltoninternationalschool.qa/uniform/

Entry evaluation for students

Our admissions policy has been written to ensure that the school is following fair and appropriate procedures regarding the selection of children.

STEP 1 Submit your application:

Register your interest now for Pre-KG to Grade 5, and we will send you an application form. You can also contact our Head of Admissions & Marketing, Virginia Greene, with any questions on +974 3329 6569 or admissions@this.qa.

STEP 2 Meet and greet:
Once we have reviewed your application, we will invite you to meet with us to give you the opportunity to ask questions about the school and understand more about us. This meeting is also a chance for us to learn and understand what is important to you and your family. We will engage your child in a range of activities appropriate to their age and stage of development so that we can get to know them.

STEP 3 Securing your child’s place:
We will contact you as soon as possible after the visit. Once you receive an offer, you have one week to complete registration and to pay the registration fee to secure your place. The registration fee is 5,000 QAR. This fee is non-refundable. By this stage, your child’s documents will have all been submitted.

STEP 4 Starting school:
The school fees should be cleared for the term before the first day of school. Placement of our students in their new class is carried out by our teachers and senior team, and you will be invited into school before term begins to meet us and to find out about the day-to-day running of our new school. We then look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Our deadline will extend to the end of September, 2019 for the new 2019/2020 academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, depending on a case-to-case basis.

External examinations or assessments available

We offer an innovative and exciting bespoke international curriculum through the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

The IEYC and IPC curriculum is taught in over 2,000 schools and 98 countries, making it a truly global and international curriculum. The school will offer a NEASC accredited US High School Diploma or IB Diploma to students who are preparing for entry into the best international universities.

Kindergarten Years
Pre-Kindergarten (PreK), KG 1 and KG 2 will follow the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). The IEYC uses international best practices, holistic inquiry and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development.

Elementary Grades
Elementary Grades will follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), an internationally recognized and renowned curriculum. It is a comprehensive, thematic curriculum which is creative, develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning. The Mathematics and English basics will be guided by the English National Curriculum, with rigorous learning goals, in these subjects. Arabic, Islamic and Qatar History will be taught in line with the Qatar National Standards.

Middle School Grades
The Middle School Grades will incorporate the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), which is a challenging, internationally minded and concept-focused curriculum. The IMYC encourages creative and critical thinking skills in a thematic based curriculum to develop active and engaged learners. With specific subject and personal learning goals, it provides a clear structure to develop knowledge, skills and understanding whilst connecting subject learning to their own cultural context. Mathematics and English basics will continue to be guided by the English National Curriculum along with the subjects required for Qatar and their guidelines.

Senior Grades
Students in Grades 9 and 10 will be able to choose to complete the IGCSE exams or they can follow the school-based curriculum which will be accredited by NEASC, a US accreditation organization. Students in Grades 11 and 12 will continue to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) curriculum or they can pursue the school-based curriculum. Students will be able to choose to complete country-specific exams, such as the SAT if required by their university of choice. Both pathways will provide The Hamilton International School graduates with a school-based High School Diploma, accredited by NEASC, a US accreditation organization. This diploma will prepare them for and allow entrance into universities around the world.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Arabic Language Studies
Learning Arabic is crucial for both cognitive development and the maintenance of cultural identity. Our Arabic curriculum is concept and enquiry-based in line with the Qatar National Curriculum and Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE). Arabic is compulsory for Arab nationals, and Arabic as a foreign language is required for students through to Grade 9.

Successful learning in these subjects, as any other subject, depends heavily on high quality teaching. Just as we will enhance the curriculum in other subjects, we will also ensure the learning of Arabic is inspiring and relevant to students. Our Arabic colleagues will work hand-in-hand with English class teachers to ensure a consistent experience for children, and equally amazing progress. The Hamilton International School provides the highest possible standard of Arabic through guided reading and talking for writing to develop students’ skills by using 21st century skills in teaching.

Islamic Studies
It is compulsory for all Muslim students to study Islamic Studies. In the Islamic studies, we will develop the students into independent, responsible citizens by using a ‘skills-based’ approach.

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

It is only compulsory for all Muslim students to study Islamic Studies.

School bus service available

Yes, the bus will update new areas in September 2019 for the new 2019/2020 academic year on the main Hamilton website.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Hamilton International School will be opening its doors to its inaugural class on August 25, 2019. The school has world-class facilities to encourage and support all needs possible for all our students. Please contact our Head of Admissions & Marketing, Virginia Greene, on +974 3329 6569 for more details.

Learning support offered

Please contact our Head of Admissions & Marketing, Virginia Greene, on +974 3329 6569 for more details.

School start time

Our school day starts at 7:40 am. You can view the School Day schedule on https://hamiltoninternationalschool.qa/school-day/

School finish time

For Pre-KG and KG 1 students, the day ends at 12:30 pm.
For KG 2 - Grade 5 students, school ends at 12:45 pm.
Depending on ECA's your child/ward are enrolled in, we finish by 3 pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We are a brand new purpose-built school with world-class facilities, including Doha's largest school-based theater to host music and arts performances, multiple sports facilities including a professional standard football pitch and athletics track, ICT suites equipped with the latest digital learning technology, and incredible outdoor learning spaces.

School provided lunches

Yes, please contact the Admissions team on https://hamiltoninternationalschool.qa/enquire-now/ to find out more.

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

Yes, please contact the Admissions team on https://hamiltoninternationalschool.qa/enquire-now/ to find out more.

Sports activities included

We have a variety of sports and physical activities for our students, utilizing our world-class facilities. Please contact the Admissions team on https://hamiltoninternationalschool.qa/enquire-now/ to find out more.

Sports facilities at the school

A dedicated indoor sports center with a full-sized basketball court, two swimming pools, tennis courts, dance studios and a fitness center, as well as seating for large sporting events.
Outside sporting facilities include a professional standard football pitch and an athletics track that will set a new standard for schools in Doha.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

High-quality international curriculum
We will offer a high quality bespoke international curriculum in the early (IEYC) and Primary, and our students will graduate with an IB Diploma and/or a High School Diploma accredited by NEASC, a US accreditation organization, preparing our students for the best international universities.

World-class campus and facilities
We are a brand new purpose-built school with world-class facilities, including a theater to host music and arts performances, multiple sports facilities, ICT suites equipped with the latest digital learning technology, and incredible outdoor learning spaces.

Amazing Learning is our core purpose
Wherever you think your child might be in any subject or area, we assure you that they will do better than you can ever imagine possible.

Native English-speaking teachers
Our teachers are all native English speakers, bringing with them many years of international school experience.

Safety, wellbeing and happiness is of utmost importance
We will ensure this is at the forefront of everything we do. We will be a truly inclusive community school – we embrace the individuality and cultural identity of every child.

Music and the arts will be celebrated in our school
We will nurture a fully-fledged music, arts and performing arts program, giving every child the opportunity to explore their creativity and develop their confidence.

Teaching approach of the school

Amazing Learning
You will see learning that will amaze you. Wherever you think your child might be in any subject or area, we will do all we can to allow them to do better than you can ever imagine possible.
The Hamilton International School embraces the individuality of every learner. We support student learning through a robust, children-focused curriculum, and enriching extra-curricular programs. The Hamilton International School focuses relentlessly on each child’s ability to amaze. Whether through mentoring, enrichment or personalized study, we recognize and nurture each student’s gifts and talents so that they amaze themselves and inspire others.

“Amazing learning is central to everything we do at The Hamilton International School.”

We are a lively, busy, happy and hardworking school where we support our students to develop a love of learning and achieve to the best of their ability. Through our enriched and flexible international curriculum, our teachers work continuously to inspire children.

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