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Thanks to a thriving economy and huge state-backed cultural investments, Doha is very much a city on the rise. Its residents enjoy the highest per capita income in the world, and the 2022 World Cup will surely cement its place as not only a major Middle Eastern city, but as a global hub too.

The majority of Qatar’s 2.6 million population lives in Doha, and over 75% of the city’s residents are expats. If you’re planning on relocating your family to this ever-evolving desert metropolis, then you’ll be glad to know that thanks to the large expat population, there’s a wide range of international schools to choose from.

Although it is more Westernised than other major cities in the Middle East, traditional Muslim culture prevails in Doha. That means that along with the working week, the school week runs from Sunday to Thursday. English is the language of instruction in most international schools, but Arabic is commonly offered as an additional language.

There is also a large Indian expat population in the city, so you’ll find plenty of schools offering the Indian curriculum as well as the International Baccalaureate, and British and American curricula. With 81 international schools in the capital however, you’ll most definitely find something to suit your child’s educational needs.

International school sizes tend to be large in Doha - it’s not uncommon for schools to have over 1,000 pupils. However class sizes are small by comparison, with between 20-30 students per class (often less).

The school day starts at around 7am. Lessons finish in the early afternoon, leaving some time for extracurricular activities. Again due to the wide range of international schools on offer in Doha, you’ll surely find a school that can accommodate your child’s interests and hobbies here.

Doha is the central hub for just about everything in Qatar - the surrounding regions and cities are still developing. Therefore all international schools are located in Doha itself. Public transport is by no means extensive, but several schools offer a school bus service. Otherwise, you will need to factor travel times and location into your choice of school.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Doha. However, there are another 71 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Doha based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Doha

Out of a total of 81 International Schools in Doha.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

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Compass International School Doha

Compass International School Doha is a British International school located over four campuses. As part of Nord Anglia Education’s family of 66 premium international schools, Compass offers your child a truly unique international learning experience.
Curriculum
IB, British, International, IGCSE, A-Levels
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 60,899 ﷼
to: 68,342 ﷼
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Belgravia High School Doha

Belgravia High School is a British School in Doha offering the highest standard of teaching and student support. We pride ourselves on being one of the best British Schools in Doha.
Curriculum
British, IGCSE, A-Levels
Language of instruction
English
Ages
14 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 49,600 ﷼
to: 49,600 ﷼
Reviews
(3 reviews)
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Vision International School

Vision International School is a gender-separate American-curriculum school committed to preparing students for the 21st century by providing an academic environment in which students learn how to collaboratively solve problems and learn independently. In addition, students learn to express themselves through the fine arts, athletics, and a wide range of activities and experiences designed to enrich their lives. We also seek to instill a sense of ethics, care and compassion for others.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 34,150 ﷼
to: 60,500 ﷼
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The Phoenix Private School

At PPS we pride ourselves on being a caring family. As we are a small, family school we can help make sure that no student is lost in the crowd; everyone is recognised as an individual. Established in 2013 from a joint vision and passion for education we are one of the friendliest British National Curriculum schools in Doha.
We offer a creative, inspiring and motivating curriculum which excites and enthuses learners, in conjunction with a wide range of extra-curricular and after-school opportunities that complement our work in the classroom.
We know our children “inside out” because of our positive, nurturing environment and our strong partnership with parents.
Our UK qualified and UK experienced team delivers the British Curriculum in such a way that stimulates creativity and develops young minds. 18 out of 24 of our teachers are UK qualified with the remainder studying for their PGCE this year.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 14
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 24,550 ﷼
to: 34,220 ﷼
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Pearling Season International School of Doha

Pearling International School is in its sixth-year of operation and delivers high quality and standards of education.
PSI holds to its values tightly; integrity, care, respect, responsibility and cooperation. These are applied through all the different areas at our school.
PSISD vision is to develop and support its learners to be global citizens, leaders of tomorrow and 21st-century citizens who think globally and act locally, through traditional values of love, empathy, discipline and respect. The school's mission is to create a challenging and motivating English-speaking environment where students and staff from around the world work in harmony to develop every student’s full intellectual and human potential.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 37,850 ﷼
to: 43,600 ﷼
Reviews
(3 reviews)
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Edison International Academy, Aspire

Inclusive, international, underpinned by the mutual respect culture, full of inquisitive learning experiences and opportunities
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 18,489 ﷼
to: 31,930 ﷼
Reviews
(1 review)
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Doha Academy

Doha Academy is a British school with an Islamic ethos. Secondary School has separate divisions for boys and girls.
Doha Academy is recognised in Qatar as a leading Muslim institution of education. It is an example of how to successfully integrate academic and religious curricula. The Arabic and Islamic studies curriculum enhances the quality of general education the students receive. Each student feels that he/she is the school's most valued and appreciated student. They are eager to attend school each day, and are impressed by the school’s consistent commitment to prepare them as competent, mature, young adult leaders in our society. The school's objective is to provide a safe and supportive environment where children can learn and grow with Muslim values. Doha Academy has set for itself the goal to better educate its students for living in harmony with their Islamic beliefs in any society.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 21,910 ﷼
to: 43,150 ﷼
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Blyth Academy Qatar

Canadian curriculum, friendly family atmosphere, mainly Canadian trained teachers, small classes, strong student leadership.
Curriculum
Canadian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 27,571 ﷼
to: 52,555 ﷼
Reviews
(4 reviews)
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Curriculum
IB, Swiss
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 55,750 ﷼
to: 73,950 ﷼
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Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 35,296 ﷼
to: 52,132 ﷼
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