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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 the top 10 international schools in Doha according to our users. 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.

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Sherborne Qatar

We are a family of five small and exclusive schools which provide a truly outstanding British education to 2500+ pupils from Pre School to Year 13.
Curriculum
British, IGCSE, A-Levels
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 35,000 ﷼
to: 66,053 ﷼

Compass International School Doha

Compass International School Doha is a British International school located over three campuses. As part of Nord Anglia Education’s family of over 80 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 - 2023/2024
from: 63,943 ﷼
to: 68,342 ﷼

Nord Anglia International School Al Khor

Nord Anglia International School Al Khor (NAISAK) provides world class English Education for students aged 3 to 18, within 20 minutes of Doha city. NAISAK students get where they choose to go in life with one of the world’s largest international education brands.
Curriculum
British, International, IGCSE, A-Levels
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 31,400 ﷼
to: 47,750 ﷼

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.

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 - 2023/2024
from: 37,850 ﷼
to: 43,600 ﷼
Reviews
(5 reviews)

Blyth Academy Qatar

Canadian curriculum, friendly family atmosphere, mainly Canadian trained teachers, small classes, strong student leadership.
Curriculum
Canadian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 25,094 ﷼
to: 51,327 ﷼
Reviews
(7 reviews)

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 - 2023/2024
from: 24,550 ﷼
to: 34,220 ﷼

Michael E. Debakey High School Qatar

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.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
10 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: 51,064 ﷼
to: 70,720 ﷼

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 - 2023/2024
from: 34,150 ﷼
to: 60,500 ﷼

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 - 2023/2024
from: 18,489 ﷼
to: 31,930 ﷼
Reviews
(2 reviews)

Doha Academy

Doha Academy includes a group of nationally and internationally accredited independent group of co-educational schools situated in Doha, Qatar. It warmly welcomes all Kindergarten (aged 3) to Year 13 (aged 18) students and offers a blended curriculum comprised of the “National Curriculum in England”, Cambridge International Curriculum, and Qatar’s National Curriculum. The school very successfully prepares students for UK-assessed IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations in Year 11 and Advanced Level examinations in Year 12 and 13.
Doha Academy was founded by Dr. Sheikha Aisha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani in September 2000. It now comprises three schools – DA Al Waab, DA Salwa, and Doha International Kindergarten – educating over 2500 students representing on average 55 nationalities. Male and female students are taught in separate classrooms from Year 6 upwards. In addition to an emphasis upon literacy and numeracy development, Doha Academy also promotes inclusion through differentiated practice and provision. Embedded in all of its practices is the promotion of Islamic teachings and principles.
The group is part of Al Faleh Educational Holding Q.P.S.C., which is committed to nurturing young people to become citizens who are socially responsible and who have a strong sense of national identity. As of November 2022, Doha Academy Al Waab and Salwa Branches were fully internationally accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), having already been awarded Qatar National Schools Accreditation (QNSA) earlier in 2022. In addition to meeting NEASC’s five exacting “Foundation Standards” covering Learning & Teaching, Leadership & Governance, Human Resources, Finance & Facilities, and Health & Safety, the schools were also placed on NEASC’s highest accreditation pathway “ACE Learning”. The ACE Learning framework is recommended to schools demonstrating the highest capability, capacity, and commitment to continuing improvement.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 21,910 ﷼
to: 43,150 ﷼
Reviews
(1 review)

The Gulf English School

The Gulf English School is a multicultural setting where we aim to develop a responsible, respectful and resilient school community, supporting the highest level of personal achievement in a changing modern intercultural world.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 29,130 ﷼
to: 56,050 ﷼

The English Modern School Doha

Our motto "A Place Where We Belong" - generating attachment and a sense of place amongst all students and staff is critical to our mission.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 25,687 ﷼
to: 40,706 ﷼

Lycée Bonaparte

Official French curriculum, excellence, high quality of teaching, cross cultural education, global network and attractive scholarship for all ages.
Curriculum
French
Language of instruction
French
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: 30,065 ﷼
to: 45,980 ﷼

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