Doha
American curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Vision International School

CurriculumAmerican
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees: 57,200 ﷼

Fees / Price

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

Yearly fees: 52,400 ﷼
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 4,800 ﷼
Total first year fees: 57,200 ﷼
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School Information

Number of students

Maximum capacity is 1200 students.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English as an Additional Language

Teachers are assigned on the boys and girls sides to support students needing a significant amount of EAL instruction. While these teachers may support students outside the classroom, they also work alongside teachers in the classroom on lesson planning and delivery to support students with EAL needs.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

VIS will give students have access to iPads and MacBooks for school purposes. If a student would prefer to use their own device is allowed and welcomed. Other technologies used within VIS are Interactive Whiteboards (e.g., Promethean Boards), AppleTV, scanners, and cameras. Again, students are encourage to bring their own assistive technologies.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The student will be assessed for the age-appropriate grade level.

Preschool applicants (ages three, four and five) engage in a series of developmentally appropriate activities proctored by an early childhood educator. Children whose native language is Arabic are typically assessed by Arabic-speaking educators. English is used to the extent possible to measure a child’s English language levels. Grade One applicants take a developmentally appropriate assessment similar to the preschool assessment. The only difference is that it is administered in English. Applicants for Grades Two – Nine are assessed using only the English language. The admissions test includes a reading and math assessment, as well as a writing sample and student interview.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

VIS does not provide a special education program for children with special educational or learning needs. The school does not accept students with physical, emotional, or learning needs that cannot be appropriately remediated in the school's program. After initial acceptance of a student, the school reserves the right to deny re-enrollment if the student's needs cannot be successfully met with the school’s available resources.

School start time

7:15 am

School finish time

Early Childhood: 12:15 pm
Higher grades: 2:15 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

2 cafeterias

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

A full size gymnasium, swimming pool, place spaces

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Vision International School (VIS) is a proprietary school owned by the renowned Almuftah Group, and managed by International Schools Services (ISS). The school was recently completed and is a modern, spacious and beautiful educational facility located in Al Wakra – a close suburb of Doha, Qatar, in the Arabian Gulf.

Vision International School – a separate gender, college preparatory school – is committed to preparing students for the 21st century by providing an academic environment in which students learn how to creatively solve problems and to learn independently. In addition, students will learn to express themselves through the fine arts, athletics and a wide range of activities and experiences designed to enrich their lives. We seek to instill a sense of ethics, care and compassion for others through engagement in community service and global citizenship.

Teaching approach of the school

At Vision International School all students will be provided with a rigorous and relevant educational path to support individual development at the highest levels. This will be accomplished through the experiential, problem-based approach in which we make content and skills standards come to life for students by connecting learning to relevant issues, their specific learning needs, and authentic audiences. Academic content is charged with rigor through the curricular structures of learning expeditions, case studies, projects, fieldwork, engagement with community experts, service learning, and exhibitions of student work.

The elements of the curriculum are approved by the Supreme Education Council of Qatar. Together they form a curriculum vision and approach known as Expeditionary Learning. The school applies this approach to immerse students in the culture, history, geography, language, and arts of the host region. The school will provide multiple ways for students to express their personal learning style and show what they know and are able to do through authentic assessments coupled with research-based differentiated and individualized instructional practices.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: Admissions@VISQatar.org
School's webpage: www.vis.qa
Address: Majlis Al Taawon Street Al Muftah Village,Qatar