Eductation in Doha Qatar
The school education in Qatar is controlled largely by two bodies – The Ministry of Education and Supreme Education Council. There are also the privately managed independent schools in Qatar. Majority of these schools are managed and run for English speaking western expatriates, although local families too, send their children to these schools. The schools are for children of American, British, German, French, Pakistanis, Indians, Egyptians, Japanese, Filipinos, and several other nationalities.
Many of the schools have better resources and equipment when compared to the Schools by the Ministry of Education, which also suffer from problems of indiscipline. The independent schools teach both Arabic and English. The Supreme Education Council is investing heavily in its teachers, and plans to switch over to English completely, in the coming years.
The private schools attract most expatriate children, and Qatar offers good choice and value for the money when it comes to education.
School timings are varies in schools. Some schools keep different timing for Summer.
Other educational centers in Qatar, other than at the Education City are:
Academic Bridge Program - A center which offers a university preparatory program, that aims to equip top caliber secondary school graduates for admission to degree programs.
The Learning Center - A school meant for average and above average students who have experienced academic problems. It assists students to develop compensatory skills for individual learning differences.
Qatar Academy - Comprises both primary and senior school for international education for boys and girls from pre-school level to university entrance. The Qatar Academy is accredited by US based New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and also the Europe based Council of International Schools.
List of English schools in Qatar
- Doha American School of Doha www.asd.edu.qa
- British Council Qatar www.britishcouncil.org/qatar
- Direct English www.directenglish.com
- Doha English Speaking School www.dess.org
- Doha Montessori and British School www.doha-montessori.com
- ELS Language Center www.elsmea.com
- MES Indian School www.mesqatar.org
- Middle East International School www.misqatar.com
- Qatar Academy www.qf.edu.qa
- Qatar International School www.qis.org
- University of Qatar www.qu.edu.qa
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