There is a wide range of international schools in Doha, catering for the city's large expat population. These schools follow various curricula from all over the world, including British, American and the International Baccalaureate (IB). Expat children at these schools can continue with a familiar curriculum and be around other expat children who understand the difficulties of moving to a new country.

International schools usually carry high fees, but in return, teaching standards are usually excellent, with small classes and high-quality facilities being the norm.

Below is a list of some of Doha's most prominent international schools.

International schools in Doha


ACS Doha International School

ACS Doha International School strives to provide its students with a unique and well-rounded education, emphasising exploring and developing every child's academic, social, emotional and physical potential.

ACS Doha International School offers the highly regarded International Baccalaureate and American curricula. As part of the ACS International Schools Group, it has strong links with its three sister schools in the UK.

With a purpose-built campus situated in the Al Gharrafa district, ACS Doha International School has all the facilities needed for a high-quality education. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

American School of Doha

With more than three decades of history, the American School of Doha is a prestigious and well-regarded school. The school's student body is upwards of 2,200 and comprises students from more than 80 countries around the world.

The American School of Doha's campus is easy and convenient, just 15 minutes from central Doha. The purpose-built campus includes facilities such as Wi-Fi, computer labs and ceiling-mounted LCD projectors in each classroom. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

Blyth Academy Qatar

Blyth Academy Qatar is an active international school that embraces diversity, celebrates cultural differences and engages students in their learning.

The school's population ranges from ages 4 to 18 and comprises students from more than 42 countries worldwide. Class sizes have an average of 20 to 22 students, ensuring that teachers are able to give individualised attention to students.

The curriculum offered at Blyth Academy Qatar satisfies education requirements for both Qatar and the province of Alberta, Canada. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Canadian (Alberta)
Ages: 4 to 18

Compass International School Doha

Compass International School Doha is one of Qatar’s leading schools, providing the very best of British and international curricula for over ten years. The school places a high value on teaching with compassion and aims to provide a nurturing environment so that children are able to reach their full potential.

As a member of the Nord Anglia group of schools, Compass International School Doha has access to a wealth of resources, including collaborations with world-renowned institutes such as The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UNICEF. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum, International Baccalaureate, and British (English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels)
Ages: 3 to 18

International School of London, Qatar

International School of London, Qatar (ISL) opened in Qatar in 2009. The school is an International Baccalaureate World School authorised to offer the prestigious IB curriculum at all levels – Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma.

While teaching is in English, ISL believes in the importance of maintaining children's home language. From age four onwards, mother-tongue students are taught in their home language five times a week. Currently, supported languages include French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Dutch and many more. There is also support available for those speaking English as a second language.  Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate 
Ages: 3 to 18

Qatar International School

Founded in 1977, Qatar International School (QIS) holds the distinction of being the country's oldest international school. QIS has a large and diverse student population of around 2,000 students hailing from over 50 countries around the world. The teaching staff is largely British and the school's campus is home to purpose-built facilities. These include a swimming pool, a large sports hall and a number of subject-specific rooms for art, music and science. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: British (English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels)
Ages: 3 to 18

Sherborne Qatar

Sherborne Qatar is the daughter school of the prestigious British school of the same name, founded in 1550. While the school has its roots firmly in its British heritage, Sherborne Qatar's community is truly multicultural. The school aims to produce happy children who are independent thinkers. 

Sherborne Qatar offers high standards of education and is a proud member of the Qatar Ministry of Education's Outstanding Schools Programme. The full British curriculum is offered, from Early Years to A-Levels. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: British (English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels)
Ages: 3 to 18

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