The striking architecture of Qatar Academy buildings on the outside is matched on the inside with spacious classrooms, natural light and a sense of openness. The Academy has the most advanced facilities of any school in the country and competes with the very best in the world. Take a look at our Facilities photo album in the High School Gallery.
Library & Media Center
The library and Media Center in the Middle School provide support for the learning and recreational reading needs of students, teachers and parents. In addition to more than 60,000 print and AV resources, the library provides access to an extensive list of electronic subscriptions and online resources available through the Destiny Library Management System. Qualified librarians provide full services in English and Arabic.
The Middle School Library provides the information support required for MYP students (Grade 6-10) and IB Diploma students (Grades 11-12). The qualified teaching specialist in the Media Center works with students and teachers to generate multimedia resources (photos, moving images and sound) to use in integrated classroom projects. In addition, a fully equipped Mac lab is available for the IB Film program.
As a member of Education City, Qatar Academy students and faculty have reciprocal access to resources from all onsite universities through Inter Library Loans. Parents are welcome to join any of the Qatar Academy libraries as borrowing patrons.
Students graduating Qatar Academy are equipped with a firm foundation of scientific knowledge and skills so that they are scientifically literate, active participants and informed decision-makers on matters of scientific importance. Teaching methodology is based on hands-on inquiry with a great deal of time spent in the school’s science labs.
The Science Department is equipped with:
- Six science labs with fume cupboards for Grades 6-12
- Two labs used solely for Grade 12
- A data-logging room equipped with networked computers to perform experiments with probes
- A darkroom for light and photography experiments
School-wide technology is supported by a wireless network that allows students to access files, emails and classroom work at any time. Qatar Academy’s IT and E-Learning department oversees:
- 10 state-of-the-art computer labs
- Mobile learning equipment
- Audio and video recording equipment
- Online learning management system
The Qatar Academy auditorium has a fully appointed stage and seating for an audience of approximately 250 people. The venue’s perfect acoustics and excellent sight lines provide an inviting setting for Qatar Academy events. The space is used regularly to host school plays and musicals, debates, choral and orchestral events, and invited speakers.
The Senior School houses excellent sports venues that provide a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities throughout the school year.
- Olympic standard 50-meter swimming pool, with electronic timing and scoreboards
- Two training pools for young swimmers
- Multi-purpose sports complex
- Tennis and squash courts
- Fitness centers
- Outdoor running track
- Four Football pitch's
- Four indoor gymnasiums
- Gymnastics room
Dramatic and Visual Arts
Qatar Academy recognizes the importance of the arts and their role in the creation of a well-rounded student curriculum. The Senior School offers a wide selection of visual arts, theater and music classes from photography and film classes to drama clubs and orchestral performances. QA’s Dramatic and Visual Arts venues include:
- Two drama classrooms with stages
- Ceramics studio and adjoining kiln
- Three art studios
- Two music studios
- Eight practice studios