Qatar Academy

Qatar Foundation’s PUE has unified its school admissions offices into one new “QFS Office of Admissions.” Our new office represents 11 of QF’s 15 schools, which are Qatar Academy Doha, Qatar Academy Al Khor, Qatar Academy Al Wakra, Qatar Academy Sidra, Qatar Academy Msheireb, Awsaj Academy, Qatar Leadership Academy, Renad Academy, Qatar Academy for Science and Technology, Academyati, and Tariq bin Ziad School. Schools not represented in this new office are the Academic Bridge Program, Qatar Music Academy, Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire, and the Swiss International School in Qatar. The QFS Office of Admissions aims to keep our community of current and prospective students and parents informed about all QF schools’ admission processes and news. The QFS Office of Admissions assists QF schools’ admissions committees and directors in determining student’s eligibility to QF schools. Find out more about this exciting new enhancement in our Admissions Welcome Guide.

QAD aims to instill a desire to succeed, independence of thought and action, a sense of responsibility and a readiness to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world. To achieve these aims, we require the full support of all parents. Education is a partnership between teachers, parents, and students, whereby the learning processes initiated at school are maintained and encouraged at home. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) exists to support and coordinate parent involvement in school life to support a positive school community.

QAD will consider any student who is at least three years old and not older than seventeen on 1 September of any academic year. No student will be denied entry on grounds of race, color, religion, or ethnic background.

Entry to all age groups at QAD is by selection. The Admissions Committee uses screening tools at different grade levels to suit student developmental levels. This procedure is designed to assess the suitability of the applicant both academically and socially.

QAD has a reputation for high academic standards so the entrance test is designed to select students of above average ability. All students must meet entry requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Qualifications for entry to the Diploma course in Grade 11 are as follows:

For students enrolled in the MYP:

  • For the Grade 10 year, an average of 4 or above for all classes with marks of 4 or above in Mathematics, English and Science.
  • At least a 4 on the MYP Personal Project.
  • MYP Community and Service requirements completed.

For more information please read the MYP General Regulations.

For students entering grade 11 and the IB program:

  • A 4.0 GPA in all MYP subjects, including Arts, Physical Education, Language A, Language B (if not taking two A languages), Sciences, Humanities, Mathematics, Technology, and Personal Project.
  • At least a 3 in the Personal Project.
  • Completion of all Community and Service requirements.
  • No more than 18 days absent.

For more information please read the IB Diploma General Regulations.

For students who have completed the GCSE/IGCSE:

  • Passes at Grade C or above in a minimum of FIVE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Passing QA’s entrance test.

For other students:

  • Evidence of competence in English and in native language (where applicable).
  • Evidence of competence in Mathematics, Science and at least two other subjects.

All students must be registered by the Admissions Officer. Registration is not complete until the required forms have been completed and returned to school, and the appropriate fees have been  paid. Prospective parents are always welcome to visit Qatar Academy Doha by appointment through the Admissions Office.
Email : selakkad@qf.org.qa – gabdelkarim@qf.org.qa
Office : 44542018

Parents and Qatar Academy Doha

QAD aims to instill a desire to succeed, independence of thought and action, a sense of responsibility and a readiness to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world. To achieve these aims, we require the full support of all parents. Education is a partnership between teachers, parents, and students, whereby the learning processes initiated at school are maintained and encouraged at home. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) exists to support and coordinate parent involvement in school life to support a positive school community.

QAD will consider any student who is at least three years old and not older than seventeen on 1 September of any academic year. No student will be denied entry on grounds of race, color, religion, or ethnic background.

Entry to all age groups at QAD is by selection. The Admissions Committee uses screening tools at different grade levels to suit student developmental levels. This procedure is designed to assess the suitability of the applicant both academically and socially.

QAD has a reputation for high academic standards so the entrance test is designed to select students of above average ability. All students must meet entry requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Qualifications for entry to the Diploma course in Grade 11 are as follows:

For students enrolled in the MYP:

  • For the Grade 10 year, an average of 4 or above for all classes with marks of 4 or above in Mathematics, English and Science.
  • At least a 4 on the MYP Personal Project.
  • MYP Community and Service requirements completed.

For more information please read the MYP General Regulations.

For students entering grade 11 and the IB program:

  • A 4.0 GPA in all MYP subjects, including Arts, Physical Education, Language A, Language B (if not taking two A languages), Sciences, Humanities, Mathematics, Technology, and Personal Project.
  • At least a 3 in the Personal Project.
  • Completion of all Community and Service requirements.
  • No more than 18 days absent.

For more information please read the IB Diploma General Regulations.

For students who have completed the GCSE/IGCSE:

  • Passes at Grade C or above in a minimum of FIVE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Passing QA’s entrance test.

For other students:

  • Evidence of competence in English and in native language (where applicable).
  • Evidence of competence in Mathematics, Science and at least two other subjects.

All students must be registered by the Admissions Officer. Registration is not complete until the required forms have been completed and returned to school, and the appropriate fees have been  paid. Prospective parents are always welcome to visit Qatar Academy Doha by appointment through the Admissions Office.
Email : selakkad@qf.org.qa – gabdelkarim@qf.org.qa
Office : 44542018

Our Admission Process

1. Completion of QAD Online Admission Form

The first step toward being considered for enrollment at QAD involves filling out our online admission form with all the required documentations. Please click on the following online admission link https://qad.openapply.com/ to access our online application form. Upon completion of the online admission form you will receive an e-mail confirming that your account has been created. It includes as well the Login and password information in addition to a link that refers you to the parents login page.

** No admission decision can be made prior to the completion of the online application process.

2. Submission of supplementary application requirements

The following application requirements must be scanned and submitted within the online application form in order for your child(ren) to be considered:

  • Recent passport-sized photograph of the student
  • 3 end of year reports (for applicants to Kindergarten, please provide the most recent report from Nursery or Pre-K only)
  • applicant’s passport and birth certificate
  • Father’s (or Guardian’s passport), including a scanned copy of the visa for non GCC nationals
  • Father’s ID for Qataris
  • Mother’s passport
  • Immunization card language profile form
  • Medical form
  • Leaving certificate for students transferring during the academic year

3. Non Refundable Application Fee

A total of QR 500 non-refundable application fee is due after the application is submitted online. You will be receiving an electronic invoice by e-mail. You can also access this invoice from your personal Applicant Status page by logging in to https://qad.openapply.com/parents/sign_in At this stage, parent can proceed with online payment.

4. Checklist Items Pending parent completion

In case any of the application requirements mentioned above were not appropriately fulfilled, you will be receiving a note via e-mail with the list of checklist items that are still pending your completion. You will be asked to review and complete these items on your Application status login page here: https://qad.openapply.com/parents/sign_in. Once you have completed uploading the missing items, we can move to the next stage in the admissions process.

5. Testing Schedule

At this stage, parent should understand that this is an application for admission and filling the online admission form does not guarantee enrolment. The Admissions Office reviews the completed online applications and determines whether the applicant may be tested for admission. The Admissions Office then notifies parents with the decision and to schedule testing dates for applicants proceeding to the next stage of the process. Parents will be automatically notified by an e-mail and the same notification will appear on the parent dashboard.

6. Previous Learning Support Assessment

At the point of admission to Qatar Academy Doha, it is made clear to all prospective students and their parents that they are expected to cooperate with the teaching and support staff and to promote the greater good of the whole community. It is our goal to establish a full partnership with parents in order to promote the interests of the student body. This partnership must be based upon mutual honesty and respect. We have the right to expect full submission/disclosure of any learning support assessment or identified need, or medical condition or disability, which could require specialist treatment, support or equipment, and any behavioral or disciplinary issues known to parents at the point of application, and thereafter. This information is essential to assist with any interview or other admissions screening processes.

7. On site Admissions screening and entry assessments procedures

Students who apply to the school must meet the school’s academic entrance requirements. At each grade level, we administer a screening assessment that is designed specifically for the grade for which a student is applying for admission that is focused on the skills embedded in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) of the United States and the standards from the SEC in Qatar. In certain circumstances, a cognitive ability test might also be administered to ensure we are making a decision in the best interest of the child. Parents are asked to submit/discloseany information that might help us make an informed admissions decision at the time of application.

At all levels, we reserve the right to make direct contact with any previous school or educational establishment and to request a confidential report. This will ask for comment on academic progress to date, involvement in the broader life of the school, and general behavioral standards.

Collectively, all this information allows Qatar Academy Doha to be reasonably confident that it is the right school academically for each student and to tailor our academic courses to meet the needs of students. The school wants to be able to educate and develop each student to the best of his or her ability, and to ensure that any prospective student will be academically and socially at ease with his or her peers. In this way there is every chance that all students will emerge at the end of their time at Qatar Academy Doha having enjoyed the school and confident in their next steps.

8. Admission Policy & Selection Criteria

** New or wait pool students will be admitted according to seat availability and QF schools priority policy while maintaining the required nationality percentages and gender balance:

  • Overseas QAD staff (doesn’t apply for nurseries)
  • Qatari Siblings
  • Non Qatari Siblings
  • Qatari QF Staff
  • Non Qatari QF Staff
  • Qatari public
  • Non Qatari public

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