Are you a Filipino family in Qatar seeking a Philippine curriculum school? Currently, there are two Philippine schools in Qatar to serve the educational needs of the children from the Filipino expatriate community in the county. These schools are both licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) in Qatar and by the Department of Education in the Philippines (DepEd).
Read on to know more about these schools in Qatar.
Note: For the updated fee structure of both schools, please check their websites or contact them directly.
The first Filipino school in Doha opened in 1992 to cater to the rising number of Filipino families in Qatar. For many years, Philippine School Doha operated out of rented buildings in Al Sadd and Madinat Khalifa until it moved to its new location near the Religious Complex in the Mesaimeer Area in 2017.
The co-educational school, which currently has over 3,000 students, offers programmes from Nursery to Grade 12 and aligns its curriculum to that in the Philippines in order to provide an easy transition for students in the event of relocating back home.
PSD takes pride in its teaching force whose members hold master’s and doctoral degrees, guaranteeing that students receive a high-quality education. It has lived up to its commitment of being one of the leading institutions of learning in Qatar, and in its constant pursuit of excellence has recently achieved its three-year accreditation granted by Qatar National School Accreditation (QNSA).
PSD sits in a 14,375 square meter plot allotted by the Qatari government with its management taking pride in its facilities, which include an Olympic-size swimming pool, outdoor and indoor gymnasiums, science and computer labs, civil technology room, food technology room, and media centre to name a few.
With its philosophy ‘Servitium Et Excellentiam’ (Service and Excellence), the Philippine School Doha is “committed to producing globally competitive graduates with inherent values of honesty combined with prudence and divine wisdom.”
The second Philippine school in Qatar was established in September 1999 to address the educational needs of the growing number of Filipino expatriates’ children in the country. As a private educational institution, PISQ is fully operated by its owner Rajih Shabeeb Al-Dosari providing preschool, primary and secondary education for Filipinos and other nationalities.
From 2000 to 2009, PISQ operated in three different locations (Al Hilal, Al Rayyan, Al Aziziyah) until it transferred to its current campus at Ain Khalid where its facility sits in about 14,000 square meters of land and caters to over 2,000 students.
In 2018, the school was granted government recognition to operate under the Enhanced K-12 Basic Education Program, which covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education aimed at producing high school graduates that are equipped with the essential competencies and skills for life-long learning, ready for higher education, employment, and entrepreneurship.
According to its website, PISQ’s ultimate goal is to promote the holistic development of all students and to ensure that every learner is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, challenged, and values-oriented to achieve long-term success and become responsible citizens of society.
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