ELITE International School, a new institution that follows an educational programme based on the American curriculum, will begin its maiden academic session in Qatar on September 6, school officials said yesterday.
Located in Al Aziziya, the school will receive admission applications today. It is open to students from age three to 10 years from kindergarten to grade six.
The school boasts of a computer centre, a library, a laboratory and sport facilities.
“The school’s buildings are ready for occupation and infrastructure is in place. We have hired teachers, librarian, a nurse and our managing director and her deputies are all ready to begin work. All that is left is to register children before the commencement of classes in September,” the facilities co-ordinator Aliaa Shatri said during a press conference yesterday.
“Our mission at EIS is to prepare students to become productive and successful citizens,” management team member James Gibbs said.
He said classes offered will include Arabic, English, mathematics, science, religion, computers, humanities and social studies according to the policies and regulations of Qatar and the standards of the American-based curriculum.
“Our school also offers an international focus that helps prepare students for the CITA examinations and we also provide classes in religion and classical Arabic for native speakers based on Qatar educational standards,” he added.
Another member of the senior management team Anna Lytkina emphasised that the school will not deny any child admission based on any form of disability.
“All students deserve equal opportunity to succeed and this means that not only the different learning abilities of our students will be taken into account, but also we will always be ready to provide all necessary facilities for students with medical problems,” she said.
For the designing of its curriculum and textbooks, the school’s management has chosen a century-old publishing firm called Harcourt Publisher, which will be introducing a tailor-made international global version of American curricula to meet local Qatari educational standards while preserving its international approach.
Members of the school’s board are chairman Abdullah bin Saad al-Mahmoud, vice-chairman Khalifa bin Abdullah bin Saad al-Mahmoud and managing director is Fatma al-Hussaini.
Present at the press briefing yesterday was Basam Al Baghdadi from Harcourt Publisher who is also a senior management team member.
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