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|School type||International private school (following the national curriculum for England)|
|Founder||Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani|
|Years offered||KG to 13|
|Gender||Primary (mixed) secondary sections (separate: boys and girls sections)|
|Age range||3 to 18+|
|Average class size||23|
|Colour(s)||Uniform: white, grey and navy blue|
|Accreditation||Cambridge and EDEXCEL Examination Centre|
|Feeder to||Doha Academy (Salwa Branch) and Doha International Kindergarten|
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Doha Academy is an independent, privately owned day school situated in Doha, Qatar. It is open to students aged 3 – 18 or Kindergarten to Year 12, and follows the national curriculum for England. The school prepares students for the University of Cambridge International and EDEXCEL examinations (IGCSE at Year 11 & AS Level at Years 12).
Doha Academy opened in September 2000. The school is supported by the Al-Faleh Training Centre and administered by the Board of Directors chaired by Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani, a board member of SEC and ROTA.
Doha Academy is a Muslim institution of education, integrating academic and religious curricula for students to learn and grow with Islamic values and live in harmony with their Islamic beliefs in any society.
Boys and girls are separated in classes from year 6 upwards. The school offers a British-based curriculum combined with Islamic teachings from preschool through to year 13. The school attracts students from Qatar and further afield including other Middle Eastern countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, Europe, The United States, Canada, and Australia reflecting diversity within the Muslim Ummah.
Doha Academy has five divisions on three campuses: Mamoura Primary school, Mamoura Secondary Boys' School, Mamoura Secondary Girls' School, Salwa Primary School, and Doha International Kindergarten.
Doctor Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani is a member of Qatar Supreme Education Council, serving a second term. The Supreme Education Council is the highest educational authority in Qatar and its members are drawn from Qatar and international leaders in government, business, and academia.
She is the chairperson and founder of Al Faleh Group. Three schools, including Doha Academy, fall under the group’s umbrella. The Al Faleh Training Centre is also a member of the group; it is a centre that offers teacher training courses. Each year, the group organises a conference tackling educational issues.
She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Zaytuna Institute and Zaytuna College in the United States. The institute was founded by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf. It is an educational institute based in Hayward, California.
After graduating from the University of Qatar with a Bachelor in Education and a Bachelor in English Literature' (with distinction), Sheikha Aisha went on to get a Master in Business Administration' from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, then received a PhD from Cass Business School in the United Kingdom in the area of 'Corporate Governance'.
MUN - Model United Nations
Model United Nations are international upper secondary school/college age conferences that seek through discussion, negotiation, and debate, solutions to world problems. The conferences replicate the United Nations itself, and as such students are assigned a country to which they must act as a delegate. MUN mirrors the United Nations by also having a Secretary General, Security Council, General Assemblies, and Member states.
Doha Academy has participated in five MUN conferences including THIMUN, Georgetown University and one of the largest international conferences, DIAMUN, in Dubai.
- Doha Academy website
- ROTA - Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani
- The Muslim 500 - H.E. Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bint Nasser Al Thani
- WCMP - H.E. Dr. Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al-Thani
- Interview: Aisha Bint Faleh Bin Nasser Al-Thani
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