Doha Academy

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Doha Academy
Doha Academy
Qatar Qatar
School typeInternational private school (following the national curriculum for England)
OpenedSeptember 2000
FounderSheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani
Years offeredKG to 13
GenderPrimary (mixed) secondary sections (separate: boys and girls sections)
Age range3 to 18+
Average class size23
Colour(s)Uniform: white, grey and navy blue
AccreditationCambridge and EDEXCEL Examination Centre
Feeder toDoha Academy (Salwa Branch) and Doha International Kindergarten
Al-Faleh Group
Al-Faleh Group
Al-Faleh Group Logo

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.

The founder[edit]

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'.

In 2013 Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business from Plymouth University.[1]

MUN - Model United Nations[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-17.

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