The Swiss International School of Qatar (SISQ) is a new international private school for students from the age of 3 to 18, set up in partnership between the State of Qatar and Bellevue Education. The school will open in Doha January 2017, and provide an international education for Qatari and international families living in Doha through delivering the International Baccalaureate curricula.

SISQ will offer a high quality education in an inspiring and supportive environment, and teachers will be highly experienced and talented with international expertise in delivering the IB curriculum in engaging and innovative ways. The school is committed to providing an educational environment that excites, inspires and challenges every student to excel academically and socially.

Whilst most lessons will be delivered in English, as a Swiss International School elements of Swiss culture and the French language will be incorporated as part of the overall curriculum. The local language, history and culture of Qatar will be celebrated and valued within the school community.


SISQ will deliver the International Baccalaureate Programme, and is currently pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. Initially, in January, the school will deliver the Early Years – Primary Programme for students aged 3 to 5, and will also offer the IB Middle Years Programme for students up to 16 from September 2017 -with a view to offer the IB Diploma Programme for students up to 18 by September 2018.


SISQ has a prime location in Al Luqta, and has been provided with state-of the-art purpose built facilities by the Ministry of Education. The school facilities boasts bright and spacious classrooms, fully equipped computer and science labs, and excellent indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, to name a few. The purpose built facilities will allow the school to not only offer a high quality learning experience, but also offer an extensive range of sports and after school activities to ensure the whole child is educated in and beyond the classroom.

The school will consist of three departments:

o    Co-educational department for students aged 3 to 11 on the Primary Years Programme

o    All-boys department for students aged 12 to 16 on the Middle Years Programme

o    All-girls department for students aged 12 to 16 on the Middle Years Programmes

The co-educational campus for the Primary Years Programme is due to be completed in October 2016, in time for welcoming students from the age of 3 to 5 for January 2017 and students up to 11 for September 2017. The additional separate all-boys and all-girls departments are also due to be completed for September 2017, in time for welcoming students up to 16 for the Middle Years Programme.

Please see a grade level comparison chart below outlining the IB Programmes and Grades in comparison to the British, American and French Programmes.

Admissions Information

SISQ welcomes Qatari and international students and is currently accepting applications for January 2017 for children between the ages of 3 and 5 (IB Primary Year Programme – Early Years), and September 2017 for children between the ages of 3 and 18 (IB Primary, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes).

Families interested in learning more about the Swiss International School of Qatar are invited to visit the Admissions Centre in West Bay to speak with the Admissions Team.

24th Floor, Palm Tower B, West Bay, Doha, Qatar

Principal’s Letter

Welcome to the Swiss International School of Qatar. Our aim is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Through the International Baccalaureate (IB) including the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for 3 – 11 year olds, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for 11 – 16 year olds and the Diploma Programme (DP) for 16 – 19 year olds we encourage students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that others, with their differences, can also be

We will be providing a first class education striving for excellence in all academic, cultural and sporting pursuits, giving every child the confidence to discover where their gifts lie and to enjoy their talents, in a well-ordered and supportive school community, where the self-respect and dignity of each person will flourish. Ultimately we want every child to bounce into school each morning with a smile on their face. Happy, thriving and secure children will be a hallmark of SISQ as we work in partnership with parents to prepare children for their role in an ever-changing global community and to prepare future generations through international education.

As one of only a few full IB schools in Qatar we aspire to establish SISQ as the leading school in Qatar and amongst the leading international schools in the Gulf region.

We hope that we may be of service to you and your family.

John Allcott
Swiss International School of Qatar

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