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  1. meerakini

    meerakini New IL'ite

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    Dear all, Please guide me on this. My daughter will begin school from april 2012 and since admissions have just started for the new academic year..... need following inputs.
    a) Which is a good school as on date in Doha for Kindergarten level.

    b) Do you know if i dont want my child to go in for CBSE, is there alternatives like ICSE or equivalent offered here , like we have in India.

    c) Does anyone send their children to an International school , if yes.... i would like to know more.

    Awaiting your replies. Thanks a lot.

    Best wishes
    Meera
     
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  2. bhuvnidhi

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    Meera, There are no ICSE syllabi schools in Doha.All the Indian schools have CBSE and CBSE-I(few schools).There are quiet a lot of schools with IB.Check these out : I got it from one of the qatar site.

    <hr> American Academy

    Contact details:
    Tel: +974 44 551278
    Fax: +974 44 734655
    Email: amacademy@qatar.net.qa
    Postal address: Po box 22978, Doha, Qatar

    Teaches the American Curriculum.


    <hr>American School of Doha

    Contact details:
    Tel:974 4442 1377 Fax: 974 4442 0885
    Email: info@asd.edu.qa
    The school consists of an elementary, middle and high school
    Facilites: include swimming pool, gymnasium, 2 libraries, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts and two grassed fields
    Location: E ring Road, Al Rayyan/Al Sudan District
    Website: www.asd.edu.qa


    Al-Jazeera Academy

    Contact details:
    Tel: +974 44 69 3777
    Fax: +974 44 682555
    Email: registrar@aja.edu.qa
    Comprises 4 schools:
    Early Learning Centre (pre-school and reception)
    the Primary School (years 1-6)
    the secondary girls school (years 7-13)
    the secondary boys school (years 7-13)
    Curriculum: International primary school, IGCSE for secondary school with option to follow IB diploma or Cambridge International Diplomas.
    Website: www.aja.edu.qa


    <hr> Al Khor International School

    Contact details:
    Tel: (+974) 44 734666
    Fax: (+974) 44 734665
    Address: Al Khor International School (British Stream)
    P. O. Box 22166, Doha, Qatar
    Email (admissions): jane.fabrigas@akisbs.tv
    Website: www.akisbs.com/


    This is a Gems managed school offering the British Currciulum. It includes both a primary and a secondary school.



    Cedars Tutoring Programme

    Contact details: +974 44 688192/ 5583 0165
    Email: info@cedarstutoring.com
    Location: off Al Afnan Street between Salwa Road and Haloul Street
    Website: www.CedarsTutoring.com
    Offers additional tutoring, bridging programmes and intensive English courses to prepare students for English language schools.
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    <hr> Compass International School

    Contact details:
    Tel: +974 4487 7445
    Fax: +974 4487 7446
    Email: info@cisdoha.org
    Address: PO Box 23479
    Ages taught: 4-12 (with plans to raise the upper age limit to 18)
    Location: Waab Al Abareeq Street in Al Gharaffa (close to Education city).
    Website: www.cisdoha.org


    Doha British Montessori School

    Contact details:
    Tel: +974 4444 5955/66
    Fax: +974 4444 5977
    Email: info@doha-montessori.com
    Location: Al Soudan Roundabout
    Address: PO Box 6142, Doha, Qatar
    Ages taught: currently years reception – year 8 (years 9 and 10 from September 2007)
    Curriculum: National Curriculum for England and Wales
    Website: www.doha-montessori.com

    Doha College

    Contact details: Tel: +974 44 68 7379
    Fax: +974 44 685720
    Email: Primary school: enquiriesprimary@dohacollege.com
    Secondary school: enquiries@dohacollege.com
    Address: Doha College P.O. Box 7506 Doha Qatar
    Location: On the new E ring road, near Qatar decoration roundabout on Salwa Road.
    Teaches from primary to secondary school
    Sponsored by the British Embassy
    Website: www.dohacollege.com

    Doha English Speaking School

    Contact details: Tel +974 44 87 0170
    Fax +974 44 875921
    Email: dess@qatar.net.qa
    Address: PO Box 7660, Doha, Qatar
    Ages taught: 3-10
    Location: Near TV roundabout
    Curriculum: National Curriculum of England
    Facilities include: covered swimming pool, music room, sporting facilities and playing field.
    Website: www.dess.org


    Doha Modern Indian School

    Contact details:
    Tel: +974 44 583121/ 44 583122
    Fax: +974 44 583124
    Email: dmis@qatar.net.qa
    Address: PO box 47391, Doha, Qatar
    Location: Abu Hamour, close to the Pakistani School
    Curriculum: CBSE syllabus
    Website: www.dmisqatar.com


    French School

    Contact details:
    Address: Po Box 6110
    Doha QATAR
    Tel: (+974) 44 930303
    Fax: (+974) 44 68 939
    Email: secretariat@lfdoha.edu.qa
    Location: Al Intisar street
    Offers the French curriculum and baccaulaureate in the medium of the French language.



    International School of London

    Contact details:
    Address: PO Box 18511, Doha,
    Qatar
    Tel: +974 66 189821
    Fax: +974 44 99 5208
    Email: mail@ISLQATAR.com
    Website: www.islqatar.com (Warning -greets you with loud music!)
    Curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate programmes.



    Newton International School

    Contact details:
    Tel: (+974) 44 110014
    Fax: (+974) 44 113960
    Email: info@newton.com.qa
    Website: www.newton.com.qa
    British international school teaching the UK National Curriculum.



    Park House English School

    Contact details:
    Tel: +974 44 633800
    Fax: +974 44 583785
    Email: phes@qatar.net.qa
    Address: PO Box 22215, Doha, Qatar
    Location: Wholesale Market Street
    Ages taught: Primary School 3-11 years old
    Comprehensive School Year 7-12
    Curriculum: Follows English and Welsh National Curriculum
    Facilities include science labs, I.T. suites, auditorium, heated swimming pool and sports facilities including football pitch.
    Website: www.parkhouseschool.com


    Qatar Academy

    Contact details:
    Tel +974 44 82 6666
    Fax: +974 44 80 2769
    Address: PO Box 1129, Doha, Qatar
    Email: qataracademy@qf.org.qa
    Address: PO Box 1129, Doha, Qatar
    Location: Education city
    Includes primary and secondary school.
    Curriculum: international baccalaureate.
    Features include: science labatories and art studios, 250 seat auditorium, library-media centre, 50m Olympic swimming pool and training pools + multi gym.
    Website: www.qataracademy.edu.qa


    Qatar Canadian School

    Contact details:
    Phone: +974 44 83 3520/27
    Fax: +974 44 83 0791
    Email: qcs@cna-qatar.edu.qa
    Address: P.O. Box 24449, c/o CNA-Q
    Location: Al Markhiya (clost to Landmark Mall)
    Website: www.qcs.edu.qa


    Qatar International School

    Contact details: Tel: +974 44 833456
    Fax: +974 44 831096
    Email: info@qis.org
    Address: P.O.Box 5697, Doha, Qatar
    Location: Dafna West Bay Area of Qatar next to French School and new Lebanese School
    Teaches ages 2 ½ - 17
    Teachers: U.K. trained
    Facilities include: swimming pool and sports facilities
    Website: www.qis.org


    The Cambridge School for Boys and Girls

    Contact Details:
    Tel: +974 44 696590/ 44 690520
    Fax: +974 44 699278
    Email: cambridge@qatar.net.qa
    Ages taught: 3-18
    Curriculum: National Curriculum for England and Wales
    Location: Al Madeed Street, Mamoura Area


    The Gulf English School

    Contact Details: Tel: +974 44 86 5367/ 44 87 3865
    Fax: 44 861256
    Email: info@gulfenglishschool.com
    Address: PO Box 2440, Doha, Qatar
    Location: Al Gharaffa Street
    Ages taught: 3-18
    Curriculum: International baccalaureate, Arabic and Islamic studies included
    Facilities include bus and swimming pools.
    Website: www.gulfenglishschool.com
     
  3. bhuvnidhi

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  4. meerakini

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    Thanks a lot Bhuvnidhi. I looked up the options above but am a bit worried about IB curriculum since a) dont know if Indian kids study this b) dont know if this is available in India if we relocate. My husband thinks that we should go into ICSE or CBSE since the same can be continued in India as well in the future.

    Since there r no ICSE schools here, guess we r only left out with CBSE. Can u guide me about which school is good for my child - i read in an earlier post that u have put ur child in DMIS. What is ur opinion about this school. R u happy with it. Can u tell me for KG-1 level, should i put her in DPS, BPS or DMIS purely from the view that she can grow with a good environment of teachers and kids. Appreciate ur help and reply on this.

    Best Wishes
    Meera
     
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    DEar Meera
    My children attend an International school. They have a branch in DOha too, their reputation is good. SEnt me a message and I will give you the name, just pass by and have a look at it.
    This school has approx 60 branches globally.
    Mega
     
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    Hi Mega,
    thanks for writing. I am new on this forum and hence cannot send a message yet - does not allow it before i complete 10 posts this month. can u guide me on this further.

    RegdsMeera
     
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    Hi Meera
    Welcome to this forum, me too been around for just 3 months. Trust me, itz a great place to be.

    My kidz attend the INternational School of Choueifat, they have a branch at DOHA too. Do check on their website www.sabis.com. If academics is your priority then go for it, as the curriculum is pretty intensive. French is the secong language which is well advanced too! My child started there at the age of 3 in KG 1.
    Pls. do get back should you need any further details.
    MEGA
     
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    Meera, There are quiet a lot of Indian kids in IB schools here.They do get adjusted perfectly well.I have my reservations for choosing DMIS which I thought would be a cushion for my kid who goes to primary school.


    • For KG1 & KG2 , the school starts at 9:00 A.M unlike other schools who start at 7:15 A.M.
    • The school stresses more on extra curricular activities which I liked(purely my opinion).I do not want to stress my kid till 5th standard .
    • Less crowd in the class.The KGs get a teacher and helper at class.
    • The school has a proper building and play ground.(DPS & BPS are also building their own building now).
    • The school has a tie up with lot of clubs in Doha.
    • The school had a GEMS school affiliation(suppose to be good and prestigious) until recently and now they are under Taleb group.

    But I would say that academic stress is very less in Doha in any school.We , the parents have to put in more effort to make the kid study.

    Lot of things have changed(not so positive) in DMIS this year.And we parents are keeping our fingers crossed to see if things will turn out to be good next year.Be prepared to shell out more(money) if you choose DMIS(16000qrs+ per annum for a grade 1 CBSE-I student).IB schools are even expensive than DMIS.

    BPS is also a very good school.Though I do not have first hand experience, from whomever I have heard ,there is always positive feedback.

    You can check the website of DMIS,BPS and DPS for fee structure and other academic details.
     
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    Thanks Mega, i saw the website. will go through it in detail as well. thanks once again for ur inputs.

    Regds
    Meera
     
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    Thanks Bhuvnidhi for ur detailed mail. I wish i could discuss DMIS with u in detail further since your reasons for choosing DMIS matches my concerns also as a mother.

    What i specifically want to you is about a) What do u mean exactly by things have changed not positively. b) Does this affect my KG child. c) If i am looking at KG1 and KG2, and in the current situation - should i register for april 2012 with DMIS , BPS or DPS. c)Does the Taleb mgmt matter to me v/s GEMS (am asking since i am new here and dont know any historical facts)

    Is it ok for me to ask you question on this page or should i call you up personally.

    best wishes
    Meera
     
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