Our Approach

At the Swiss International School in Qatar (SISQ) our approach to learning is very much anchored in the international values of Switzerland and preparing children for an increasingly globalised world. We encourage multilingualism and cultural awareness, and we ensure that the education our students gain at SISQ allows them to become successful and prepared to participate in a global world.

What makes our approach to learning so truly unique is the way we encourage our students to open their eyes to the world and engage in an international community – at SISQ and in the wider world. As one of the few schools in Qatar that will offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum for children aged 3 to 18 years (SISQ is currently an IB Candidate School), we provide families living in Qatar with a truly international education based on an innovative and evolving curriculum for today’s ever-changing world. The IB curriculum is taught at over 4500 schools around the world, and is known for its high quality and innovative approach. We also utilise the latest learning technology and methods to ensure our students achieve the best to their abilities. As an international school, with the international values of Switzerland at the core, we take great pride in the academic offering we are bringing to international families living in Qatar. Our dedication to provide an education for the future can be seen in our unique and truly international approach to learning. 

Whilst English is the primary language of instruction at SISQ, one of the unique aspects of our school is that we provide families with the opportunity to engage in a multilingual learning environment. As a Swiss international school, with a sister school in the French speaking part of Switzerland, SISQ has a strong focus on the French language, in addition to supporting the learning of German native speakers. As an IB Candidate school that will offer all of the three International Baccalaureate Programmes, it makes languages and multiculturalism a priority. The children’s mother tongue will also be fully supported, ensuring that our students become truly multilingual and develop into global citizens.

Students who follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum are provided with a unique education. They benefit from an evolving and innovative approach to learning, and they will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world
  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of additional languages

Delivering the IB Programme to children as young as 3 years and all the way up to 18 years (SISQ is currently a Candidate School to deliver the highly acclaimed international curriculum), enables SISQ to be one of the few schools in Qatar to provide a truly international and high quality education to families living in Doha. 

At SISQ, we utilise the latest learning technology and methods to ensure our students achieve the best to their abilities. Our teachers are highly experienced and talented with expertise in delivering an international curriculum in engaging and innovative ways, and as part of a leading international education group, Bellevue Education, SISQ benefits from the group’s expertise and investments in the latest technology and resources.

As part of ensuring our students reach their potential, we also take advantage of the benefits of providing a single-sex learning environment for our older students. At our Secondary School, boys and girls are taught separately in the classroom. Studies have shown that boys benefit from more action-based learning methods when they are older, whilst girls perform better academically, particularly in sciences and maths, in a more focused all-girls learning environment. We are committed to providing an educational environment that excites, inspires, and challenges every student to excel academically and socially. 


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