Head's Welcome

Welcome to the Swiss International School in Qatar, one of the newest schools in Qatar. Our vision is to provide the highest quality learning opportunities to children in Doha. We ensure an outstanding international education set in an environment that excites, inspires, supports and challenges every student to excel academically and socially.

In order to achieve our vision we are guided by several philosophical commitments and actions. SISQ has fully adopted the International Baccalaureate's philosophy and pedagogy for all grades. SISQ is an IB candidate school* for all three programmes: Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programme. The IB has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence and aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. This is a perfect alignment with SISQ’s vision.

Multilingualism is a key commitment at SISQ which is reflected in our three core languages:

English - the language of instruction at SISQ

French - for all students either as a first language or as an additional language. French is embedded into our extra curricula programmes and many SISQ teachers are native French speakers.

Arabic - for all Arabic speakers and in compliance with the MOE. Arabic is an option available to all students as an additional language.

Other languages - in addition to our core languages, SISQ supports the maintenance of students' mother tongue through resources, language experts and community involvement.

Many SISQ teachers and learning assistants are multilingual in our core languages; they also represent a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds. Our teachers are an exceptionally committed, experienced and qualified group who have worked in top international schools around the region and globally. They have joined SISQ with an awareness that a learning environment needs to be purposeful, nurturing and supportive in order for students to flourish.

We have spacious new buildings and fully-resourced classrooms in the Al Luqta area of Doha, and welcome you onto our campus so you too can experience what makes SISQ a welcoming and exciting place to learn and an excellent choice for your son or daughter.

Sincerely,

Philip Bradley
Head of School 

*SISQ is a candidate school to deliver the International Baccalaureate Programmes. The school is currently pursuing authorization as an IB World School. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

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