Arab International Academy (AIA) in Doha recently received accreditation from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) for three of their programmes: the PYP (grades K-5), the MYP (grades 6-10), the DP (grades 11-12), to become a full International Baccalaureate (IB) school.
The school received three visiting teams, one for each programme, during the current academic year. AIA is now one of seven schools in Qatar with the IB accreditation for all three programmes. It is the only school in Qatar that implements the programme in primary schools in Arabic and English, with particular interest in deepening the understanding of Arabic culture and pride among students and equipping them to learn Arabic at an advanced level.
AIA also received the Qatar National School Accreditation (QNSA) this year after five days of extensive visit from the QNSA team in March. It should be noted that all accreditations were received in less than three years, a record time compared to other schools.
The IB Program is one of the world’s most distinguished academic programmes and implemented by schools around the world. It focuses on developing the whole person cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. It helps students face challenges with optimism and open-mindedness.
Many scientific studies have shown that the IB DP programme is one of the best school preparation programmes, in terms of knowledge and skills, for success and excellence at the university level. The programme adopts learner-centred methods based on research, conceptual development, and responsiveness to the students learning styles.
The IB Program focuses on the development of a range of skills by students. As mentioned in the IB Philosophy, the programme helps students to become thinkers, inquirers, communicators, risk-takers, balanced, reflective, principled, caring, knowledgeable, and open-minded.
AIA was founded in 2016 and has drawn on the very best of international philosophy in the choice of curriculum and approaches to 21st-century teaching and learning. The school aspires to contribute to raising the next generation of informed citizens who can comfortably and confidently adapt to an ever-changing world.
For more information about AIA, visit aia.qa.