Doha College, one of the oldest schools international schools in Qatar, has added another accolade to its long list of achievements, when it recently became a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), a renowned organisation of leading preparatory schools in the world.

IAPS logoThis is an outstanding achievement since schools must reach a very high standard to be eligible for membership, with rigorous requirements on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent standards of pastoral care and keeping staff members’ professional development training up-to-date.

IAPS Chief Executive Christopher King said they are delighted that another prestigious international school has joined IAPS.

Although each of our schools are independent and has its own ethos, they are all committed to delivering an excellent, well-rounded education to the pupils in their care. We are very pleased to welcome Doha College as a new member.’

Grant Gillies, who took up the post of Head Teacher at Doha College Primary in September last year, and who was instrumental in achieving this feat, shared his delight with the new membership.

We are thrilled to be part of IAPS. It demonstrates our commitment to ‘Excellence For All, Excellence From All’ and extends the associations we have with the top independent schools around the world.

According to Gillies, over 700 of the very best schools in the world are part of IAPS, and membership is dependent on a range of very strict criteria.

At Doha College, we continue to lead innovation in education, and it is excellent to develop wider networks. The range of support offered will ensure our amazing school continues to grow in both strength and stature.’

Doha College is currently building a new, state-of-the-art campus in Al Wajba, set to open its doors in 2020, coinciding with the school’s 40th anniversary. Last year, it became the first in the world to be accredited as a High Performance Learning school, and it scored record examination results for the second year running.

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