The Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire are now part of Qatar Foundation’s Pre-University Education 

Qatar Foundation announced the addition of two new schools under the umbrella of its Pre-University Education – the Swiss International School of Qatar (SISQ) and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire.   

The two institutions will join the existing portfolio of schools at Qatar Foundation, which cater for children from as young as six months through to high school, within an ecosystem that, for the past 25 years, has been committed to providing tailored learning experiences that nurture innovative thinkers, change-makers and future leaders.

voltaire schoolWith more than 7,000 students already enrolled in schools under the QF Pre-University Education (PUE), SISQ and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire are set to add nearly 2,500 new students, helping to grow the ever-expanding QF school network committed to delivering quality education rooted in international best practices.

Swiss-International-School-of-QatarHE Dr Ali Al Marri, Attorney General of the State of Qatar and Chairperson of SISQ and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire, expressed his thanks and appreciation to Qatar Foundation Chair HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, for her tremendous efforts to support education and for providing everyone with the opportunity to obtain the best form of learning – in particular, those in most need of such opportunities around the world.

I would also like to thank HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chair and CEO of Qatar Foundation, for this distinguished effort in the education sector, which has helped many people find unique opportunities.

He said the Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire, which was established in 2007, aims to strengthen the links between Qatar and France through language, education, and culture, by providing classes in Arabic, French and English – based on the principle of two civilisations and three languages.

According to PUE President Buthaina Ali Al Nuaimi, in the year that marks the 25th anniversary of Qatar Foundation, they are delighted that the ecosystem of pre-university education – which started with a single school – continues to expand in both size and scope.

She said that the two schools perfectly align with the educational ethos of Qatar Foundation, not only in terms of their academic offering, but also in their principles, beliefs and values.

They share our commitment to ‘Leading Learning’, and to providing personalised learning experiences that nurture the whole child, equipping them to expand their horizons and fulfil their potential.

She added that the dedication of SISQ and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire to excellence in teaching and learning will greatly enhance their already wide-ranging portfolio of schools, and that by being part of Qatar Foundation’s Pre-University Education, they will even be better placed to thrive in the future.

Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire is the first French-speaking school to join Qatar Foundation, according to the school’s Director General Serge Tillman.

We know the benefits tied to the privilege of education and those presented by Qatar Foundation. The Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire will strive to promote this shared ambition. We hope that, through this agreement, we can help fulfil Qatar’s vision of becoming a hub for culture, knowledge, exchange, and education, which is open to all.

SISQ opened its doors in January 2017, and, through the International Baccalaureate system, offers the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme. Head of School Dr Nancy Le Nezet said they are delighted at the opportunity to be working alongside Qatar Foundation.

We look forward to a close relationship and are grateful to have access to such wonderful resources and expertise.

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