International School of London Qatar
|Year of Foundation||2008|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||PYP: Early Childhood 1 – Grade 5, MYP: Grade 6 to Grade 10, DP: Grade 11 and Grade 12|
|Number of students||1000|
|Teacher Student Ratio||N/A|
|Accreditations||IB World School, CIS, BSME, NEASC|
|Headmaster||Mr. David Monk|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||QAR 52,091|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||QAR 74,314|
Established in 2008, the International School of London (ISL) Qatar has developed a strong presence both locally and internationally as a pioneering educational institution, that is continually exploring the process of learning and considering what constitutes effective learning. ISL Qatar has an outstanding reputation for high academic standards, prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes and an impressive record of admissions to the best universities worldwide. ISL Qatar is part of the International School of London Group, which has a tradition of over 40 years of outstanding educational achievement in the UK. ISL was the first school in the UK to offer the IB Diploma Programme and has a history of placing students in top-quality colleges and universities.
The IB accreditation across all three age groups; Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (IB DP), earns the prestigious ranking as an ‘IB World School‘. The IB curriculum fulfils the School’s vision of combining intellectual rigour and high academic standards with a strong emphasis on the ideals of international mindedness and responsible global citizenship. As well as striving to develop the academic potential of each student, the teachers are also committed to the school mission statement which sets out its goal of “developing a passion for life and learning that leads to the betterment of the world in which we live.”
The school’s unique and pioneering Mother Tongue programme remains a particular highlight of the school as we are the only school in Qatar to offer Mother Tongue Programmes in over eight languages and constantly adding more. Students’ cultural and linguistic identities are valued and nurtured through our Mother Tongue programmes. This added bi-lingual focus maintains home culture and language as well as improves the overall academic performance.
ISL Qatar is a culturally diverse community which fosters a passion and enthusiasm for learning through outstanding educational practice. The student population covers children ages 3 – 18 from 70 countries. The school’s international staff represents 40 different nationalities. ISL Qatar develops the attitudes, skills, and understanding needed for active and responsible contributions to both local and global communities.
CurriculumInternational Baccalaureate, American Curriculum
Languages of instructionEnglish + Mother Tongue Languages
Foreign languagesArabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Serbian, German, Italian , Dutch, Japanese, Turkish, Malay and Indonesian
The ISL Qatar experience has definitely been a constructive and special one from a personal perspective. Everyone was always very approachable and keen on going the extra mile for the students, something that I consider vital in the upbringing of the youth. Through the IB curriculum and the quality and dedication of all teachers, my children are now young adults full of positive values. I believe the teachers really did make the difference in terms of setting an example.