welcome Arab International Academy
The Arab International Academy was founded in Doha, Qatar in 2015 with the goal of establishing a group of high level, private schools with Arab and international standards in Qatar. To achieve that goal, we have drawn on the very best of Arab and international thinking in our choice of curriculum and approaches to education in the 21st Century. In order to ensure success, we have hired some of the best talent from the Arab and international communities to work on this project. AIA is configured according to the criteria of the International Baccalaureate program for all levels from Kindergarten through High School.
The Arab International Academy (AIA) aspires to contribute to raising the next generation of informed citizens who can comfortably and confidently adapt to an ever-changing world. All AIA graduates will possess the necessary skills and abilities to lift communities up and address challenges while taking on the responsibility of being the stewards of the preservation and advancement of their own culture and civilization. Indeed, they will understand and engage with the culture and civilization of others, and interact with others on the basis of equality.
The Arab International Academy works to provide students with an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the integration of disciplines that are rich and challenging. The learning and teaching methodologies used encourage creative exploration, critical thinking, and responsible behavior. The environment equips students with the tools they need to engage with the complex and interdependent world around them in a productive manner whether at the individual or whole community level. In order to facilitate this integration, students at AIA start learning both languages, Arabic and English, in the KG. As they progress, in addition to Arabic and English, they will be learning French as a third language.
AIA also focuses on creating a strong understanding of the social sciences. Beyond simply understanding the society around them better, this focus enables students to form a strong personal identity that is drawn from a deep and informed perspective of history that embraces their place in society while equally understanding and respecting the society of others. To that end, AIA has authored a world history curriculum for grades 5 to 12 that will be taught in English and Arabic.
Moreover, for students who have moved to Qatar, the Academy provides special individual and group support programs to assist students in their transition.
As part of the interdisciplinary curriculum and focus on social emotional development, the facilities of AIA schools also encourage students to test their skills and capacities in the field of physical fitness and sports. This is achieved through providing the most advanced and diverse sports facilities and programs. Parallel to sports, AIA also encourages students to express, refine, and elevate their artistic talents. AIA schools strive to develop self-confidence and integrity of all members of the school community in addition to a deepening awareness of intellectual and cultural diversity in society, the importance of environmental preservation and sustainability, and the effect of service to society all as important components of giving meaning to life. The schools work at a fundamental level on nurturing the love for knowledge and learning among students.
The Arab International Academy strives to adopt and implement competent International Academic Programs of high quality that are in alignment with its mission and vision. Therefore, the AIA is working on obtaining the authorization to implement the three IB programs; the PYP for grades KG- 5, the MYP for grades 6-10 and the DP for grades 11 and 12. In addition, the AIA developed the standards for all its subjects based on the standards of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education- Qatar, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the American Education Reaches Out (AERO). All students at AIA will take part in the IB program up to grade 10. In grade 11, students will choose between joining the IB Diploma Program or a school-based program that leads to a high school diploma. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar recognizes both of these diplomas.
For the school year 2017-2018, we accept applications for students in grades KG1 (3 years old) to grade nine. For more information about the application process and requirements, please use the following link:
AIA will be home to a state of the art educational facility with a full complement of labs, gyms, sports fields, libraries, dedicated music and art rooms, and dining spaces. Furthermore, the building was designed to support our goal of small learning communities and project-based learning in a collaborative environment. In pursuant of our goal of full integration of technology, we have also made sure that we have the latest in technology for both the students and staff. That includes a staff of Instructional Technology Specialists who will work directly with students and teachers to provide support and instruction when needed
- Curriculumarabic - english
- Admission Age3 -14
- Admission DateJanuary 2017/2018
- Working Hours8 hours