Every parent dreams of giving their children an education. This is one of the reasons why they work hard, especially in foreign soil. If you are given the opportunity to bring your family with you to Qatar, then one of your concerns would be where your children will go to school.
As the new school year is about to open, this post will help you decide which school to enrol your children. There are two schools classified as Philippine Schools Overseas (or PSO) in Qatar. These PSOs, according to the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, are “duly registered educational institutions operating outside the Philippines and implementing the basic education curriculum of the Department of Education (DepEd).”
Schools in Qatar that Offer Philippine Curriculum
1. Philippine School Doha
Address: Abu Hamour
Phone numbers: (+974) 4418-1587, 4418-1596
Established in 1992 and was granted DepEd recognition in 2000. It offers Nursery, Kinder 1, Kinder 2 to Grade 8 of the enhanced basic education curriculum, and 3rd year to 4th year of the Revised Basic Education curriculum. PSD is only one of the two schools in the Middle East to be given a DepEd recognition.
2. Philippine International School Qatar
Address: Ain Khalid, P.O. Box 9875, Doha, Qatar
Contact number: (+974) 6602-5251
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PISQatar
It was established in 2000. It offers pre-school, elementary and secondary education of the Philippine curriculum.
Another factor in choosing schools is the proximity from home. Some parents would choose the one nearby so the children will not be affected by traffic. Or they will move their home near the chosen school.
Bear in mind also that some schools have waiting list for new students. Better ask the school beforehand of their available slots. It would also help to prepare the necessary documents like passport, Qatar residence ID, etc.
So these are the schools in Qatar that offer the Philippine curriculum. In case we missed any other schools, do let us know and we’ll update this list!