Once you’ve calmed down and recovered from the shock of moving to the Middle East, you realize you will now have to educate your children there, causing your anxiety level to skyrocket yet again. The prospect of educating children in Qatar has been a legitimate cause for concern for expats and the reason many may turn down postings or choose to send the children to boarding school.
Upon hearing of our move to Qatar, my daughter exclaimed, “Omigosh, that’s the Middle East.” If the thought of living in the region causes a similar, perhaps more expletive-filled reaction and sends shock waves through your body, take a deep breath and relax. Qatar is a very safe, livable place for expats who make up 75 % of Qatar’s total population of about 1.7 million. Called the “Middle East for Beginners,” here you can experience the richness and flavor of the Arab culture without sacrificing Western conveniences. Well, at least not too many.
This list gives you a snapshot overview of schools in Doha that are considered by English-speaking expats... sometimes chosen by parents and sometimes not.