The Swiss International School in Qatar is a new international private school for students from the age of 3 to 18, that opened in Doha January 2017. The school provides a truly multilingual learning environment combined with a high quality international education. As an inclusive school, we welcome families of all nationalities into our learning community.  

The Swiss International School in Qatar offers a high quality education in an inspiring and supportive environment. As an IB Candidate School, SISQ follows the International Baccalaureate Curriculum and offers a high-quality education in an inspiring and supportive environment. Our teachers are highly experienced and talented with expertise in delivering an international curriculum in engaging and innovative ways. We are committed to providing an educational environment that excites, inspires, and challenges every student to excel academically and socially

As a Swiss school our values are anchored in the international values of Switzerland; we promote multilingualism, cultural awareness and aim to prepare our students for an increasingly globalised world. Our main language of instruction is English, but the French language is an integral element of the overall curriculum, and the children’s mother tongue will also be fully supported. The local language, history and culture of Qatar are celebrated and valued within the school community. 

Contact the School

Al Hashimaya Street
Al Luqta
Doha, Qatar

+974 4036 3131

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Key Facts

  • Type of School: International School
  • Curricula: International Baccalaureate
  • Age Range: 3 - 18
  • Average Class Size: 18

Head of School

Headteacher Philip has been involved in International Education for over 30 years; prior to joining the Swiss International School in Qatar he served as the High School Principal at the International School Bangkok. He has previously held administrative and teaching positions in Peru, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, France and Wales. His teaching background is in geography, earth science and physical education. As an administrator Philip has spent a lot of time establishing strong learning focused teams with a focus on IB, curriculum development, assessment, grading and social emotional learning projects. Philip and his wife Anne (also an educator) have raised two children overseas, Jonathan and Rebecca. They are currently studying in Liverpool and Vancouver.


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