In pursuit of excellence in education, Qatar Foundation Schools (QFS) is seeking an exceptional
educational leader to serve as the Primary School Principal of Qatar Academy Al Khor, effective August, 2020.
Qatar Foundation offers highly competitive packages that make it one of the top employers in Qatar and throughout the region.
Founded in 2008, Qatar Academy Al Khor is one of the QF’s longer-established schools. It is located
in the coastal city of Al Khor, about 50 kilometers north of the capital city of Doha. Currently, the school serves the education needs of 1189 students from the age of 3 to 18 (EEC- Grade 12), meeting the needs of the rapidly growing community of Al Khor. Our current population is comprised predominantly of students from the local and regional communities. However, QAK teaching staff is drawn from a diverse background of many nationalities to promote an international educational approach and support international-mindedness. Current students are placed in mixed gender classrooms in Primary Years Programme (PYP, PreK-Gr. 5), in gender-segregated classrooms in the Middle Years Programme (MYP, Gr. 6-10), and mixed-gender classrooms in the Diploma Programme (DP, Gr. 11-12).
The school moved into its permanent campus in 2016; a new, state of the art complex of 150,000 m2
in Al Khor. This outstanding campus is spread over 9 buildings with 137 classrooms, 21 laboratories for the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Design Technology, seven Art studios and four Music classrooms. The facilities include a recreation center that spreads over 14,000 m2 with a soccer pitch, basketball and volleyball courts, two gymnasiums, and a swimming pool.
This contemporary design brings together innovations that reflect current and future developments
in education. This is evidenced in the use of environmentally responsible materials and energy. At full capacity, the school will accommodate 1800 students.
With the three bilingual International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes being implemented, PYP, MYP
and DP, QAK aims to be an education role model for the Arab region, maintaining the highest national and international standards of academic excellence. The school is accredited by the American-based Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA) as well.
Inclusive education is one of the core principles of Qatar Foundation Schools, and QAK provides
support structures and services for students with diverse learning styles and abilities. At the heart of our success comes a holistic approach to educating the whole child. We strive to develop our students’ academic, social, physical and emotional needs in a nurturing, collaborative environment while committing ourselves to the professional learning of all staff.
To empower students to be open-minded, inquiring and knowledgeable life-long learners who are
able to adapt to an ever-changing world through intercultural understanding and respect.
We envision our future leaders as courageous problem-solvers who will make a positive difference
to the world.
To create a safe, yet dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation. QAK empowers
learners to think critically as compassionate and principled global citizens grounded in Arab values, while celebrating Qatari National heritage and culture.
Who We Are
At Qatar Academy Al Khor:
1. We offer a dual Language model delivered in English and Arabic in the PYP at grades PreK-5.
In the MYP and DP, grades 6-12, the medium of instruction is English, while teaching Arabic Language, Qatar History, and Islamic Studies in Arabic with the aim of graduating students with a bilingual IB Diploma.
2. QAK teaching staff is of diverse backgrounds and many nationalities to promote our
international approach and support international-mindedness.
3. We provide support structures and services for students with diverse learning styles and
4. We take a holistic approach to educating the “whole child”: developing academic, social,
physical and emotional needs in a nurturing, collaborative environment.
5. We are committed to the professional learning and growth of the faculty and the greater
QAK Community by providing quality professional development opportunities.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Benefits include a tax-free salary, housing, health, life and long-term disability insurance, annual home leave, shipping allowance, gratuity and tuition benefits for PreK – grade 12 school-age dependents.
Qatar Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.