Opening soon: our new landmark campus in North Doha
After opening our first school in Doha in 2011 and rapidly growing our student numbers due to strong parent demand for places, ACS enters an exciting new phase as we prepare to open our brand new ground-breaking campus in 2020, for 2470 students, located in Al Kheesa, north Doha.
Classes start 1 September subject to government guidance.
With 50 years' experience in delivering international education in both the UK and Doha, the new 60,000sq metre campus will deliver an exceptional learning environment for students and staff, creating spaces that drive academic rigour and extra-curricular programmes both in and outside the classroom. It will feature world-class academic, outdoor and recreational facilities, from future-ready science labs and libraries to dedicated buildings for Lower, Middle and High Schools, and ample parking.
FURNISHING FOR THE FUTURE
Collaboration is at the heart of our curriculum. It is also at the heart of our new school.
Open learning spaces outside the classroom, with a variety of zoned areas, will allow for individual study, online education, reading and collaborative work. The physical environment is key to the learning objectives of the school, offering our students layouts, furniture and physical organisation which support individual or collaborative group learning.
“Our parents, students and teachers have been testing the furniture in the current school and their opinions were considered before the final selection was made. The classrooms incorporate intelligent, innovative and integrated furniture solutions that can be adjusted very flexibly to fit a large variety of learning scenarios,” explains Pooja Asher, Senior Project Manager.
“The new school will provide spaces that bring students together to work, study, and socialise in an environment which supports and encourages them to take responsibility for their work and learn independently. These are critical tenets of the IB and AP program, which will enable our students to succeed, take ownership of their learning and prepare them for Higher Education.”
Beyond the classroom, our high-quality facilities include:
- 25-metre swimming pool and learners pool
- All-weather athletics track
- Fitness suite
- Wellness and warrior studios
- New generation artificial football pitch
- Drama studios and music practice rooms
- High-tech theatre
- Maker spaces
- Sports café
- Outdoor terraces
Landscaping and natural planting also plays an important role, providing a welcoming environment for reflection and play for all age groups.
We are incredibly proud of our new building, which sets a new benchmark for international schools and will adapt with our community over time, providing a fitting environment ready for the new thinkers our world needs.
OPEN DAY VISITOR
A NEW CAMPUS DESIGNED FOR LEARNING
The construction of a new ground breaking campus presented the opportunity to create something truly special ready for needs of our community and ready for Qatar’s bright future.
In developing the design of the building, we sought to create a truly bespoke education building that has been considered and designed from the inside out, which meets the needs of inquisitive and motivated learners.
The new campus presents a strong contemporary landmark to meet the aspirations and ambitions of students and staff alike. The shift in design is a move away from traditional institutional layout model, to an active, inclusive and practical approach to facilitate rigorous learning.
There are four key design principles at the heart of the new school: natural light, fresh air, functional spaces and good acoustics. These elements combine to provide a learning environment to boost your child’s cognitive performance.
The way the internal circulation has been designed enhances the connectivity of learning spaces, allowing alignment with the our approach to learning. It also promotes a culture of creativity, diversity, engagement and collaboration with a strong sense of community – all great things are valued by parents, students and staff alike.
Other design elements include a nuanced colour palette to allow students to bring their work to life in the spaces. The selection of furniture has been carefully considered, providing agile learning spaces for group work or individual study.
ACS Doha: A virtual tour of the new campus opening in 2020
Explore the New Campus with Robert Cody, Head of ACS Doha
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ACS Doha is home to a truly international community and offers a world-renowned curriculum including the IB and Advanced Placement Programmes.
New Campus Location
The new location provides an opportunity for ACS Doha to serve our current families educational needs and also those of a significant number of mega projects
ACS Doha New campus update
Construction on the new ACS Doha school started on 10 June 2018 and has been progressing well since then.