innovative learning your child will love

At Compass International School Doha, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Your child will love learning on our world-class campuses, where outstanding teachers personalise each student's education journey. Through exceptional opportunities, global collaborations, and tailored academic pathways, we'll ignite your child's curiosity, nurture their talents, and inspire success.
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As leaders and contributors in the education sector, we create innovative initiatives and technology enabled learning journeys that demonstrates our dedication to support our students to create their future and become global citizens.
Elizabeth Lamb
Executive Principal, Compass International School Doha
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Your child will thrive at Compass International School Doha thanks to our truly personalised approach to learning that nurtures individual passions and interests.


All our students follow a combination of the best in British and international curricula. We’re one of the few schools in Qatar that offers a choice between A-levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). And our exceptional teachers drive innovation through tailored academic pathways and global collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF.


In 2022, we achieved the best IBDP results in our history, well above the global average. Our outstanding academic success opens doors to top universities in the UK, US, Qatar, and beyond.

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Our globally respected curriculum – created by world-leading education experts – reimagines learning through our six core educational pillars.
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Academic excellence
Here, at Compass International School Doha, our personalised academic pathways inspire collaboration, curiosity and creativity, ensuring your child gets exceptional results.
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Academic excellence

At every stage of their education – from early years through to secondary – your child will follow tailored pathways that embrace their interests, talents, and aspirations. At secondary level, they’ll have the unique opportunity to choose between A-levels and the IBDP.

Our curriculum is enhanced by innovative collaborations with The Juilliard School and MIT, which offer exclusive access to the world’s best performing arts and STEAM programmes. And on Nord Anglia’s Global Campus learning platform, your child will solve problems, tackle challenges, and collaborate on one-off projects with children across 32 countries.

Adapting the curriculum to each student’s needs helps them to achieve fantastic results. In 2021, our IBDP students scored 15% above the global average – the highest marks in our history. Our academic excellence will propel your child to the world’s top universities, including Hofstra in New York, the University of Aberdeen, and University of Reading.

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World's best teachers
Your child will learn from the best: inspirational teachers who put innovation at the heart of everything they do, deliver extraordinary experiences, and nurture talents.
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World's best teachers

The key to an exceptional learning experience is an inspirational teacher, which is why we only recruit the most passionate, gifted people. All our teachers are fully qualified, native English speakers. And in subjects like the performing arts and STEAM, our teachers work closely with specialists in their fields.

Our classes have an average student-teacher ratio of 12:1, guaranteeing your child will get the attention they deserve. At each stage of our students’ education, teachers monitor academic progress, set targets and – really importantly – keep an eye on their wellbeing. We also have dedicated English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Additional Learning Needs teams, who ensure every child is supported.

Like our students, we encourage our teachers to expand their knowledge. Through Nord Anglia University, teachers access trailblazing academic ideas and training courses – including the Master’s in International Education.

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Exceptional learning experiences
Your child will enjoy one-of-a-kind opportunities to learn with their friends through our unique global collaborations, once-in-a-lifetime trips, clubs and activities.
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Exceptional learning experiences
At Compass, learning happens everywhere, every single day. Your child will follow their passions, showcase their talents, and discover new interests – both in lessons and through a myriad of extra-curricular opportunities. 

We equip our students to become creative global citizens through personalised programmes in art, music, dance, drama and STEAM, which – because of our collaborations with The Juilliard School and MIT – are unmatched in the region. At our award-winning Young Innovators Club, students shine in international competitions and solve genuine challenges facing the world today. 

We’re proud to be the only school in Qatar accredited to teach Dutch. Our students can also follow an advanced French programme, as well as native and non-native Arabic. This gives them a real understanding of and appreciation for local culture and history. 

On our sports pitches and in our state-of-the-art gyms and swimming pools, your child will get moving and improve their physical and emotional wellbeing. And our residential trips to Tanzania and Switzerland offer life-changing experiences that open minds and expand horizons.
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Our social purpose
Your child will use their creativity and determination to make a real difference to the world. They’ll do this by standing up for the causes they believe in, both locally and internationally.
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Our social purpose
From beach clean-ups and animal welfare expeditions, to outreach projects in Tanzania, our students are dynamic advocates for change in our community and across the globe.  

Through our exclusive collaboration with UNICEF, your child can take part in the Global Challenge, coming together with students from across Nord Anglia’s family of schools at the High Level Political Forum in New York. There, our students contribute to workshops and seminars, and speak up on the issues that matter – influencing world leaders and making the planet a better place. 

On our Young Learners’ programme, students come up with ideas to improve environmental sustainability. Collaborating with friends and the local community, our students build confidence, resilience and teamwork skills. Your child will also work on high profile projects in the region through partnerships with the Ministry of Education and Qatar Museums.
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The Nord Anglia Education family 
When you join our thriving school community, you become part of a supportive global family of students, parents, and alumni.
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Our vibrant international school is home to families from more than 80 countries. Your child will be part of a welcoming community where they can follow their own path to success.

As well as making sure your child is happy, we offer you plenty of support, too. Our Friends of Compass School group brings parents together for regular get-togethers. And at our annual Class in Action Day, you can sit in on lessons and take part in activities, gaining a real insight into how personalised learning works.

Being part of the Nord Anglia family of schools also brings lots of benefits, including access to world-class EdTech and a network of friends in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Our graduates go on to do remarkable things, and your child will be part of an alumni network that spans the globe. Every year, we invite former students back to talk about life beyond our school, inspiring our current students to believe anything is possible.

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Advanced learning environments
Our students love coming to school, where our world-class facilities, creative spaces, and technology-filled classrooms and labs bring learning to life.
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Advanced learning environments

Compass is one vibrant school community spread across three campus locations, which are all easy to reach from Doha's city centre.

At each of our campuses, specialist facilities – which include swimming pools, ICT suites, music studios, and sports halls – create the perfect environment for your child to thrive. Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus, Themaid, houses some of the finest school facilities in Qatar – including innovative performing arts spaces and a STEAM learning lab.

Being part of the Nord Anglia family means we have some of the most advanced EdTech in the world. This includes our secure Global Campus learning platform, which our students access on their laptops and iPads. Your child will learn in exciting new ways alongside more than 70,000 children worldwide. You’ll have access to Global Campus too, so you can keep track of your child’s success.

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We’re really proud that 100% of our parents feel welcomed when they get in touch with us. Our friendly admissions team is your first point of contact, and they’ll make the application process as smooth as possible. That way, your child can start learning as soon as they’re ready.
  • Get in touch with us today – we’ll talk you through the process and answer any questions.
  • Come and see Compass International School Doha in person or sign up for a personalised virtual discovery meeting.
  • Send us your child’s application, including supporting documents.
  • We’ll invite your child to do a short assessment.
  • Our admissions team will then confirm your child’s place.
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Our teachers embrace innovation, personalising each student's learning experience to ensure they achieve exceptional results and become multitalented global citizens. This takes them wherever they want to go in life – including the world’s top universities.

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