Qatar Academy Sidra

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Qatar Academy Sidra

Qatar Academy (QA) Sidra, as part of the Qatar Foundation Pre-University Education, is a non-profit, co-educational international school that offers a broad-based, international educational programme. QA Sidra was established in 2012 and is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programme school. We are licensed by the Qatari Ministry of Education and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

QA Sidra is located in Education City with full access to all of the Qatar Foundation's world-class facilities. We have over 600 students, 30% Qatari students and 37+ different nationalities. Our new 'open makerspace' campus will be opening in 2021 at which point the school will begin to grow to its full capacity of 1800 students.

At Qatar Academy Sidra, we create endless opportunities so that our students are empowered with “roots to grow and wings to fly”.

School Details

  • Year founded 2012
  • Public or private Public
  • Profit or not for profit Profit
  • Governing body Qatar Foundation Pre-University
  • Campus size (hectares) 0.00
  • Day or boarding Day
  • Segregation type
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Accreditation Ministry of Education (Qatar)
  • Accreditation Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Accreditation IB PYP
  • Accreditation IB MYP
  • Accreditation IB DP

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Education Information

  • Curriculum IB DP
  • Curriculum IB MYP
  • Curriculum IB PYP
  • Instructional language English
  • Alternate instruction language
  • Start grade PreK
  • End grade 12

Tuition Fees

  • Lower fee amount (USD) 11000.0
  • Upper fee amount (USD) 19800.0

Teacher Information

  • Teacher numbers 114
  • Local teacher % 10
  • Expatriate teacher % 90
  • Number of nationalities 27

Student Information

  • Total student numbers 605
  • Nursery infant students 0
  • K or Pre-K students 144
  • Elementary students 306
  • Middle school students 128
  • Senior school students 112
  • Grade school students 0
  • Local student % 30
  • Expatriate student % 70
  • Nationalities represented 40

Teaching Information

  • Teaching days/year 180
  • Contracts begin August
  • We require teaching certification or licenses. Yes
  • We offer 1 year contracts. No
  • We hire intern teachers. No
  • We assist with pet relocation. No

Job Types and Salaries

Visa Requirements

  • Visa requirement Years experience
  • Description Two or more years of teaching experience
  • Visa requirement Minimum qualification level
  • Description Elementary Teacher: Bachelors Degree in Education / Teaching - Secondary Teacher: Bachelors Degree in Subject Speciality - All Teachers: A teaching certification from an accredited agency - Highest qualification must be attested by a notary from the country of issue and by the Qatari Embassy
  • Visa requirement Other
  • Description A marriage certificate and a clear criminal record check that is attested by a notary from the country of issue and by the Qatari Embassy. A clear medical history for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and Tuberculosis

School Benefits

  • Benefit type Number of contract days
  • Description 180 student contact days + additional days for orientation and professional learning
  • Benefit type Starting salary range
  • Description Salaries for teachers ranged between $42,500 US for a teacher with B.Ed and two years experience to $52,515 for a teacher with a Master’s degree and 15 years experience.
  • Benefit type Taxes
  • Description Tax-free
  • Benefit type Savings potential
  • Description Dependent on lifestyle and extent of travel, however, there are potential savings; e.g. - Single teacher = up to $25,000 - Couple (Both teaching) with 2 children = up to $40,000
  • Benefit type Accommodation
  • Description Fully furnished housing provided
  • Benefit type Retirement
  • Description End of Service Benefits: One month's basic salary for each completed year of service based upon final monthly basic salary.
  • Benefit type Flights/Transport
  • Description Economy class tickets in connection with annual leave to the nearest international airport in your home country, and one way Economy class ticket at the start and end of the contract. Transport Allowance paid with the monthly salary.
  • Benefit type Utilities
  • Description Utilities paid (electric, water, gas)
  • Benefit type Moving allowance
  • Description Contribution to pre-employment expenses incurred by the candidate such as medical examination, police clearance, authentication of documents etc Shipping allowance (400kg for families, 200kg for single staff)
  • Benefit type Dependent opportunities
  • Description The Foundation will provide Education assistance for four eligible dependent children between the age levels prescribed for Pre 3 up to and including Grade 12 as per Pre University Education policy. - Coverage – 13 academic years for children who have not reached their 18th birthday; OR completed high school (whichever is later). - Eligibility – children who are living with their family in Qatar and of 3-18 years of age or in senior year of high school studying a formally recognized curriculum approved by the Ministry of Education
  • Benefit type Medical
  • Description Full medical and dental coverage
  • Benefit type Other
  • Description Life Insurance

Primary School Principal - 12 month contract

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Qatar Academy Sidra
Doha, Qatar
  • Starting: 1 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 14 Apr 2019
  • Closes In:
Interim Primary School Principal for the 2019-2020 School Year.

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