ISL Qatar High School

Jim Heister
Head of High School


Welcome to ISL Qatar High School


At ISL Qatar High School, we are more than an educational institution; we are a vibrant community committed to empowering learners through a diverse range of experiences. Grounded in our core values of Integrity, Belonging, Grit, and Kindness, we proudly offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

Our mission is clear: to empower learners to lead through compassion, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Beyond academics, our focus extends to nurturing essential life skills and qualities. Our dedicated Community Time program emphasises student well-being, fostering an environment where your child is supported and encouraged to thrive.

As you explore our website, you'll discover the myriad of opportunities, programs, and initiatives that exemplify our dedication to academic excellence, the International Baccalaureate framework, and holistic student development.

We look forward, hopefully, to welcoming you and your family to ISL Qatar in the future. In the meantime, discover the world of opportunities that enrolling your child at ISL Qatar will bring.

Warm regards,
Jim Heister

IB Diploma Programme

This internationally-recognized course is increasingly sought by competitive universities around the world and has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment and equipping students with the skills and attitudes they will need to succeed in higher education and employment.

The core components of the Diploma Programme (DP) consist of a 4000-word research paper, critical analysis of the nature of knowledge and activities focusing on creativity, action and service, which provide an appropriate balance to the academic rigour of the programme.

Importance is placed on critical, reflective and holistic thinking, collaborative working, individual initiative, personal organisation and planning.

As well as the core elements mentioned above, students must take six different subjects, at least three of which are studied at higher level and three at standard level. These include:

Diploma course offerings

Group 1: Language and Literature. We endeavour to provide a teacher for every student's mother tongue or first language. Current and recently offered languages at higher and standard levels include English, Spanish, Arabic, French, and Italian. Portuguese, Greek, Dutch, Serbian and Thai are also offered as school-supported self-taught courses.

Group 2: Acquired Language. We offer Arabic, French and Spanish at higher level, standard level or ab initio (standard level only). Students may choose another language from Group 1, while other languages may be offered subject to demand and availability. All students study English in Group 1 or 2.

Group 3: Individuals and Societies. Students can choose to study geography, history, business management or global politics at either higher or standard level. Psychology and economics are offered as online courses.

Group 4: Sciences. Biology, chemistry or physics at higher or standard level.

Group 5: Mathematics. Mathematics at higher or standard levels or mathematical studies at standard level.

Group 6: The Arts. Students can either take visual arts, film, theatre arts at higher or standard level, music at standard level or choose another subject from Groups 1 to 5, subject to timetable restrictions

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IB Rules for DP