The CampusIn September 2008, ISL Qatar opened in its new home, a modern, purpose-built campus in the northern suburbs of Doha. The buildings have been developed to embody the school's philosophy of child-focussed education. It offers a curriculum appropriate to the 21st century, using methods and technologies that engage children while advancing their learning and understanding. We also offer facilities for sport and recreation, for individualised learning and research, and personal development and growth.
Sports facilitiesOur commitment to outdoor and physical education is reflected in the sports facilities which include a large multi-purpose sports hall, a multi-purpose gym for early childhood students, an all-weather sports pitch and outdoor football/basketball/volleyball courts. Extensive use is made of these facilities for PE and sports lessons and the diverse extra-curricular programme offered by ISL Qatar. The school also has access to many other local sports facilities for specialised sports e.g. sailing.
Students have access to indoor and outdoor recreational areas to enable them to enjoy periods of having fun together, in supervised recreational breaks. Recreational spaces include the main indoor atrium, shaded areas between most buildings, study areas and a ‘common room’ for senior students and other outdoor play areas. There is ample space for all students to play together or simply expend some energy!Libraries
The ISL Qatar libraries are both virtual and physical spaces which support curriculum development, mother tongue language and literacy, and the development of personal growth, values and life skills for the entire school community – students, faculty and staff.The virtual spaces provide access to many online resources including WebPath Express, which contains over 50,000 websites and 107,000 weblinks which are high quality, educator-reviewed and updated regularly. Additional online resources include Active History, Atomic Learning, Brainpop, Britannica, Britannica Image Quest, English ad Media, Film Maker Magazine, Geography all the Way, Glogster, Newsbank, NoodleTools, Pebblego, Proquest WebSelect, The World and I and World Book. Additionally, librarians can assist families in registering for the Qatar National Library to access its broad array of online resources.Book World and The Library are the two physical spaces on the ISL Qatar campus. Book World, serves the needs of early childhood through grade 2 students. Age appropriate books are available for students to borrow or parents may also check out books to read to their children. Additionally there are resources to help parents consider and develop successful family relationships and development of child life skills. The school also has a growing world language collection and subscriptions to 44 different print magazines catering for Early Years to Grade 12 readers.The Library is a shared space for grades 3-12 attached to the grades 11 and 12 study area, the K-12 classroom and media rooms housing AppleMac computers and recording and editing facilities. Trained library media specialists assist students in research for their units of inquiry, provide digital literacy skills, teach students and staff how to integrate technology into their lessons and how to be more innovative. The libraries also host Book Fairs, Book Week, Scholastic Book Club, Author Visits and other reading initiatives. Grade 11 students host the weekly Lunch Bunch to encourage secondary students to visit The Library,Parents can sign up for the library, which gives them access to the book collection and the online resources.