ACS International Schools has opened its new “Covid-secure” campus in Doha to accommodate 2,500 students aged three to 18.
The facilities in Al Kheesa, which spans over 60,000 square-metres, enables students to maintain social distance, which is becoming the ‘new normal’ for schools during the ongoing pandemic.
The different school divisions – pre-school, middle school and high school – also benefit from different entrances to keep students separated.
The new campus, which features “state-of-the-art” sports facilities, science laboratories, libraries, and art and design studios, was sponsored by Muhammed Sultan al-Jabar, chairman of Al Jabar Group, a provider of construction, trading and hospitality services in Qatar.
ACS International Schools opened the Doha school in 2011 and is one of ACS’s four campuses, with the remaining three located in the UK. It offers all International Baccalaureate programmes.
Tim Cagney, chief executive of ACS International Schools, said: “Since we opened nine years ago, ACS Doha has distinguished itself by delivering a rigorous academic education that respects the diversity of its student body, and the individuality of learning styles.
“The move to our landmark new campus enables us to realise our vision and the future of education in Qatar.”
Date published: 16 September 2020