Principal's Message

Choosing the right school is immensely important, be it when our children first start out and heavily rely on their parents to identify the environment that fits, or at any other stage in a nomadic expat life. As one of the oldest British Schools in Qatar, Doha College boasts a history of educational excellence based on firmly embedded values, a passion for learning and an international environment which inspires through its sheer diversity. Doha College is a British School which, in keeping with our motto Excellence for All, Excellence from All, fosters outstanding relationships from which both, students and staff, draw their ambition to do well and make a lasting contribution to College life and society as a whole.

As the Principal, I feel a real sense of privilege in having the opportunity to lead this outstanding School. Doha College is an exciting place to be. It is a school where we subscribe to High Performance Learning, a pedagogy that requires teachers to instil in our students thinking skills and a growth mind-set in an enquiry-based learning environment. These most essential ingredients for success in the 21st century are complemented and enhanced by a rich and diverse extra-curricular programme of sport, music, drama, educational expeditions and many other pursuits, all designed to educate the whole person.

Since I only have little space to give you a flavour of what we do and how much this school means to each and every one of its students and staff, I would like to invite you to explore this site and come and visit as and when you have time to do so. We are more than happy to give you a tour and make you feel part of the much vaunted Doha College experience.

Dr Steffen Sommer
Dr Steffen Sommer
Having turned the school’s vision and mission into a discernible reality, completed our development plan, become the first High Performance Learning School in the world and achieved the best ever examination results over two consecutive years, staff, students and parents are exceedingly proud of the environment we have created. And there is more to come! With the construction of our new campus well on the way, we are also laying the physical foundations for the next 40 years of successful learning at Doha College.