At English Modern School Doha we embrace internationalism through acceptance of differences, values, and beliefs in our community. This is emulated through our Expected School Wide Learning results (ESLRs).

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18th November 2017

About us


The English Modern School provides a challenging, internationally based education that aims to develop lifelong learners who are motivated to realize their full potential in a multi-cultural setting.


Established in 1991, The English Modern School is a private, proprietary international school and is one of the Divisions of The Al-Muftah Group of Companies. The school is licensed by the Supreme Education Council (SEC) under the Private Education Sector, is a member of The Council of International Schools (CIS), is an authorized centre for The Cambridge University International Exams and Edexcel International, and is a candidate for accreditation with both QNSA (Qatar National Standards of Accreditation) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).

The school follows the Cambridge University International Curriculum in its Primary and Secondary School Programs. In the Primary School, the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) is followed in year 1 through 6. The Secondary School follows the Cambridge International Lower Secondary School Curriculum in years 7 through 9 and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Advanced Subsidiary (AS) curricula for years 10 through 12. The CIPP Exam in English, Math and Science is administered at the end of Year 6 and the Checkpoints Exam in English, Math and Science is administered at the end of Year 9. The language of instruction is English and the teachers use the Readers and Writers Workshop model to focus on literacy, as well as to differentiate in the classroom. There is also an emphasis placed on Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatari History, as required by the SEC. The School serves a population of over 40 nationalities and employs a qualified internationally diverse faculty.

School Wide Learning Results

Along with our challenging academic program, EMS also focuses on six expected school-wide learning results, which are embedded into both the curricular and co-curricular programs.