SCHOOLS - Primary & Secondary in DOHA

Qatar Leadership Academy (أكاديمية قطر للقادة)

  • Qatar Leadership Academy (أكاديمية قطر للقادة)
  • Qatar Leadership Academy (أكاديمية قطر للقادة)


Qatar Leadership Academy aims to promote personal growth in young men by engaging them in an environment that promotes excellence in academics, leadership, athletics, and character to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Qatar Leadership Academy was formed in 2005 under the leadership of Chairperson H.E Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani with an innovative partnership between Qatar Foundation and the Qatar Armed Forces. The Academy was designed to take a holistic approach to youth development, providing the highest standards of education to develop young men into future leaders. Advice was sought from many sources, with a special early partnership forming with St. John’s Northwest Military Academy in the U.S State of Wisconsin.

The Academy opened its doors in the town of Al Khor, North of Doha, on August 28, 2005, with 48 cadets being greeted by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation.  By the end of its second year in the summer of 2007, 85 students were enrolled and the school received authorization to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma. In May 2008, the first graduates finished the Academy, and in May 2009, the first IB Diplomas were awarded.  In the spring of 2010, QLA was accepted as a candidate school for accreditation by the prestigious Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States and has an internationally recognized high school diploma program in addition to the IB Diploma.
We opened a new residential center to house student accommodations and recreational facilities. QLA continues to grow, building on the fine vision of its founders.

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