Qatar Foundation welcomes two new schools into its education ecosystem

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The Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire have become part of QF’s Pre-University Education through an agreement announced on October 7, 2020.

Qatar Foundation has recently announced that two new schools are to be brought under the umbrella of its Pre-University Education – the Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire.   

The agreement further expands QF’s schools network, which caters for children aged six months all the way to high school graduates.

The two institutions will join the existing portfolio of schools at Qatar Foundation (QF), which cater for children from the age of six months through to high school graduates within an ecosystem that, for the past 25 years, has been committed to providing tailored learning experiences that nurture creative, innovative thinkers, change-makers, and future leaders.

With more than 7,000 students already enrolled in schools under QF’s Pre-University Education (PUE), the Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire are set to add nearly 2,500 new students, helping to grow the ever-expanding QF school network which is committed to delivering quality education rooted in international best practices.

These two schools perfectly align with the educational ethos of Qatar Foundation, not only in terms of their academic offering, but also their principles, beliefs, and values. - Buthaina Ali Al Nuaimi

His Excellency Dr. Ali Al-Marri, Attorney General of the State of Qatar and Chairperson of the Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire, said: “I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, for her tremendous efforts at a local and global level to support education and provide everyone with the opportunity to obtain the best form of learning – in particular, those in most need of such opportunities around the world.”

“I would also like to thank Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, for this distinguished effort in the education sector, which has helped many people find unique opportunities.”

“Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire, which was established in 2007, aims to strengthen the links between Qatar and France through language, education, and culture, by providing classes in Arabic, French, and English – based on the principle of two civilizations and three languages."

We know the benefits tied to the privilege of education and those presented by Qatar Foundation. The Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire will strive to promote this shared ambition. - Serge Tillman

Buthaina Ali Al Nuaimi, President of PUE, QF, said: “In the year that marks the 25th anniversary of Qatar Foundation, we are delighted that our ecosystem of pre-university education – which started with a single school – continues to expand in both size and scope, through this agreement with the Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire.   

Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire. This image was taken before physical distancing was introduced due to COVID-19.

“These two schools perfectly align with the educational ethos of Qatar Foundation, not only in terms of their academic offering, but also their principles, beliefs, and values. They share our commitment to Leading Learning, and to providing personalized learning experiences that nurture the whole child, equipping them to expand their horizons and fulfil their potential.

“The dedication of the Swiss International School of Qatar and Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire to excellence in teaching and learning will greatly enhance our already wide-ranging portfolio of schools, and we believe that, through being part of Qatar Foundation’s Pre-University Education, they will be even better placed to thrive into the future.”

We are delighted at the opportunity to be working alongside Qatar Foundation, the leading educational provider in Qatar. - Dr. Nancy Le Nezet

“Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire has the honor and the privilege of signing, at the start of the 2020-21 academic school year, a partnership with Qatar Foundation, and, in doing so, becoming the first French-speaking school to join the organization,” said Serge Tillman, Director General, Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire.

“We know the benefits tied to the privilege of education and those presented by Qatar Foundation. The Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire will strive to promote this shared ambition. We hope that, through this agreement, we can help fulfil Qatar’s vision of becoming a hub for culture, knowledge, exchange, and education, which is open to all.”

The Swiss International School of Qatar.

The Swiss International School of Qatar (SISQ) opened its doors in January 2017, and, through the International Baccalaureate system, offers the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme.

"We are delighted at the opportunity to be working alongside Qatar Foundation, the leading educational provider in Qatar.” said Dr. Nancy Le Nezet, Head of School, SISQ.

“We look forward to a close relationship and are grateful to have access to such wonderful resources and expertise.”

Source: Qatar Foundation

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