GEMS American Academy Qatar is located in the municipality of Al Wakra, a growing urban center south of the city of Doha.


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GEMS American Academy Qatar (GAAQ) offers a highly rated American curriculum to multi-cultural students from 80+ nationalities.

What makes GAAQ different?

  • 100% university acceptance rate.
  • 75% of teachers are from the US and Canada.
  • Only school in Qatar to offer the full Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma.
  • One of the highest parent satisfaction ratings in the entire GEMS Education network.

Admissions now open for Pre-K to Grade 12.

Developing the whole child  

Our youngest learners are educated through a play-based approach grounded in the Creative Curriculum.

The teachers create learning experiences where constructive purposeful play, interactions with the physical environment and partnering with families are most valued.

Award-winning student led activities

Students take ownership with teacher support to lead in various activities. Their hard work reached key milestones:

  • First school in Qatar to install a NAAAS-approved aquaponic greenhouse
  • Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) School Sustainability Award
  • Eco Schools Green Flag Award!
Excellent university preparation

We start preparing our students to be university-ready from the moment they step foot into high school.

With 18+ Advanced Placement (AP) courses and internships (at no extra cost) to gain first-hand career experience, there are many opportunities to earn college or university credit.

“I never expected my son to love coming to school every morning.  The teachers and administrators are exceptional but even better was the character development program.  We love GAAQ!”

Sima Hamadneh
Parent of a KG1 student at GAAQ

World-class Facilities

We believe in the importance of the whole school experience and our facilities have been designed to nurture student life:

  • Science labs
  • ICT labs
  • Specially designed Early Years classrooms
  • Art and sculpture rooms
  • Music rooms and studio
  • Arabic and Spanish language rooms
  • Elementary and secondary libraries
  • Aquaponic greenhouse
  • CrossFit space
  • Dance studio
  • Multipurpose sports hall
  • Outdoor sports pitch

Covered play area

Preparing for life beyond school

GAAQ has been recognized by several Qatari publications including Al Sharq and Al Arab newspapers for our approach, implementation, and execution of the blended learning program.

What are the benefits of blended learning?

  • Students increase their comfort with autonomy and take ownership of their own learning.
  • Students prepare for the future with a focus on research, self-learning, and self-engagement.
  • Students can learn more at their own pace

Teacher tailor their teaching methods and feedback methods more efficiently