Welcome to the American School of Doha!
Welcome to The American School of Doha, and thank you for visiting our website. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this exciting school dedicated to the learning and development of each and every child in our care. In these pages you will learn about ASD’s mission and vision, which are centered on learning and form the basis of all our decision-making. I hope that by spending time on our website, you will gain a better understanding of the school’s view of learning, admissions, student opportunities, community activities, strategic planning, and much, much more.
What you will find when you visit ASD is a vibrant school community of exceptional educational professionals, recruited from around the world, who are committed to delivering an excellent American-style education in an international setting with over 70 nationalities represented in the student body. ASD was established in 1988 by the U.S. Embassy and prominent members of the Qatari community to meet the growing needs of students in Doha, and more than 25 years later, ASD has become one of the premier American international schools in the world. The diversity of cultures and backgrounds in our community is an exciting strength of the school, and the world-class facilities provide the best possible spaces for our committed teachers and coaches to inspire and educate students to become positive, active global citizens. Technology, music, art, physical education, theater, library, classroom and common spaces all communicate a message that learning is the core purpose and highly valued at ASD. With the support of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors, the Leadership Team and the highly supportive parent community, ASD provides the comprehensive programs and education which are second to none in the region.
Our values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Compassion guide our actions and promote a culture of inclusiveness and engagement. Our focus on student learning in a safe, secure environment ensures that each of our students is encouraged to reach his or her potential each day. And our focus on community development to support student learning means that ASD can be your lifeline here in Doha.
Thank you for taking the time to consider ASD as a potential student, parent or employee, and I look forward to welcoming you personally to our school.
Thomas L. Hawkins, Ed.D.
American School of Doha