Qatar Academy Al Wakra (QAW) is coeducational up till grade 5, segregated grade 6 and up, bilingual, serving the community of Al Wakra and surrounding areas. Founded in 2011, the mission of QAW is to provide the highest possible standards of education, which enables every student to achieve excellence and develop as an independent critical thinker, a lifelong learner, and a responsible citizen. The school will expand one grade level annually to reach Grade 12 by the 2021-2022 school year. The campus is located about 20 miles south of Doha in the seaside village of Al Wakra, with plans for a new facility to be completed by the 2016-2017 school year. The current facility sits on a beautiful campus with outdoor facilities including a football pitch, tennis court, basketball court, and covered play areas. Indoor facilities include bright and spacious classrooms with SMART Boards, iPads and Chromebooks are available for checkout, science labs, a library with 14,000 English and 8,000 Arabic titles, an art studio, a music room, gym, and an IT lab. The school is currently seeking candidacy for accreditation with the Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP). The management and development of the school is overseen by a board of governors.
QAW is part of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF). QF is a private, non-profit organisation that is supporting Qatar on its journey from carbon economy to knowledge economy by unlocking human potential, providing home-grown solutions for the benefit of not only Qatar, but the world. Founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar, Qatar Foundation is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.