Director's Message

Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST) is a high school designed to develop Qatar’s next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) innovators.

QAST is designed for both boys and girls, with co-gendered classrooms. We accept academically talented students from across Qatar. Currently, about half of our students are Qatari nationals and the other half are expatriates from the region.

From the very first day of school, our students learn about and participate in activities and research designed to help solve some of Qatar’s Grand Challenges.

At QAST, our students develop the academic and practical hands-on skills needed to conduct scientific research projects. With data in hand, they then create innovative solutions using an impressive range of tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and numerous other fabrication methods.

In order to help solve these problems, QAST students take demanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses. With this knowledge, they master critical hands-on and 21st Century skills necessary to apply their knowledge to real solutions.

The first three years at QAST are composed of advanced Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Innovation Center, English, Social Studies and Arabic/Islamic Studies classes. Students spend two periods each day in the Innovation Center –a unique, school-within-the-school where students develop hands-on skills in wood, metal, digital manufacturing, computer science, electronics, robotics, digital media and entrepreneurship.

During the last two years, students take UK A level and US AP courses while also participating in short, and then long, internships in Education City research labs. These internships provide real-world work-related perspectives needed for students to understand the current state-of-the-artwork practices for each Grand Challenge outlined in the National Vision 2030.

If your child has a strong interest in the sciences and would like to help solve real problems that face Qatar and the World, then QAST is where they belong. Please contact us to find out more: Tel: +974 44546426 / +974 30918502 or Email: qast@qf.org.qa.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about our program, entrance requirements, or online registration.

Dr. Gregory Moncada
Director
Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST)
Qatar Foundation’s specialist STEM high school.

About QAST

“In order to help solve these problems, QAST students take demanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses. With this knowledge, they master critical hands-on and 21st Century skills necessary to apply their knowledge to real solutions.”

Our Mission and Core Values

The Qatar Academy for Science and Technology’s mission is to empower students to become innovators who master the knowledge and skills required to create solutions for challenges that face Qatar and the world.

Our Core Values

We gain the power to shape the future through the pursuit of knowledge.

Our Core Values

Each person is unique and inherently possesses immeasurable worth.

Our Core Values

Integrity and respect are fundamental to thriving communities.

Our Core Values

Dedication, exploration, and service are essential for achieving growth.

At QAST, we have developed a curriculum that nurtures our students’ passion for STEM.

We offer a range of interesting clubs and activities such as Duke of Edinburgh, Robotics and Debate.

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Qatar Grand Challenges

Qatar has identified engineering and scientific challenges facing Qatar and listed those challenges essential to the long-term stability and sustainability of Qatar. These challenges include water, food, energy, and environmental sustainability, to name a few. While Qatar has made these their own challenges, all other countries face them too. Thus, as our students solve problems for Qatar, they solve the world’s problems at the same time.

In Grades 9 and 10 we will be addressing:

– Water security
– Energy security
– Cyber security
– Healthcare
– Sustainable Food Supply
– Mobility & Road Safety
– Support of Culture, Arts, Heritage, Media and Language within the Arabic Context

More details on Qatar’s Grand Challenges.

Discover how far you can go with QAST.