Who We Are

Who We Are

High School Principal 

Welcome to the High School

As the Acting High School Principal it is my pleasure to welcome you to Qatar Academy Doha (QAD).  I look forward to greeting all new and returning families to our school community, as we begin our 2018 - 2019 academic year.  I encourage you to look through our newly updated website, be it as a current member or as someone who may be interested in joining our QAD community. 

Qatar Academy Doha High School (QAD) is a dynamic place to be. We number approximately 400 students form diverse backgrounds and nationalities. This diversity is also reflected in our faculty members. We have a team of dedicated and talented educators from all around the globe. What we all have in common is that we call Qatar and QAD home. Our curricula are driven by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

Academic are important and we are proud to maintain an enviable 100% graduation rate. Every year our students go on to study in all four corners of the world-be it Yale, Oxford, Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Qatar or embarking on a career in the Armed Forces. That said, as the IB MYP and IBDP recognize they are only part of the story. QAD alumni are more than grades on a transcript, they are principled individuals who go out into the world with the intention of making a difference.  

If you would like more information about QAD High School or you would like to arrange a visit, we would love to hear from you. 

Best regards, 

Mrs. Sarah McGinley
Acting High School Principal

Roma Bhargava

Roma Bhargava - bhargava@qf.org.qa

Originally from India, Roma has worked in international education for over 12 years. She has worked in India, Kenya and most recently in Dubai. She is a passionate believer in the philosophy, mission and values of the International Baccalaureate programmes. Roma has extensive knowledge of IB, having led 4 IB World schools through the process of authorization prior to joining Qatar Academy Doha. She is also an IB workshop leader, examiner, school site visitor.

By profession, Roma is a teacher of Humanities and has taught Business and Management at DP level. She also worked as a DP Coordinator in her former school. After teaching all three programs, coordinating the MYP and DP in a few schools and being involved in IB initiatives, her IB knowledge is extensive. She is constantly thinking of ways to improve student achievement. Recently her article Instructional Leadership: An effective means to building professional capital, was published in the book “The teacher researcher”.

DP Coordinator

Steven Barrett joined Qatar Academy (QA) in 2002 to teach the newly started International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme to teach Chemistry and Physics courses and now hold the position of IB Diploma Coordinator (IB DP) and works with the grade 11 and 12 teams to support the students.

As part of the IB community he holds the positions of examiner for the internal assessment (IA) for physics since 2007 and has been a workshop leader for chemistry and physics since 2010.