About our School

Our School is one of San Francisco’s Best Secondary Schools.
We focus on scholastic development, personal growth, and ethical enrichment.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
With the envisioned of the concerned Filipino community members to put up a school that would provide better education to expatriate students (Filipinos and non – Filipinos) in the State of Qatar, the
second Philippine school was established in September, 1999 and determined the name PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – QATAR.
Henceforth, a 15 – member Founding Committee was formed to
process all the required documents needed for its operation. By December of the same year, all other documents were processed and duly
authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in Qatar which then forwarded to various agencies in the Philippines.
The succeeding months had not been easy for the group. Although officially registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange
Commission on March 01, 2000, the school would not open until five
months later. Hurdles and impediments emerged every step of the
way.
Grounded by their commitments to the children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Qatar, the school’s founders were not deterred
in accomplishing their noble ideals. With the immense assistance from
its former sponsor, Sheikh Abdulla bin Faisal Thani Al – Thani, the
school finally opened on August 05, 2000.
The Philippine International School – Qatar was officially recognized by the Department of Education (Deped) Republic of the Philippines on the 10th day of July, 2009 with (Deped) Government Recognition No. SP – 005, Series of 2009 and is now fully operated by its
owner Rajih Shabeeb Al –Dosari.
The school is both mandated by the Department of Education
(Deped), Republic of the Philippines and the Ministry of Education and
Higher Education (MEHE), State of Qatar with their academic standards and procedures.
The PISQ is now under the Enhanced K – 12 Basic Education Program, which covers kindergarten and 12 years of basic education that
will produce productive and responsible citizens equipped with the
essential competencies and skills for both life – long learning,
employment and entrepreneurship.

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