Qatar-Finland International School

Qatar-Finland International School

Qatar-Finland International School is open for boys and girls 5-16 years (Grades 0-11)

Qatar-Finland International School is a unique state-of-the-art school, a safe environment, and a supportive community for learning and growth enabling all children to reach their full potential. At the QFIS the success, wellbeing and growth of the learners is the starting point and the goal.

Mission: Qatar-Finland International School: Provides high-quality teaching in Qatar through encouraging each student to take an active and responsible role as a learner Creates learning opportunities, which support every student’s educational needs as an individual, a member of the community, and a conscious global citizen Offers a motivational, inspiring, and secure environment with future technology and versatile learning materials enhancing academic achievement and creativity Models an exquisite combination of educational excellence and support of holistic well-being of QFIS students, staff and parents Establishes a forerunner institution which serves key Qatari stakeholders committed to achieving educational excellence according to the SEC Outstanding Schools Program

Operating as usual

The staff at Qatar-Finland International School is delighted to welcome all of our students back to school for the new academic year 2020-2021, which started today!

At present, due to the corona virus and according to instructions from the Ministry, we are operating in a hybrid mode. In practice, this means that a third of the students will be on-site in the school premises and the remainder working remotely from home. We are delighted that despite the corona virus situation we are still able to deliver education to all of our students.

We are also pleased to announce that almost all of our teachers are now in Doha, some of our new teachers are still completing their mandatory quarantine and will be with us in person soon, but the majority of our teachers are in school.

Katara announces winners of Covid stay-at-home writing competitions

Congratulations to Joshua Hackett for brilliant success in the writing competition organized by the Katara Cultural Village. This is the second time Katara is organising a writing competition in English for the community. There were participants of 83 nationalities, of which students were of 66 nationalities and adults of 52 nationalities.

Seasons of Love - Qatar-Finland International School Virtual Choir

Qatar-Finland International School would like to wish everyone a great summer with this video made by our amazing teachers and students. The video arrangement and sound production credits go to our wonderful teachers Mr Joonas Marjanen and Mr. James Lavin!

See you in September! ❤️

Qatar-Finland International School students, parents, and teachers joined forces in a Virtual Choir project. The song was practised individually and each par...

Last call for this week's virtual school tour! Join us in zoom on Wednesday to hear what makes the Finnish approach to education so succesful.

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Thank you, QFIS Faculty & Staff (2020)

The teachers and staff of the school got this heart warming video from our wonderful parents association and students. We miss you all! Hopefully we can get back to working together face-to-face as soon as possible! ❤️ #qfischool #thankyou

Grade 0 studied the primary and secondary colors in arts and crafts. As a result we got pictures of amazing and creative color wheels!

Thinking about which school to choose for your child for the next academic year in Doha? Look no further! Book your place on our virtual school tour and see for yourself why Finnish education system is regarded as one of the best in the world.

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Some master pieces from the Virtual art week. Fantastic effort!

We are extremely happy to announce the reopening of admissions for the academic year 2020-2021 from 30th of April! Head over to our website to apply. Due to the current situation with Covid-19, admissions assessment will be conducted online.


Virtual Art Week 19.4.-23.4.2020

Virtual Art Week 19.4.-23.4.2020

Virtual Art Week 19.4.-23.4.2020

Virtual Art Week 19.4.-23.4.2020

Virtual Art Week 19.4.-23.4.2020

Virtual Art Week 19.4.2020

Q.F.I.S. School proudly presents our first ever Virtual Art week!
At Q.F.I. School we believe that art is for everyone and it can be anywhere. We encourage creativity in many ways, so during this week we will share some of our students artistic creativity.
We will also have a daily challenge where we encourage the whole family to participate.Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

تُقَدِّمُ لَكُم المَدْرَسَة القَطَرِيَّة الفِنْلَنْدِيَّة الدُّوَلِيَّة بِكُلِّ فَخْرٍ أُسْبوعَ الفَنِّ الافْتِراضِيّ الَأَوَّل مِن نَوْعِه!في مَدْرَسَتِنا، نَحْنُ نَثِقُ بِأَنَّ الفَنَّ هو لِلْجَميع وبِأّنَّهُ يُمْكِنُ أَنْ يَكونَ في أَيّ مَكان. نَحْنُ نُشَجِّعُ دائمًا على الإبْداعِ بِطُرُقٍ مُخْتَلِفَةٍ، لِذلكَ خِلالَ هذا الأُسْبوع سَوْفَ نُشارِكُكُم بِبَعْضِ إِبْداعاتِ طُلّابِنا الفَنِيَّة.سَيَكون لَدَيْنا أَيْضًا تَحَدٍّ يَوْميّ تَسْتَطيعُ العائِلَةُ بِأَكْمَلِها المُشارَكَةَ فيه.تابعونا على Facebook وInstagram.


Another week of distance learning has begun at Q.F.I. School! Students, teachers and parents are all involved in new and inspiring ways of teaching and learning. #qfischool

It's also important to remember to take breaks when doing e-learning! #qfischool

[03/16/20]   School may have stopped but the teaching and support hasn’t! Here are a few videos of our students learning how to continue their education from their homes. #qfischool

Q.F.I. School was recognized as the first Sustainable Qatar Young Ambassadors- school! The certificate was signed by Katrin Scholz-Barth, the president of Sustainable Qatar, and given to Mr Jerker Polso, the principal of Q.F.I. School. The whole school is now committed to the pledges, which the students presented in this gathering.

Grade 4 travelled back in time to Ancient Egypt today! #qfischool

The past two days were all about sports! All the students participated in the Climate walk and the various sport stations led by both teachers and outside providers. What a great way to welcome the Qatar National Sports day! #qfischool

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100 days of school! Our 0-2 graders celebrated the fun event with many different activities related to the special number 💯 #qfischool #100dayssmarter

Combining the perspectives of different subjects helps the students have a deeper understanding of phenomena. Our 2nd graders have explored science through art. Just beautiful!

At QFISchool differentiation and flexible grouping are means to ensure that every student gets the support that best suits their needs. Our grade 0 students learning their Arabic sounds through hands on activities in different stations.

Grade 3 students enjoyed our outdoor learning space, which was designed and painted by grades 8 and 9 students earlier. Our learners practised their spelling words outside.

During Arabic lesson, our grade 5 students were engaged in fun activities related to sentences that start with verbs.

Qatar-Finland International School Promotional Video

This is who we are and what we are about. Have a look, and if you like what you see, let the rest of the world know by sharing this post.

Our head of HR Amira Taawash, history teacher Amber Rainkie and vice principal Juhani Katajamäki travelled to #educa2020 education fair in Helsinki, Finland to start teacher recruitment for next academic year.

Grade 9 experiencing physical activities to compare pulse rate preactivity and postactivity for circulatory system topic.

Our grade 0 students learn Arabic through various methods, including learning through games and songs, puppet shows, online games and word hunts as well as more traditional worksheets and book work. All the activities are designed to enhance their fine motor skills, gross motor skills and most importantly relating what they learn with their environment and surrounding.

Universities from UK and other parts of Europe met with our High School students here at Q.F.I High School yesterday January 21st 2020. The Mini-Fair was very informative to our students who got another opportunity to explore the different programs and universities. Things are getting clearer and clearer in terms of future university plans as they continue their exciting High School learning journey here at Q.F.I. High School.

Our grade 9 and 10 MUN (Model United Nations) students are ready to go for THIMUN 2020. This year's theme: Good Health and Well Being. Best of luck 😊

Our energetic grade 3 students practised making sentences in the Arabic class through many different activities such as cutting and pasting, board games, interactive games and role playing. Learning is always fun at our school 😊

Our grade 8 and 9 elective art group painted a beautiful colorful environment outside. The design was done by the students themselves. 😊 Creativity meets hard work.

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Qatar-Finland International School is a unique state-of-the-art school, a safe environment, and a supportive community for learning and growth enabling all children to reach their full potential. At the Q.F.I. School the success, wellbeing and growth of the learners is the starting point and the goal.

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Zone 70 (Al Kheesa), Street 461, Building 90

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 15:00
Thursday 07:30 - 14:00
Sunday 07:30 - 15:00
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