On the Path to Building Legacy

Founded in 2014, GEMS American Academy Qatar has been labeled as a “Top Ten International School in Qatar” as well as one of the “Most Valuable Schools to Watch in the Middle East” by several publications.

 

School Timeline

2014

GEMS American Academy opened its doors for the 2014 – 2015 academic year

2015

First graduating class at GAAQ started as Grade 9 students during the 2015 – 2016 academic year

2016

  • Mascot Selection: “We Are the Raptors!”
  • Introduction of Writing Workshop across Elementary School
  • Introduction of the curriculum alignment process
  • Officially admitted into first competitive sports league through Qatar Private Primary Schools Sports Association (QPPSSA) league

2017

  • Introduction of first Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • Officially admitted into second competitive sports through Qatar United English Speaking Schools (QUESS) league

2018

  • Named “Top Ten Best International Schools in Qatar” by The Knowledge Review magazine
  • Officially admitted into Qatar School Olympic Program (QSOP)

2019

  • Received full New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation
  • Welcomed the first GAAQ graduation class, the Class of 2019

2020

  • Recipient of the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) “School Sustainability Award”

2021

  • Recipient of the prestigious, international Eco-Schools Green Flag Award (only 3rd school in Qatar to receive this award)
  • Named “Most Valuable Schools to Watch – Middle East” by The Knowledge Review magazine
  • Recognized as having one of the “Ten Most Empowering Women in Education – Middle East”

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