Qatar Foundation (QF) has announced the launch of Academyati, a progressive school under the umbrella of its Pre-University Education (PUE), with admissions now open for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The school, which will be based at Education City, and was unveiled at a press conference yesterday, is the first of its kind in Qatar, and offers a globally unique learning model that takes the concept of personalised education into a new dimension.
It will open in August 2019 for children aged three-six years. Placing an equal emphasis on both personal and academic development, Academyati will provide tailored, creative, and nurturing learning experiences designed to ensure children studying at the school achieve their full potential.
Its establishment reflects QF’s constant commitment to advancing innovation in education, and providing meaningful learning experiences that shape and equip the leaders of the future. President of Pre-University Education (PUE) Buthaina Ali al-Nuaimi said: “Designed to add to the legacy of quality education that has already been created by its diverse and specialised schools, QF’s new, progressive K-12 school, Academyati, will bring a whole new educational experience to Qatar.”
“A bilingual school offering individualised education, with an emphasis on experiential learning within an innovative educational ecosystem that will work in close partnership with parents and families, Academyati will graduate students who are aware, confident, empowered, and can bring positive change to their world,” she said.
A key element of Academyati’s programme is personalised education, with its holistic learning model reflecting the fact that every child is unique and has specific needs, interests, and strengths. Each child at Academyati will have a fully-developed personal plan, tailored to nurture their personal growth and creative process within a positive and supportive environment.
Academyati will offer a dual-language learning programme, with both English and Arabic being used equally as a medium for learning. Children will be grouped in multi-age groups, rather than in a structure defined by grade levels or determined by children’s year of birth, enabling each child to learn at their own pace and from older or younger children, in a fluid, engaging, non-classroom setting.
The Academyati programme, instead of taking a subject-based approach, will provide children with experiences and quests, open-ended, problem-solving activities focused on real-world problems, that inspire them to explore, innovate, and find solutions to problems, and that have real-world relevance and enduring value to their lives.
The school will look to proactively partner with families who trust their child’s natural interests and learning process, commit to being involved in their child’s learning journey, and are open to their children exploring new experiences and opportunities for growth.
Director of Academyati Maryam Alhajri said: “We’re excited to be opening a first-of-its-kind, progressive school in Qatar, under the QF umbrella, and we believe our philosophy and teaching and learning elements are going to change the future of education.”
“Academyati stands for Innovation in Learning. We believe in trusting today’s children. By exposing our children to experiences and quests as a way of learning, we aim to fuel children’s independence, empathy, curiosity, and creativity through their journey in Academyati. We have faith that their inner gifts will shape amazing outcomes,” she added.
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