The academic year is divided into three terms, commencing in late August. There are term breaks of one to two weeks at the middle of December and in March/April, and a longer break of around four weeks over July/August. Short half term breaks are also taken together with other local national holidays, such as Eid.
The dates of some of these holidays vary each year as they are determined by the Muslim calendar and the lunar cycle. Term and half-term breaks are generally scheduled to coincide with holidays in Qatar. We also work with other local schools in an attempt to coordinate the calendar for families who have children in both schools.