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Northview International School Due to open in September 2021

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  • Celebrating a new partnership between Al Alfia for Education and Qatar’s most prominent expatriate family in international education, Northview International School will open for expressions of interest in early 2021 and its doors for pupils in September 2021.
  • Northview International School will provide a high-quality American education at a mid-fee, with a mission to empower students and support them to achieve their full potential.


Doha, Qatar – 16 November 2020:  Northview International, the new boutique American curriculum school by Artemis Education, is coming to Qatar, opening for September 2021 for classes of Pre-KG (3 years old) to Grade 2 (7 years old). Future classes will be up to Grade 5 (Elementary School), Grades 6 – 8 (Middle School) and Grades 9 – 12 (High School).

Delivering an outstanding family-focussed educational experience to children from 3 to 18 years of age, Northview International will operate from its brand new, state-of-the-art, future-proof facility. Embracing the very best learning concepts and supported by incredible edu-technology, Northview will set new standards for education in Qatar.

Situated in Umm Qarn in North Doha, just off the Al Shamal Highway and only 15 minutes from Lusail city, Northview’s modern site will deliver a community-driven school with small classes and incredible facilities, including: state-of-the-art zones for science, tech and performing-arts, specially designed learning spaces, an indoor swimming pool and a double indoor sports hall.

Northview International will set new standards for technology in schools in Qatar with a specifically designed American curriculum supported by the very latest educational technologies. The curriculum will deliver a fully blended provision that makes it not only cutting-edge but future-proof and COVID-proof.
Artemis Education is the new education vehicle led by the Brennan Family, the family behind Park House English School, who have operated at the fore-front of international education in Qatar for over thirty years.

Niall Brennan, CEO and son of Mrs Heather Brennan said: ‘I am delighted to be continuing my family’s work in Qatar with this fantastic new school. Not only will the educational experience be incredible, but we will be delivering it at a price that is accessible to more families.’
Al Alfia for Education, a wholly owned subsidiary of Al Alfia Holding is the partner in this school project. Group COO, Johnny de Gouveia said: “At Al Alfia we are investing in the future of the State of Qatar, a country where so many people call home. We are delighted to be partnering with Artemis Education and continuing the long legacy of incredible education in Qatar.”

Dougie Smith, Chief Education Officer said: “The partnership of Artemis Education and Al Alfia will create a powerhouse in the sector allowing us to deliver incredible education at an accessible price, in a beautiful boutique school. “

Sheldon Smith, Principal of Northview International said, “I am delighted to be the Founding Principal of this new and exciting school. I am looking forward to meeting parents, as well as our first pupils, who will help shape Northview to be the first choice for families in Qatar”.

At Northview pupils, parents, and staff will thrive in a happy, supportive and inclusive ecosystem where the school is not only a community within itself but also a hub reaching out and investing in the local area. Staffed by fully-qualified native-speaking educational professionals drawn from across the globe and guided by the overarching tenet of all Artemis schools: kindness: Northview will not only develop the academic potential of each pupil but will also support their social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

The school will seamlessly integrate ‘The Three Subjects’ of Arabic language, Qatar History and Islamic Studies (for Muslims) as directed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Set to deliver a carbon neutral buildingby 2030, Northview has taken responsibility towards sustainability, evident in the construction of school that eliminates environmental impact where possible. School operations will also have a target of achieving a carbon-zero rating in the future.


As part of its opening in 2021, the school will be open for classes of Pre-KG (3 years old) to Grade 2 (7 years old). As the school grows year-on-year, so will the pupil intake. Future classes will be up to Grade 5 (Elementary School), Grades 6 – 8 (Middle School) and Grades 9 – 12 (High School).

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