|Name of School||:||Philippine School Doha|
|Address||:||No. 52, Saad Bin Surara Old Murror, Al Messilah Area P.O. Box 19664|
|State of Qatar|
|Contact Numbers||:||TN: (974) 418-1587, 4418-1596|
Mobile: (974) 5581-9367 ; 5526-8976
|Date Established||:||October 1992|
|Start of Operations||:||October 1992|
|Permit from Host Govt.||:||942|
|Date of issuance||:||03 October 1990|
|No. of Enrollees||:||2,035 students|
|School’s Category||:||Category I|
Dr. Alexander S. Acosta
Philippine School Doha (PSD) was established in October 1992 to serve the educational needs of the children of the Filipino community in the State of Qatar. Its birth was the result of the determination of pioneering members of the Filipino community in Doha under the auspices of the Philippine Embassy.
As required under the laws of the Philippines, the school has been incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit educational corporation and is duly registered as the Philippine School in Doha, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As such, the school is governed by the Corporation Code and special laws and regulations of the Philippines.
A special set of regulations for the operation of the PSD as a private school is the Manual of Policies and Regulations or MOPAR which was drawn up by the Inter-Agency Committee on Philippine Schools Overseas (IACPSO).
The MOPAR is amplified by the PSD Manual of Norms and Policies approved by the Board of Trustees in order to manage and operate the PSD pursuant to the amended by-laws of the school corporation.
On the other hand, the school is governed by Amiri Ordinance No. 7 of the year 1980 regarding organization of private schools in the State of Qatar and by applicable regulations of concerned local authorities. In accordance with the general provisions of the said Ordinance, the PSD was given permission by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to operate as a private school of the Filipino community in Qatar, under the patronage of the Philippine Embassy in Doha.
The Department of Education Culture and Sports, granted the PSD the permit to operate on 06 March 1997, per Government Permit No. 002, s. 1997. Subsequently, on 01 February 2000, the PSD was granted recognition by the DECS per Government Recognition No. 001, s. 2000.
Guided by the dictum “knowledge begets wisdom,” the PSD envisions itself to be the center of academic excellence as the first Philippine Science High School in the Middle East abreast with the dynamics and development of society, culture, science and technology, and the arts. It also aspires to produce competent graduates with inherent values of honesty and propriety tempered with prudence and divine wisdom.
The PSD, a non-stock, non-profit school, has commissioned itself to provide optimum quality education for learners that are attuned with the relevance of time and technology advancement under the precept of pro-God, pro-people and pro-nation.