Established in 1988 by the U.S. Embassy and prominent members of the Qatari community to meet the growing needs of students in Doha, ASD has become one of the premier American international schools in the world. With an exceptional international faculty, wide diversity of cultures, and world-class facilities, ASD strives to provide the best spaces and programs for its committed staff to inspire and educate its 2,250 students in PK through grade 12. At the high school level, ASD offers the ASD diploma as well as both the AP Program and the IB Diploma Program.
ASD is a non-profit educational institution governed by a Board of Trustees and a Board of Directors. The Board of Trustees constitutes the highest legal authorizing body for ASD and is the trustee of the school’s property and assets. The Trustee Chairperson is the US Ambassador. The Board of Directors consists of a 12 member Board, three of whom are elected by parents and the remaining nine members appointed by the U.S. Ambassador and the Trustees.