Your nationality matters a great deal when bringing children into Qatar if you plan to have them attend the school at which you teach. It would be very difficult to bring western children into a school like Newton I would think. It is a small, proprietary school and likely not many native English speakers among the students. Also, no matter the school, depending on where you are coming from, teens will have quite a transition to life here. There is not as much freedom for teens as in the U.S, mostly due to lack of transportation and entertainment venues - going to malls is fine once in a while, but gets old. There are cabs and they are fairly reasonable, especially if kids split fares, but it adds up on a teachers' salary. The larger schools have more activities for students -sports, clubs, music, and drama, but that still leaves most weekends and evenings to be filled. On the plus side, this restricted life style does make for a close parent/teen relationship, which is nice for those last few years one has them at home!