10 Most Popular Schools in Karachi

Choosing the right school for a child is a pivotal decision that significantly impacts their educational journey. Karachi is one of the oldest cities in Pakistan and has a bustling population. Being the most literate city in Pakistan, Karachi prides itself on the best educational institutes. Among them, schools have stood the test of time, earning accolades for their commitment to academic excellence and holistic development. 

Our Top Picks for Schools in Karachi:

  • The City School: Best School for diverse curriculums and innovative teaching methodology

The City School

The City School is one of the most well-known private schools throughout Pakistan, with branches in over 49 cities. Widely acclaimed for its diverse curriculums which range from Primary to Secondary classes, O levels, A levels, and FSC.
The faculty members and school staff are well-rounded and experienced in their domain. The school also has a wide network of Alumni members that provide training workshops and student internships.

Admission Process

Admission RequirementDocuments Required
– Fee Structure slip and information
– Appointment Card for Test- Interview with both parents & students
– Receipt of the registration
– Newsletter
– Results will be finalized within a week of the test.
– Birth Certificate Copy (Attested)
– Passport Size Photos Recent (2)
– In case of a Transfer:
Character Certificate Copy
Provisional Certificate
Report Card from the previous school

Fee Structure

  • The school fee varies from grade to grade i.e. PKR 20,000 to PKR 25,000
  • The admission fee also varies from PKR 50,000 to PKR 80,000 (depending on factors like branch and tuition fees)

Address & Contact Information

CampusAddressContact
Gulistan-E-Johar CampusST 28 Jauhar Chowrangi Rd, Block 14 Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 34661599
Gulshan Campus A – BoysRashid Minhas Rd, Block 10-A Block 10 A National Cement Employees CHS, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 34824652
PECHS CampusPlot – D, Waris Shah Road, Block-6 Block 6 PECHS, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 34541568
Prep Girls PECHSP-142, Block-II, Syed Sajjad Haider Yaldrum Road., Block 2 PECHS, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 34551859
North Nazimabad Boys CampusD-28/29, Shahrah-Sher Shah Suri Service Rd N, Block D North Nazimabad Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 74700(021) 36721529
Gulshan Junior CampusE-61&, 62, Block 7 Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 34810604
Gulshan e Maymar CampusST-02, Sector W، Sub Sector V Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 36350029
PAF ChapterV37P+5RW Faisal, Shaheed-e-Millat Rd, Falcon Complex Faisal Falcon Complex, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 34544106

Mama Parsi School

Mama Parsi is a girl-only school, that offers flexible timing in the afternoon as well. With a focus on academics, Parisians are also known for their indulgence in extra-curricular activities. The school provides the students with opportunities to hone their creative skills and interpersonal skills, with a wide range of activities ranging from cultural fests to sports to dramatics. Furthermore, the school encases a strong alumni network that is always ready to help the students to learn, grow, and to contribute to the community.

Admission Process

The admission process of Mama Parsi is simple yet meticulous, as only a few students are selected every year. Steps required for admission to Mama Parsi School:

  1. Fill in the form available online on the official website
  2. Information like DOB (Date of Birth), academic records, and contact details must be provided.
  3. The students must prepare themselves for an entrance test.
  4. Those who pass the test shall be interviewed by the school admin along with their parents.
  5. This procedure can take about 2-3 weeks

Fee Structure

Compared to the other private schools, Mama Parsi offers a fee package that is less than other private institutions. The fee is dependent on the student’s enrollment grade. The best thing is that the fee can be paid in installments. The school also provides scholarships to the best-performing students.

Address & Contact Information

Address: M.A Jinnah Rd, Preedy Quarters Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh
Contact: (021) 32720224

American School (KAS)

KAS is a top-notch institution established in 1956. Originally established to serve Americans and other foreigners, KAS soon prevailed as one of the leading schools in Karachi. KAS provides a well-rounded program for students from Pre-Nursery to Grade 12 and it primarily targets students who wish to prosper in the American Curriculum. To equip its students with a wide world perspective, KAS has inculcated various language courses like French, Spanish, and German. Furthermore, KAS is well equipped with modern infrastructure, i.e. laboratory, library, sports field, etc. KAS equally focuses on the extracurricular activities of its students as it plays a vital part in boosting the confidence of the students.

Admission Process

KAS admission procedure is a bit prolonged, yet meticulous. Various factors affect admission i.e. student’s previous academic record, indulgence in extra-curricular activities, etc.

  1. Online form submission 
  2. Admission Fee Payment
  3. Admission Test
  4. Interview with the Admin

Documents Required

  1. Application Form Processing fees.
  2. Completed Application Form – must be completed and signed for each child seeking admission.
  3. Copy of Applicant’s birth certificate and ‘B’ Form (For Pakistan born children)
  4. Copy of Applicant’s passport.
  5. Copy of Father’s passport, including entry visa if the passport is non-Pakistani.
  6. Copy of Mother’s passport, including entry visa if the passport is non-Pakistani.
  7. Applicant’s School Record: – Certified copies of school records

Fee Structure

KAS fee varies according to the Grade of the Students
Foreign National Students must pay the fee in US dollars
Pakistani Nationals and Dual nationals can only pay in PKR

ItemAmount
Admission Fee$1,203
Security Deposit$2,406
Grade K3$5,214
Grade K4$10,334
Grade K5 to Grade 5$15,219
Grade 6-8$15,240
Grade 9-11$15,270
Grade 12$15,627

Address & Contact Information

Address: Amir Khusro Road, KDA Scheme 1, KDA Scheme 1, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75350

Contact: (021) 34539096

Karachi Grammar School (KGS)

When schools in Karachi are talked about, KGS is often ranked as one of the best for its exceptional academic performance nationally and internationally. Since its origin in 1847, it has rolled high in all aspects from its outperforming academics to its distinctive faculty. KGS caters to all student groups from Playgroup to Grade 12, with its focus on the CIE (Cambridge International Curriculum). Students from all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds are welcome here. KGS prides itself as an all-inclusive institution, where the student body learns and grows together.

Admission Process

KGS admission procedure is strict and fierce. 

  1. Entrance tests in English, Maths & General Knowledge must be cleared
  2. Student’s past academic records, personality traits, and participation in other activities are also assessed.
  3. Application form of PKR 5,000 must be filled by the parents

Application & Test Details

  1. 1st February to 15th February 2024 (inclusive): Online application and uploading of relevant documents.
  2. 20th February 2024: Appointment time for verification of documents and interview will be emailed to all applicants’ parents/guardians.
  3. 22nd, 23rd, and 26th February 2024: Verification of documents and interview of the parent/guardian and student will take place.
  4. Saturday 9th March 2024: Admission Test.
  5. The final list of successful candidates will be posted on the school website by school number, on Tuesday 30th April 2024.

Documents Required

Interested applicants should organize the following required documents (scanned + hard copy):

  1. Most recent passport-size picture of the applicant
  2. B-Form of the applicant
  3. Smart Card of the applicant
  4. NADRA Birth Certificate (not a recent extract of the same)
  5. School academic report (Year 7-9) of the applicant
  6. CNIC of parent(s)/guardian

Fee Structure

Annual Fees of KGS (2024)

GradeFee
KindergartenPKR 766,800 
Grade 1-5PKR 869,600
Grade 6-8PKR 1,000,800
Grade 9-10PKR 1,072,800
Grade 11-12PKR 1,245,600

Address & Contact Information

BranchesAddressPhone #Email
Kindergarten (Junior Section)Plot ST-20, Khayaban-e-Saadi, Clifton Block 5, Karachi-75600Tel: (021) 3583 3582hm.js@kgs.edu.pk
Middle School94 Depot Lines, Saddar, Karachi-74400Tel: (021) 3225 3732hm.ms@kgs.edu.pk
Senior SectionPlot ST-19, Khayaban-e-Saadi, Clifton Block 5, Karachi-75600Tel: (021) 3587 6414headsofcollege@kgs.edu.pk

Bay View School

Bay View School is best known for its holistic approach to education. The emphasis on values and innovation contributes to its status as one of Karachi’s top educational institutions. With a dynamic curriculum and a range of extracurricular activities, the school has gained popularity for nurturing well-rounded individuals. The school caters to students of all ages, from junior section to middle section to O/A levels; Bay View hits the target on all level’s educational needs. Be it outdoor activities, Music or Dramatics, or its famous charity societies owned by students, Bay View provides a complete developmental package to its students. Originating in 1994, Bay View has now established five campuses in Karachi

Admission Process

Admission into Class III, VII, and X is strictly subject to the availability of space. Vacancies are very limited and vary from year to year. To meet the age requirement for testing, the applicant’s date of birth must fall between the following dates for the given grade levels:

  • Class III: 1st May 2015 and 30th April 2016
  • Class VII: 1st May 2011 and 30th April 2012
  • Class X: 1st May 2008 and 30th April 2009

Parents interested in applying for admission into the academic year starting August 2023 must visit the Defence Campus on any day from Tuesday 28th February to Thursday 2nd March 2023 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for registration.

Documents Required

  • 1. Original CNIC(s) of the parent(s) who come for registration.
  • 2. Parents of siblings applying for admission may bring their child’s BVA ID card instead of their original CNICs.

Registration Details

Class III (Admissions open for all Campuses): 

  1. The original and a photocopy of the applicant’s birth certificate, passport, or B-Form.
  2. A photocopy of the applicant’s Class I final term report card.
  3. A photocopy of the applicant’s Class II first-term report card.
  4. One passport-size photograph of the applicant labeled with his/ her name at the back.

Class VII & Class X (Admissions open for all Campuses): 

  1. The original and a photocopy of the birth certificate, passport, or B-Form.
  2. A photocopy of report cards – previous and present class.
  3. Two recent passport-size photographs labeled with the child’s name at the back.

IMPORTANT! Only parents with ALL the above-mentioned documents (Verification and Registration) will be allowed to enter the school premises

PLEASE NOTE!

  • Admissions into class iii, class vii, and class x (for all campuses) will take place at the defence campus. students will be assigned to a campus at the school’s discretion. transfer requests between campuses will not be entertained. 
  • Although siblings are given some preference, admission is not guaranteed and is based on the overall assessment process. siblings will be given preference for the same campus if they get admission.
  • Due to the high number of applicants and limited seats, we strongly recommend that you also apply to other schools. please check the school website closer to registration dates for changes/ updates (if any).

Fee Structure

The annual fees vary according to the grade 

  • Annual Fees for Junior Students: PKR 200,000
  • Annual Fees for A-levels: PKR 450,000

Address & Contact Information

Pre-School Clifton
Reception to Prep II
Address: Plot ST 22 Marine Promenade Block 1 Clifton Karachi.
Contact: 021-37235224, 0303-0308922

KDA Campus
Reception To Grade II
Address: Plot No. SNPA 30, Block-7 & 8, Opposite Kathiawar Hall, Adamjee Nagar, KDA-1.
Karachi.
Contact: 021-34322065-66, 0331-8978878

Junior Campus Clifton
Grade I To Grade V
Address: St: #25-B Marine Promenade Road Block 2, Clifton, Karachi.
Contact: 021-35867161-2, 03018640117

PECHS Campus
Grade III To Grade VIII
Address: Plot 3/2, Darul Aman CHS Karachi.
Contact: 021-34382257-59, 0331-2354592

Senior Campus
Grade VI To Grade XI
Address: 8th Flench Street, Civil Lines Karachi.
Contact: 021-37235239, 021-37459054, 0301-1166238

Beaconhouse School System

Beaconhouse School System has earned its popularity through a dedication to academic excellence and a global perspective. The school serves in various cities of Pakistan and has established a prominent presence in Karachi. The school’s challenging curriculum, innovative teaching methods, and emphasis on character-building set it apart. Beaconhouse has gained a stellar reputation for producing high achievers and nurturing leadership qualities in its students. The school offers diverse subjects and activities including art music and dramatics. By keeping its values intact, Beacon House continues to re-invent its educational techniques to meet the needs of this evolving era. The students here are robust, sharp, and well-equipped for the challenges of the world.

Admission Process

RegistrationTestInterview
The Parent Relationship Officer will assist parents in filling out the registration form. He/she will also collect the registration fee and register the child through the Process Manager. A Registration/ System ID will be generated and entered in the form, serving as a receipt for the registration payment. Detailed information may be obtained from the relevant school admissions offices.Once the registration process is complete, a tentative time will be given to the child and parents for the admission test. The headmistress, senior mistress, or class teacher may also be present at the time of the test. Parents will then be informed of the results irrespective of whether the child has cleared the test or not.If the test has been cleared, an interview will be scheduled. Once the interview is cleared, the school accountant will record the child’s details and a fee voucher will be generated.

Fee Structure

Admission FeeRegistration FeeSecurity Fee
PKR 20,000PKR 800PKR 20,000 (Security charges are refundable.)
GradeTuition Fee (PKR)
Pre-Nursery13,445
Nursery13,445
KG13,445
Class 112,815
Class 213,035
Class 313,315
Class 413,365
Class 513,405
Class 613,445
Class 713,465
Class 813,475
Class 9 (CIE)17,625
Class 10 (CIE)17,885
Class 11 (CIE)18,175

Address & Contact Information

CampusAddressContact Number
PECHS Campus35P, Plot No. Education A, 1, Block 6 PECHS, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 34555882
Defence Campus207 Saba Ave, DHA Karachi Phase VIII Zone A Zone A Phase 8 Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75500(021) 35847083
Clifton CampusMcNeil Rd, Frere Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 35678513
Bin Qasim Town CampusSteel Town Rd, Steel Town Bin Qasim Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 34716677
North Nazimabad Cambridge BranchF-118/119/119, 1, Block F North Nazimabad Town, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 36677073
Gulistan-e-Jauhar Campus4A Block 1، Scheme 36, Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh(021) 34156813

Habib Public School

Sprawled for about 18 acres, Habib Public School embodies a holistic educational system for boys. The school has many things to its credit, from its exceptional academic history to its innovative and recreational teaching methodologies to its expansive activities. In short, one could say that Habib Public School provides a systemic educational opportunity to Karachiites. The school’s popularity can be attributed to its emphasis on values, a challenging curriculum, and a supportive learning environment that nurtures the potential of each student.

Admission Procedure

  1. Admission Intake:
    • Regular intake for Class 1 and Class 11.
    • Lateral admissions for other classes based on seat availability.
  2. Test:
    • Separate tests for three age groups: Junior, Middle, and Senior students.
    • Social-emotional skills tested in a peer-group setting.
  3. Interview: Assessment of parental values and support in a joint interview by the admin.
  4. Selection: Selection is based on the clearance of the above-mentioned test and solely on merit.

Documents Required

  1. Original and attested copies of the Birth Certificate & B-Form issued by NADRA. 
  2. 4 color photographs of the candidate (2, 1×1 inch and 2, passport size). 
  3.  Original School Leaving Certificate.

Fee Structure

Admission FeesRs 35,000
Security DepositRs 6,750.
Laboratory FeesRs 265
Sports FeeRs 525
FeeRs 12,000 (varies according to grade)

Address & Contact Information

Address: R2V9+98P, Moulvi Tamizuddin Khan Rd, Sultanabad Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 74200.
Contact: (021) 35652437

Foundation Public School

Foundation Public School (FPS) is a private educational institute, originated in 1981; with the sole aim of providing quality education to Karachiites. The school focuses on the Cambridge education system with its students ranking high in O & A Levels examinations. Known for its strong academic foundation and commitment to fostering critical thinking skills, the school has gained popularity among parents seeking a well-rounded education for their children. The school primarily focuses on tailoring its system to nurture its students to face the challenges of the world. Students here are equipped with recreational skills, developmental skills, critical thinking, etc.

Admission Procedure

  1. Completion of the online form with the required information
  2. Confirmation will be sent through email
  3. Admission office will review forms
  4. Interview call to be expected within 15 days (if eligible)

Documents Required (At the time of Interview)

  1.  Copy of Birth Certificate. (Those made in the last six months will not be accepted)
  2. Please bring along the original birth certificate (this will be returned)
  3. Two (2) passport sized photographs
  4. Progress report of the previous school (if any)
  5. RS 1500 Application fee

Fee Structure

The fee structure of FPs depends on the grade level of the students. However, O’levels Tuition fee is around 30,000-40,000 per month, varies according to the subjects the student has. For Science and ICT students Lab charges may apply.

Address &Contact Information

CampusGradesAddressContactEmail
School Head OfficeN/A5 KMCHS, Block 7 & 8, Lal Muhammad Chaudhary Road, Karachi021 34389652 – 6ho@fps.edu.pk
Elementary Section, DefencePre-Nursery till KindergartenSC-2, 38th St, DHA Phase 6, Karachi 75500, Pakistan(021) 35248155elementary@fps.edu.pk
Elementary Section, Shahrah-e-FaisalN/APlots # 15 & 18, Maqbool Co-operative Housing Society, Block 7 & 8, Karachi(021) 34169373, 34169374elmkmchs@fps.edu.pk
Junior Campus, Malir Jinnah AvenuePre-Nursery till Grade IIIPlot No. A-1, Gulshan e Jami, Phase 2, Kazimabad Jinnah Avenue Karachi(021) 3440003637malircampus@fps.edu.pk
North Campus Junior SectionPre-Nursery till Grade VISt-18-A, Block-3, KDA Scheme No. 24, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi(021) 348111134nc@fps.edu.pk
Junior Campus, Mohammad Ali SocietyGrade I till Grade VIISNPA-31, Block-B, Ghazi Salahuddin Road, Adamjee Nagar, Karachi(021) 3438589394, 34525279jr@fps.edu.pk
O’Level Defence CampusGrade VIII till Grade XIP.N. Shifa Road, Behind Tooba Masjid Defence Phase-II, Karachi(021) 35390634-37oldc@fps.edu.pk
O Level North CampusGrade VII till Grade XI5/A, Block-10, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi(021) 34964400, 349601389ncolb@fps.edu.pk
A Level CampusA1 & A242-B, Block-6, P.E.C.H.S. Dr. Mahmood Hussain Road, Karachi(021) 34525413, 34529181alevel@fps.edu.pk

St. Patrick’s High School

St. Patrick’s High School, established with a rich legacy, is celebrated for its academic rigor and commitment to holistic education. The school’s popularity is grounded in its values, diverse curriculum, and dedication to nurturing students into responsible and competent individuals. The school is the second oldest in Karachi; with being created in 1861 by Jesuits. With its deeply embedded academic heritage. Its notable alumni General Pervaz Musharraf, General Jehangir Karamat, Muhammad Khan Junejo, and Murad Ali Shah; is another feather in its cap. St Patrick High School ranks high in shaping well-rounded personalities. Furthermore, the school focuses on the Cambridge system with being best in other qualities like community service and out-performance in academics.

Admission Procedure

  1. The students must qualify the admission test
  2. Admissions are based on an upper and lower age limit for each class
  3. Only those who have cleared their previous exams can apply
  4. Quota seats available for staff and faculty members children

Documents Required

  1.  NADRA ‘B’ Form
  2. Computerized NADRA Birth Certificate (Union Council handwritten Certificates will not be accepted) 
  3. Both Parents’ CNIC 
  4. NADRA FRC (mandatory) 
  5. Baptism Certificate (mandatory)
  6.  2 recent passport size photographs of the candidate 
  7. For Sibling Based Forms: Report card & FRC copy of the sibling studying in St. Patrick’s high school (boys only)

Fee Structure

The fee structure of St Patrick’s varies from grade to grade. However, the fee for A ‘levels is approximately 35,000 to 45,000 PKR per month, depending on the subjects. Lab charges are exclusive to it.

Address & Contact information

Address: 74400، Mubarak Shaheed Rd, Central Jacob Lines Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75500
Contact: (021) 32789537

White House Grammar School

White House Grammar School is considered one of the best schools in Karachi. It has a student body of almost 9000 with a well-connected network. Ever Since it came into being the school has made academic excellence its pivotal point. The school is highly acclaimed for not only its Cambridge system but has achieved a notable name in the Board of Secondary Education Karachi. With parents seeking to equip their children with knowledge, diversity, and the best educational values, White House Grammar School could be their answer.

Admission Procedure

  1. Applications forms are available from 1st January (9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  2. After submission of admission form available at the school office, 
  3. Entrance test 
  4. Interview with both student and parents.

Documents required

  1. Photocopy of birth certificate
  2. Four passport-size photographs of the candidate
  3. Progress report of the previous school
  4. Original School Leaving Certificate of previous school (if applicable)
  5. Photocopy of parent’s NIC
  6. Receipt of the Admission fee & Tuition fee paid voucher

Fee Structure

The fee structure varies according to the grade of the student.

Address & Contact Information

CampusAddressContactEmail
Head Office – Gulshan CampusST-9, Block-4, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi+92 (0)21-34991119, +92 (0)21-34967954info@whgs.edu.pk
Jouhar CampusC-15, Block-15, Gulistan-e-Jouhar, Karachi+92 (0)21-34016948, +92 (0)21-34018808jouhar@whgs.edu.pk
Airport Campus4/7, Model Colony, Malir, Karachi+92 (0)21-34509330, +92 (0)21-34111013airport@whgs.edu.pk
University CampusB-19-B-21, Rizwan Housing Society, Karachi+92 (0)21-34691645unicampus@whgs.edu.pk
Race Course CampusPlot-A-3, Block-C, Sector 42-A, Gulshan-e-Umair, Karachi+92 (0)21-34902311rccampus@whgs.edu.pk
North Karachi CampusST-12, Sector 5C-1, North Karachi, Karachi+92 (0)21-36940679northkarachi@whgs.edu.pk
Saadi Town CampusB-84/85, Block 4, Saadi Town, Karachi+92 (0)21-34430299saaditown@whgs.edu.pk
FB Area CampusST-12, Block-2 FB Area, Karachi+92 (0)21-35407966fbarea@whgs.edu.pk
AWT Korangi CampusPlot A-37, Sector 31-A, Mehran Town (Ext), AWT, Karachi+92 (0)21-35159136korangi@whgs.edu.pk
FMB Korangi CampusPlot no. 723, Near Nasir Jump, Karachi+92 (0)349-2170049
Gizri CampusPlot no. 208, Street no. 10, Lower Gizri, Karachi+92 (0)333-2245417gizri@whgs.edu.pk
North Nazimabad CampusC-6, Block-T, Sharah-e-Noorjehan, North Nazimabad, Karachi+92 (0)323-2136427
Orangi CampusPlot no. 333, Block-L, Sector-11, Orangi Town, Karachi+92 (0)336-0871646orangi@whgs.edu.pk

Concluding Thoughts

Schools play a pivotal role in a child’s life, therefore deciding on the best school can be a meticulous effort for parents. From a child’s socio-economic behaviors to their mental and physical grooming, the right educational institution is vital in building a child’s personality traits. So, in this blog, we highlighted some best schools that are well-rounded not only academically but also have a holistic approach toward child grooming.

The above-listed schools have diverse education systems, and supportive faculties and are known best for their students’ achievements. So, we hope this blog helps you pick the best school for your child.

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