Education and Schools in Pakistan

Education in Pakistan is compulsory and free for children between the ages of five and 16 years old. The education system in Pakistan is usually divided into six levels: preschool, primary, middle, high, intermediate and university

The country suffers from a high illiteracy rate and gender disparity, and expats moving to Pakistan are likely to find that public education is not even an option for expat kids.

English and Urdu are often the language of instruction, and many schools follow a curriculum inspired by the British system, with strong religious influences. Therefore, expat parents usually send their children to one of Pakistan's private or international schools.


Private and international schools in Pakistan

There are a number of private and international schools in Pakistan following various curricula. Most of these schools are located in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. Many of the private schools are prestigious boarding schools. School fees for both private and international schools are very expensive.

Below are some of the international schools located in Pakistan.

Canadian International School Pakistan

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Canadian, British, Pakistani
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.cisp.edu.pk

The International School 

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages:3 to 18
Website: www.tis.edu.pk

The International School of Islamabad

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.isoi.edu.pk

Roots International School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels, International Baccalaureate, Pakistani
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.rootsinternational.edu.pk

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