|'The City School'|
I am to learn
|Pakistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh
|Type||Co-educational (in some branches)|
|Color(s)||Maroon, White And Grey
The City School is one of the largest private English medium school systems in Pakistan. It has branches in Pakistani cities including Karachi, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Lahore,Okara, Larkana,Sukkur, Sahiwal, Vehari, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Peshawar,Kohat, Quetta, Mardan,Rahim Yar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan and others. It has international branches in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh. It is mainly attended by students from affluent families.
It now has more than 150 branches in 42 cities across Pakistan. The Head Office is located in Lahore which exercises control over the whole setup through four main regional offices. Southern Regional Office (SRO) which caters to Sindh (only Karachi) and Balochistan, Central Regional Office (CRO) Lahore which oversees 80% of Southern Punjab and Northern Regional Office (NRO) which looks after the leftover Northern Pakistan and Mehran regional office (MRO) which caters to interior Sindh (Larkana, Sukkur and Hyderabad)..
The City School system, in collaboration with various other international institutions formed The City APIIT. Established in 1978, The City School's courses are modeled on those of British schools. Most of its students opt to take the international GCE O'level and A'Level examinations organized by the UCLES (University of Cambridge International Examination Syndicate).
Recently the Lahore campus based in Johar Town had a visiting teacher from London, Mr Imran. A specialist in geological studies, he has taken the ninth year group to Murree on a global warming field study.
Darakhshan Campus is located in Defence, Karachi in Kayabane-e-Bukhari. It is attended by the children of some of the richest and the most influential families of Pakistan. Its academic reputation is very good and is not relatively compared to that of PAF chapter. The students are also high achievers topping mostly in the subjects maths and econnomics. Darakhshan Campus is an O-levels branch. Where the girls and boys are segregated from the 8th grade.The campus is divided into two parts Darakhshan Campus 'A' and Darakhshan Campus 'B'. Darakhshan Campus 'A' is where the boys study after the 7th grade and Darkhshan Campus 'B' is where the girls study.
Located in Karachi, this is one of the largest campuses of The City School (TCS). It is a co-educational campus where classes are available from Play Group through to A levels. The name of this school derives from the land it is built upon, which is Pakistan Air Force (PAF) property. PAF Chapters facilities include a swimming pool with bleachers for spectators, a large playing field with volleyball courts, multi story cafeteria for A level students, parking space for teachers, science and computer labs in middle school as well as O level and A level sections, music room in elementary section, large libraries in all sections, weight room and a common room for A level students. With a student population of about 3000 it is one of the largest private schools of Karachi.
Although PAF Chapter is one of the most expensive schools in the country, and is attended by the children of some of the richest and the most influential families of Pakistan, its academic reputation relative to some other Karachi private schools is not unblemished. In a country where grades are of high importance, PAF students had underachieved. However in 2004, the A level administration introduced a scholarship program aimed at attracting the best students to attend the school. This has resulted in overall better achievement levels for PAF students.
The PAF Chapter is located on Shaheed-e-Millat, a busy thoroughfare. Due to this, a traffic jam occurs during the morning and afternoon rush hours. The school management has been requesting the CDGK to construct an overhead bridge to ease traffic flow.
The sport of volleyball, basketball and soccer has is popular in the school, with both boys and girls involved in games almost every school day. At the beginning of every academic year, the A2 students host a welcome party for the incoming A level freshmen. At the end of the year, the freshmen return the favour by throwing a farewell party for the seniors. Concerts, bakesales and bonfire parties are arranged on school premises during off hours for the students.
The City School PAF Chapter offers qualified students scholarships based on their O'level results to complete their two years of A'level studies.
Events are held on special occasions such as Independence day and school is off on some religious days.
Jinnah campus is the large branch of The City School system, featuring ICT education. This branch is located at Sehrish Nagar, Qasimabad, Hyderabad. Classes are available from playgroup to O levels.
Jinnah Campus held the Annual "Musical Concert" in 2007. This event was a competition among the students of the different branches in Mehran Region. Seven hundred students performed in almost thirty different items.
The subjects offered at Advanced Level are: