Independent Schools in Pakistan
- Independent schools
Gross enrolment overall: 42.0% (2009)
Primary female–male ratio: 0.82:1 (2010)
Secondary female–male ratio: 0.76:1 (2010)
Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 41:1 (2010)
There are five years of primary education starting at age five, and seven years of secondary comprising cycles of three and four years. Some 62% of pupils completed primary school in 2009. The school year starts in April.
There are many independent or private schools in Pakistan, particularly in the major cities such as Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. Well known elite schools include Aitchison College, Kinnaird College and Sadiq Public School. Private schools in Pakistan are not necessarily all catering to upper-income society with many catering to all income brackets. Some of the elite schools provide scholarships and other programmes for middle and lower income groups. Many established schools offer English qualifications such as O and A-Levels. There is only one school that offers the International Baccalaureate, which is the International School, Karachi (2011).
|Independent Schools organisations in Pakistan|
|Chenab College Jhang||
|Karachi American Society School||
|Sadiq Pubic School||
|St Peter's High School||
|The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School||