The City School
was established in Karachi, Pakistan in 1978. Since then, it has grown to become a national and international schools' organization of 152 branches in 43 cities with thousands of students and numerous teaching and non-teaching staff. While its Head Office is in Lahore, its Regional Offices support a network of branches throughout Pakistan and overseas situated in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Hyderabad and Dubai, Jeddah, and Dhakka.
The uniform implementation of the curriculum nationally and internationally gives parents, students, and teachers the advantage of transferring from one school to another within the system very efficiently. With its growing presence in new cities within Pakistan and abroad, The City School is continues to expand its reach to meet the demands for quality education. The City School imparts a British-oriented curriculum from the Nursery Level to Cambridge International Examinations Level for sixteen and eighteen years age group and qualifying them for the IGCSE, O-level, and A-level examinations yearly. .
International OperationThe City School has a well-established overseas School Development Program. Its first venture abroad was initiated in Dhakka, Bangladesh on the occasion of the City School's Silver Jubilee in 2002. At present, the City School has campuses in Dhaka, Dubai, and Jeddah. With the commencement of its overseas operation, the City School became the first premier international educational institution in Pakistan.. Its future plans include the establishment of schools in the Arab States, South East Asia and Africa. .
Since our inception in January 2009, We had vowed to take this project to paramount heights as we are well aware of the academic gaps that need to be filled in order to improve and innovate new ways of assisting our teaching faculty through out the region. Our purpose of the Teacher’s Resource Center is to act as a gateway for our City School Network teachers for knowledge based learning and enhancing their own personal capacity through comprehensive educational reports, research papers and books.
What resources we have
The TRC has a wide collection of academic books, multimedia for O/A level along with educational books of renowned authors which also aids our teaching faculty in enhancing their personal skills; here are just some of the resources that we currently have and are continuing to expand each day.
Managing schools (administrative staff)
Managing classroom (teaching faculty)
Achieving goals for higher classroom excellence
Improving pupil results guides
School improvement programsTeacher / Student assessment manualsLiteracy development
Strategic planning for schools
Guides for school staff development
Learning through technology
Teacher professional development guides
Teacher training manuals
School law cases and concepts
Curriculum planning guides
Tips and new innovative ideas for fresh teachers
Theory and practices of training teaching faculty
Tips for lecturers Teacher Development Program (New)
This latest project has been initiated by the City School Central Region (Regional Director) Mrs Maryam Imran, where the TRC shares case studies and research papers on improving educational philosophy for our teachers of the 21st century, TRC shares these valuable resources on a daily basis, meaning everyday our school staff receives a free resource from the TRC through out the week. This activity equips the City School Network with all the latest tools necessary for improving our quality of teaching and cultivating improved student results on parallel lines.
TRC is open from Mondays 8:30 am to 5:30 pm to alternate Saturdays through out the week, where City Network teachers are welcome to utilize our valuable resources. Central Region staff and Regional Academic Coordinators also hold regular workshops (Subject wise) through out the week at TRC in order to streamline our educational standard on professional lines. Ladies and gentlemen we are ready to take up the challenge of improving educational standards for our network.
We shall set a strong precedence for achieving excellence in educating a better Pakistan for times to come. As we strongly believe in our commitment in enhancing educational standards.Curriculum & Academic Philosophy With its British-oriented curriculum from the nursery level to Cambridge International Examinations, graduates from The City School secure positions in top universities worldwide. Our students, according to Cambridge International Examinations annual results analysis, are amongst the highest achievers in their city, their country and, in some cases, in the world. The curriculum has been designed to encourage and challenge the child to use the power of intelligence to optimum capacity. The academic and non-academic curriculum are so designed that children who pass out of The City School have the ability to compete in every walk of life and to make a significant contribution to society.
The City School provides more than 120 courses each year across the age ranges and revises them in accordance with the cumulative experience of its teachers and pupils. Teachers are selected based on their experience as curriculum developers and syllabus writers. In addition, curriculum consultants from the UK are appointed on a regular basis to lead teams of The City School teachers in revising their curriculum and syllabuses.In The City School, we aim to provide quality in education to a large number of students. The City School has consistently maintained its high standards and is perceived throughout the country as an institution of excellence. The implementation and maintenance of rigorous standards in the academic and administrative spheres gives The City School a well-deserved reputation for quality in education that enables it to compete with the best schools worldwide.
Purpose Built Campuses
All purpose-built campuses provide the essential academic and recreational facilities.
Practical classrooms are available for art, science, design, technology and music lessons.
Fully equipped science laboratories with the most modern scientific equipment to facilitate practical work necessary for senior public examinations.
Our state-of-the-art computer labs provide access to the advanced interactive technology throughout the school at all stages
Students are acquainted with the computer technology and multimedia from grass root levelLatest software as per the requirements of the IGCSE curriculum is readily available for students’ use
Our well stocked libraries support the curriculum and the reading programmes in our schools while encouraging students to carry out research at home.
Music is offered as a subject at various levels and is the basic component of our Early Years Programme.
Art is the medium of instruction at our primary level and is also thoroughly enjoyed by students at the middle school level.
All assessments are carried out in a relaxed and informal manner. There are no formal end of term tests.
JUNIOR I - VI, PREP I-III
Formal mid-year examination is held at the end of the first term and an annual examination at the conclusion of the final term. In addition to the examination results, the term marks reflect a student’s all round progress, including performance in course-work assignments, projects and tests.
Examinations are modelled on the IGCSE pattern giving due consideration to the academic attainment targets of the classes concerned. Trial examinations are held in preparation for the final examination after course coverage.
The unified examaminations ensure uniformity in syllabus coverage as well as the marking process. These examinations enhance the school’s philosophy of continually working towards academic excellence. Each campus has developed its own examination cell to ensure sanctity of the examination process.
The City School courses lead to the Cambridge International Examinations at International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and General Certificate of Education at Ordinary (O-level) / Advanced Levels (A-level).
The school curriculum across all the classes is designed with an aim to provide students with experiences which support, stimulate and structure their learning.
High priority is given to developing pupil's ability to use language accurately and appropriatelyMathematics Provides pupils with the knowledge and procedures for working with patterns and relationships in numbers and space.
Learning about the social and physical conditions, which influence, or have influenced, the lives of individuals and communities.
Encourages the exploration on innate abilities and foster imagination & creativity. Development of practical and perceptual skills; promotion of intellectual and aesthetic development
Examines concepts, which guide ideal behaviour. Help pupils to explore the more personal aspects of religion by addressing questions about meaning, value and purpose in lifePersonal &
Identifies and reflects on the values, which they and society uphold. Learn the ability to distinguish right from wrong and to appreciate good behaviour, courtesy and respect for others
IC-TECH IC-TECH(Innovation in curriculum through technology) is a group of courses for children aged 4 to 16.
The City School
Address: 31-Gurumangat Road, Industrial Area, Gulberg III, Lahore, Pakistan.
Phone: +92 (42) 35773069-77
Fax: +92 (42) 35773065
Regional Office, Islamabad
Address: House # 795, Service Road East, Sector I-8/4, Islamabad
Regional Office, Lahore
Address: 31-Gurumangat Road, Industrial Area, Gulberg III, Lahore, Pakistan.
Phone: +92 (42) 35773069~77
Fax: +92 (42) 35773065
Regional Office, Karachi
Address: E-31, Muhammad Ali Society Miran Muhammad Shah Road Karachi - 75350
Phone: +92 (21) 3452 6334-7
Fax: +92 (21) 3454 6895
Regional Office, Hyderabad
Address: A-12, Unit No 3, Latifabad Hyderabad
Phone: +92 (221) 818431-3
Fax: +92 (221) 818434
Admission are taken in March
No Admission will be taken after August 30th for all branches
Academic session begins in August/September
Each academic session consist of 2 termsAnnual exams are conducted in June
While most of our schools are co-education, separate girls and boys facility is available in some cities
Parents wishing to admit a child should first register the child for an admission test by completing the admission form at the school office and taking an appointment card for the test and interview
Registration does not in any way confirm or guarantee admission. Admission is subject to getting through an admission test/ interview and availability of the seat
The class for which a child is tested is determined according to the child's age as at 31st July (28th/29th February in case of Balochistan)
Pre-Nursery - Kindergarten
An informal individual assessment test is taken combined with an interview with both the parents. Generally, the reading level of a child, the vocabulary and concepts of colours and numbers are assessed. In addition, the confidence of the child, the level of spoken English and motor skills are taken into consideration.
Application for Class I onward are tested in three subjects - English, Urdu and Mathematics.
The pass percentage is 50%. Duration of each paper is approximately 30 minutes.
For the written test, the child should come properly equipped with pencil, eraser, sharpener and ruler
The papers are not set from any specific textbooks or syllabus but are of a general nature designed to test the aptitude of the child in the basic subjects
The test paper is not shown to anyone and only marks are communicated to the parents/ guardians
A candidate caught cheating during the admission test will be rejected
The list displaying names of selected candidates will be put up on the notice board of the concerned branch on the date given by the school.
In all cases, merit is the sole criterion for admission. The decision of the school cannot be challenged in any way and will be final.
Parents fill in the admission form and pay the Registration fee, they receive:
Relevant Fee structure slip
Appointment card with testing date & time on it
Prospectus purchase cash receipt
Admission and fee payment information
Prospectus & newsletter (if any)
The documents to be attached with the Admission Form include:
A photocopy of Provisional Certificate and Character Certificate from last institution attended
2 recent passport size photographs
2 self addressed envelopes
Attested photocopy of Birth Certificate
Report card from last school
Test and interview with both the parents on the specified date
Result is finalised within a week of the test & displayed on the notice board. Parents are informaed about further formalities
Parents are given the admission fee bill, payable by a certain due date in a specific bank as mentioned on the fee bill
The following fees are payable:
A. Registration Fee Non-refundable
B.Admission Fee Non-refundable
C.Security Fee Refundable
D.Tuition Fee Payable every two months
E.Computer Fee Payable every two months
On receipt of paid fee bill, parents are given:
Admission Order (original)Book ListUniform ListNote:
Fee is subject to review annually
Family packages are available in selected schoolsNo Admission will be taken after August 30th for all schoolsApplication forms are available at the school office and should be filled in the school
Rules of Payment
Fees are charged for all twelve months of the year and are payable every two months
Parents have the option to pay the fee for the whole year as a lump sumThe fees payable for the period of the summer vacation are paid in advance and prior to closure
Once the fee bill has been issued, payment is made directly to the bank where the school operates its account. Parents must pay the fees by the date specified on the fee bill
Fees paid after the due date is subject to a flat surcharge as specified on the fee billIf the tuition fee has not been paid by the end of the second month, the student is automatically withdrawn
Fee can also be paid through credit card. (Point of Sale - POS machines available at selected campuses). Direct debit and phone banking facilities are also available. These options are available in specified cities only. Kindly contact our branch to confirm the availability of these options.