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Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Pakistan? Here you can find a list of schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
A large international school sector that spans Pakistan’s major cities caters to the children of expatriates and the country’s burgeoning middle class. Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Hyderabad all have sizeable clusters of schools.
Most are coeducational day schools offering the curriculums of Britain, America or the International Baccalaureate Organisation and many form part of chains run by Pakistani foundations or companies such as Roots Millennium Schools and the Beaconhouse Group.
Pakistan has 24 IB World Schools, which all teach in English bar one. A total of 14 schools are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and one, Lahore Grammar School International, has authorisation for all three IB programmes.
TNS Beaconhouse in Lahore, which offers the IB Diploma alongside IGCSEs and SATs, is one of eight Beaconhouse schools that deliver IB programmes, while the RMS group has four. Other notable schools following the IB curriculum include the International School of Islamabad and The International School, Karachi.
Under Pakistan’s constitution, education is compulsory from age five to 16 and free in state schools, which teach in Urdu or English. Yet the country has some of the highest rates of illiteracy and out-of-school children in the world.
Primary school takes five years, middle school three and high school two. A further two years at intermediate college leads to the Higher Secondary School Certificate, which provides access to university. The school year runs from April to March.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Pakistan. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com