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International schools in Pakistan

Are you looking for an international school in Pakistan? Search for the best international schools in Pakistan; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK or US national curriculum or the International Primary Curriculum.

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. 

In 2007, two embassy schools in Islamabad, the Oaks British School and Ecole Francaise Alfred Foucher, closed down following an outbreak of political unrest. 

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.

In 2015, more than 11 million children and teenagers were not in school and more than 10 million young people aged 15 to 24 were illiterate. Net enrolment was 74 per cent at primary level and 44 per cent at secondary level, while gross tertiary enrolment stood at 10 per cent.

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. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Pakistan, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.





Aitchison College

The Mall,
Lahore,
54000,
Pakistan

Boys, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Angels International College

Faisal Town, Near Faisal Valley,
West Canal Road,
Faisalabad, Punjab,
38000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Beaconhouse College Campus Gulberg

3-C, Zafar Ali Road,
Lahore,
54000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Beaconhouse Newlands Islamabad

Hill View Road,
Mohra Noor,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Beaconhouse Newlands Lahore

632/1 Street 10,
Phase VI DHA,
Lahore,
54000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Beaconhouse School System, Clifton Campus

F.T 2/3 MC. Niel Road, Clifton,
Sindh,
Karachi,
75600,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Beaconhouse School System, Defence Campus

207 A, Saba Avenue,
Phase VIII, DHA,
Karachi, Sindh,
75500,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Beaconhouse School System, Margalla Campus

Pitras Bukhari Rd, H-8/4,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Beaconhouse School System, PECHS Campus

35P/1,
Block 6 Extension,
PECHS, Karachi,
75100,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Bloomfield Hall Schools

Head Office, 13 - A, Block S,,
Gulberg II,
Lahore,
Pakistan

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

British Overseas School

AL 7/8, 14th/15th Lane, Off Khayaban-e-Hilal,
DHA Phase VII,
Karachi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

EMS High School

House # 33,
Street #60, F 11/4,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Foundation Public School

A Level Campus, 42 B, Block 6, PECHS,
Dr Mahmood Hussain Road,
Karachi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Foundation Public School - O Level Defence Campus

PN Shifa Road, Behind Tooba Masjid,,
Defence Phase II,
Karachi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Froebel's International School

Street 13,
Sector F 7/2,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Happy Home School- O Level Maryam Faruqi Campus

5/3 Modern Housing Society,
Shaheed-e-Millat Road,
Karachi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Headstart School, Kuri Campus

Kuri Road, Off Park Rd,
Near CDA/Park Enclave,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Ilmesters Academy

B-31, PECHS, Block-6,
Near Progressive Center,
Karachi,
75400,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Islamabad

Sector H-9/1, Johar Road,
P.O. Box 1124,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Karachi American School

Amir Khusro Road,
Karachi,
75350,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

LACAS School - Gujranwala Campus

Their Sansi, Near Judicial Colony,
Canal Bank Road,
Gurjanwala,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Lahore American School

15 Upper Mall Canal Bank,
Lahore,
54000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lahore Grammar School Defence (Phase 1)

136 - E, Phase 1 Defence Housing Authority (DHA),
Lahore Cantt, Punjab,
Lahore,
54810,
Pakistan

Girls, Day.

Lahore Grammar School Defence (Phase V)

#483/4, Block G, Education City, Phase V,
Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore Cantt,
Lahore, Punjab,
54810,
Pakistan

Boys, Day.

Lahore Grammar School International

32/3, Sector J,
DHA Phase VIII,
Lahore,
54972,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Lahore Grammar School Islamabad

Plot # 86, Faiz Ahmad Faiz Road, Sector H-8/1,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Lawrence College

Ghora Gali,
Murree,
Pakistan

Boys, Boarding, Preparatory, Senior.

Learning Alliance

32/1 J block, DHA Phase VIII,
Lahore,
54000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Links School

D-101/1, Block 4,
Clifton,
Karachi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Pak Turk International School - Islamabad Girls Campus

Plot # 87 and 88,
Sector H-8/1,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Roots International Schools Islamabad Pakistan

Campus # 66, Street 7,
Wellington Campus H-8/4,
Islamabad,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Roots IVY International School - Chaklala Campus

Walayat Homes,
Chakalala Scheme 3,
Rawalpindi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Roots IVY International School - Faisalabad Campus

Opposite Guttwala Park,
Faisalabad,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Roots IVY International School - Riverview Campus

Main GT Road,
Rawalpindi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Roots Millennium Schools, Flagship Campus

No. 308, Street No. 3, Sector I-9/3,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Roots Millennium Schools, One World Campus

Head Office,
No.80, Street 1, Sector E-11/4,
Islamabad,
44000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Sadiq Public School

Ahmedpur Road,
Bahawalpur,
63100,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Sheikh Zayed International Academy

Street 8,
Sector H-8/4,
Islamabad,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Southshore School for A Level Studies

SL-10,
14th Street off Khayaban-e-Shaheen,
D.H.A Phase VIII,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

Springfield School - Harley II Branch

15 Harley Street,
Rawalpindi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

St Mary's Academy

Tulsa Road,
Lalazar,
Rawalpindi,
46000,
Pakistan

Co-educational, , Nursery, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Avicenna School - Tipu Sultan Road (Girls Campus)

17 Al-Hamra CHS,
Block 7/8, Main Tipu Sultan Road,
Karachi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The Avicenna School - Tipu Sultan Road Campus (Boys and Girls)

36 Modern Housing Society,
Main Tipu Sultan Road,
Karachi,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Sixth Form.

The City School - A Level Campus

30-E, Industrial Area,
Gurumangat Road, Gulberg-III,
Lahore,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Sixth Form.

The City School, Capital Campus Islamabad

Pitras Bokhari Road,
Sector H-8/1,
Islamabad,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

The City School, Kohat Campus

Near OTS Bypass,
Bowana Road,
Kohat,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The Educational World (FB Area Senior Chapter)

D 16, Block 4,
FB Area,
Karachi,
75950,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

The International School (TIS)

Executive, 51-C Old Clifton,
Near Mohatta Palace,
Karachi,
75600,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The International School of Choueifat - Lahore

662-G/1, Abdul Haque Road,
Johar Town,
Lahore,
54700,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The Learning Tree

F-8, Khayaban-e-Saadi, Block 5,
Clifton,
Karachi, Sindh,
75600,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

The Lyceum School

78 Clifton,
Karachi,
75600,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.

TNS Beaconhouse

483/3 Sector G Phase 5 DHA,
Lahore,
Pakistan

Co-educational, Day.