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Karachi High School - History & Background

Karachi Higher Secondary School was founded as a co-education institution in 1985. It started off and has remained an invitation to learn for students from all walks of life. The school not only emphasizes on promoting quality education but also accentuates the development of talent and aptitude in the individual. The school offers the children a blend of both scholastic and extra curricular activities, which prepares them to excel in today's dynamic environment. Offering Matriculation and O' Level systems of education, KHS provides a curriculum starting from pre-primary to high school. The school faculty constitutes of highly qualified, experienced and trained experts who not only get to know you, but also are alert to your individual potential, and challenge you to achieve your personal best.

KHS was one of the first few schools to offer computer education to its students. Keeping in mind the rapid growth in the technological industry, the children are given coaching since grade one so as to make them well versed in this field. In 1987, the school organized the very first countrywide seminar on Computer Education for Schools in association with Pakistan Association for Computer Education in Schools (PACES). In 1998, the school again conducted a seminar on Internet and Education and invited Ms. Susan Sley a Computer Resources Head from the US. On October 22nd, 1999, Karachi High School became one of the first Schools to have launched its own website at www.khs.edu.pk.

Just as academic life is characterized by a broad spectrum of opportunities and people, so is the life outside the classroom. Students' interests range from sports and music to drama and art. Karachi High School was involved in the formation of Pakistan's first only international under-13 baseball team which has represented the country in the Far East Little League Baseball tournaments held in Taiwan, Indonesia and Philippines in 1994, 1995, and 1996 respectively. The trips are mostly financed by the league management. In 1997, the team attended the Baseball Camp at Williamsport, Pennsylvania USA.

In the same year, the school was invited to participate in Quanta '97 and BEAM Robotics '97, the third international competition for Sciences held in Lucknow, India, organized by City Montessori Intermediate College. Participants from all over the world compete to exchange ideas, knowledge, and technical know-how, simultaneously learning and sharing the experience. Following year the School secured Second Position in English Debate, First Position in folk dance competition, and won the Best Speaker Award for English Debate when participated in Quanta '98 and Beam Robotics '98, held in Lucknow, India organized by City Montessori Intermediate College.

At year-end, the school holds its traditional annual talent show where more than 500 children perform. All are encouraged to participate in producing, writing, and acting in plays and other performances.

The school is committed to being accessible to students without regard to their economic or financial circumstances. In addition, the school offers financial aid and a number of scholarships based on academic merit and leadership potential. Special scholarships are provided to those who excel in athletics, art and music. The school welcomes applications from transfer and international students.

Founding member and current principal, Parveen Kassim claims, "When I succeed in communicating clearly and grading fairly, I am not only doing my job well as an educator, I am teaching students something about being responsible. And my belief is that they will remember my lesson long after the assignments and grades have been forgotten. We educate our students to make a difference to the world they live in."

Karachi High School was founded on the 14th of January 1985 as a private co-education institution. It started off and has remained an invitation to learn for students from all walks of life. The school not only emphasizes on promoting quality education but also accentuates the development of talent and aptitude in the individual. It offers children a blend of both scholastic and extra curricular activities, which prepares them to excel in today's dynamic environment. Offering Matriculation and O' Level systems of education, KHS provides a curriculum starting from pre-primary to high school majors in Science & Commerce. The school faculty constitutes of highly qualified, experienced and trained experts.

KHS was one of the first few schools to offer computer education to its students. Keeping in mind the rapid growth in the technological industry, the children are given coaching since grade one so as to make them well versed in this field. The computer laboratory consists of 35 computers fully networked on a LINUX based server. This constitutes a 1 to 1 ratio per student per class. On October 22nd, 1999, Karachi High School became one of the first Schools to have launched its own comprehensive website at www.khs.edu.pk.

Just as academic life is characterized by a broad spectrum of opportunities and people, so is the life outside the classroom. Students' interests range from sports and music to drama and art. Karachi High School was involved in the formation of Pakistan's first only international under-13 baseball team, which has represented the country in International Little League Baseball tournaments held in Far East Asia & Europe.

Founding member and principal, Parveen Kassim says, "When I succeed in communicating clearly and grading fairly, I am not only doing my job well as an educator, I am teaching students something about being responsible. And my belief is that they will remember my lesson long after the assignments and grades have been forgotten. We educate our students to make a difference to the world they live in."

Our Previous Sponsors

"With contributions from countless others, we appreciate the faith and support that our sponsors put into our capabilities, and acknowledge that each of them became an integral part of the event itself. And thus completing the puzzle of things to be the way they are…"

ISEO 2000 Sponsors

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Culligan

Pizza Hut

Dunkin Donuts

Cyber Internet Services

Pepsodent

The Professionals

Inbox Computers

World n Technology

Intel Pakistan corporation

Bhoja Air

Junoon

Shaantech

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