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.
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.
October 22nd, 1999, Karachi High School became one of the
first Schools to have launched its own website at www.khs.edu.pk.This
is yet another step the school has taken to promote computer
literacy amongst their students as well as further enhancing
the schools' standard of education.
website, www.khs.edu.pk offers
various links to educational sites along with school related
information. Both, children and parents can browse and
find links of their interest which range from the school's
hotline to a complete rundown on the institutions' current
activities. Respective grade syllabi, faculty and administration
information and academic achievements are just some of
the few links featured on this attractive and comprehensive
web page. The hotline is of particular convenience as parents
can send in their queries regarding any school matter and
their questions will be answered via the same channel.
This not only facilitates better communication but also
gives parents the assurance that the school is attentive
to parental involvement.
was one of the few schools, that implemented a computer
laboratory with BBC Computers in way back 1987, slowly
upgrading to Apple Mac computers in 1989, when very few
schools were even thinking of computers as a part of school
studies. Today a dozen years, later, Karachi High School,
despite its budgetary constraints has two fully functional
computer labs. One lab comprises of 26 computers, which
include 486's and Pentium One's and the second lab plays
host to 36 computers, which are inclusive of Celerons',
Pentium II's and Penitum III's. This constitutes a 1 to
1 ratio per student per class.
sure to thank its Technology Patrons, for helping take
the lab where it is today. Companies like Intel and people
like Mr.Mohsin Iqbal and Mr.Pervaiz
Lodhie, who have been ardent donors of computers to
this school and even today continue to support the schools
efforts to implement IT in school studies.
Pervaiz Lodhie, President/Owner - Ledtronics,
Inc. recently visited Karachi High School in Pakistan
who was holding the ISEO 2001 (International Schools
Educational Olympiad) and recognized the efforts put
in by Karachi High School to spread computer education
/ awareness even to the underprivileged girls and women. Mr.
Lodhie is presently calling upon other business associates
to join him in donating another 15-20 computers.
Karachi High School is also recognised by the enoschools.org,
an organization of shools working online for environmental
issues. Recently the schools got recognition from the
Cambridge University to run IT and ICT courses in Pakistan.
The school also has recognition from the Sindh Board
of Technical Education to conduct IT Diploma courses
in mind the importance of computer knowledge in the present
age, KHS is determined to make all their students
well versed in this field. "We are a laboratory where
ideas from all perspectives are developed, tested, criticized
and disseminated to the wider world. Our mission is to
impart the best possible education which not only make
our children outstanding students but also exceptional
and capable human beings," said Parveen Kassim, Founding
Member and Principal, Karachi High School.