Pre-schooling is an important time of a child’s education as it is the first step towards achieving excellence thereby ensuring a brighter future. Parents are often worried about finding the suitable nursery schools for their little ones. Every parent wants a school system which could provide education, and mental & physical development, and shape the overall personality of their child.
To ease the situation for parents across Pakistan, we have compiled a list of the top pre-schools (nursery schools) in Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore.
Established in 1997, the Haque Academy is recognised as the pioneer of the preschool system in Karachi. The school offers admission to an age group of seventeen months to three years old. Their campus has a well-designed structure where parents can find a library corner for children, imported educational material and equipment, an art studio, a snack area, a resource room stacked with visual aids, teaching materials, Indoor & outdoor playing areas and also a music area.
Location: 208-A 32nd Street, Phase 8, DHA Karachi
The Learning Tree (TLT)
The institution was formed in the year 2000 as a preschool. It has now developed a system of junior and senior schooling system. The preschool system of the TLT offers admissions in pre-nursery for children aged 1.5 years, and for kindergarten, the age limit is five years old. The school operates under a Cambridge system and provides a decent balance of education and extra-curricular activities.
For admission to the preschool in TLT, parents have to submit the application one year before the date of expected entrance.
Location: D-117, 118, Block 5 Clifton, Karachi
Contact: (021) 35870001
The C.A.S School
With over 500 students and 90 faculty members, the C.A.S School has built a purpose-driven nursery campus. Other than comfortable classrooms and a library, the campus has a music area, an audio-visual room, a health room and a mini zoo.
The C.A.S system gives admission to students aged between 2.4 years to 3.3 years. Interestingly, the school only takes interviews of parents for admissions and does not test the children.
Location: 207, 31st Street, off Khayaban-e-Roomi, Phase 8, DHA, Karachi
Contact: (92-21) 3525-1532 to 34
A known name for young children, Asma’s Montessori has two campuses: junior and senior. The preschool is part of the junior campus where admission begins for children aged 18 months. In each classroom, the school has installed television screens, which give good visual education to children. The junior campus (also known as the main campus) is extended till grade 3. The senior campus begins from grade 3 till grade 6.
Location: 85/C-I/II, Al-Murtaza Commercial Lane 04,16th street of Kh-e-Roomi, Phase VIII, D.H.A. Karachi
LACAS School Network
The school network is based on the O/A level education system and is one of the oldest names in Lahore, Punjab. LACAS has a specially designed teaching method known as REACH: a combination of Cambridge primary and Reggio Emilia. For admissions in playgroup, the children are not tested. They are assessed for their IQ and vocabulary motor skills. The age limit is 2.7 years to 3.6 years.
Location: 302 F/II, M.A Johar Town, Lahore
Contact: 042 35311088-93.
Lahore Grammar School
The programmes are divided into three parts:
- Playgroup: Admits children of age 2-3 years. At this stage, a student learns about colours, mind training with puzzles, and teamwork with singing & music.
- Nursery: Children of age 3-4 years learn about communication skills, and develop motor skills, painting and craft work.
- Reception: For children aged 4-5 years. At this stage, a child gets to know about language fluency, creative thinking, and the promotion of independence.
Location: 247-248 DII, Johar Town, Lahore
Contact: +92 42 35772481.
The City School
For children 3-5 years old, the City School is aligned with the UK-based education system. The preschool system of the City School offers a fundamental early-year education where students will learn:
- Emotional development
- Personal and social skills
- Physical education
- Health and hygiene habits
Location: Area Ex Field Supply Platoon, Khojak Lines, Quetta Cantt, Pakistan, Quetta, 87300
Wilderness School & College
Founded in 1999, the Wilderness education system offers education from playgroup to O-levels. Development, Learning creative expression, developing language & literacy, knowing self & social awareness and learning with fun are the core objectives of the Wilderness School and College.
Location: Airport Rd, near Chiltan Housing Scheme, Quetta, Balochistan
Contact: (081) 2881101.
The UNSERE KINDER offers admissions to children two years old and onwards. The curriculum is designed to develop language skills, social skills, physical strength, creative mindset, analytical thinking and leadership qualities in a student. The school also has a specialised education board from Germany to ensure quality education.
Location: 12-B University Rd, University Town, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 25000
Contact: +92-91-5704-338 & +92-333-9101002.
Based on the Cambridge education system, the Pak-Turk Maarif is one of the most widespread education systems in Pakistan. In Peshawar, they have two campuses:
- Hayatabad Boys Campus: Near Passport Office, Phase 5 Hayatabad, Peshawar.
Contact: +92 (91) 5891492
- Town Girls Campus: House # 16-D, Circular Road, University Town, Peshawar.
Contact: +92 (91) 58 445 55.
The schooling system is also available in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore.