City School Karachi BiographySource (google.com.pk)
The City School has announced the launch of "The Smart School" - a School Franchise Project based on e-learning and holistic educational development for tomorrow’s generation bringing, not only, progressive entrepreneurs but also futuristic educationists on board.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jehangir Firoz, COO, The City School said, “We take great pride in introducing our new school franchise - The Smart School - in Pakistan. With the launch of this new project, we aim to promote e-learning educational model in Pakistan at a macro level. The City School has built a positive name for itself over the years in the sphere of education by imparting quality education that equips students to meet the challenges of the modern world. We want the same level of competency and commitment to become the hallmark of our new project, “The Smart School.”
As Pakistan approaches the 2015 deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of achieving the “Education For All” (EFA) initiatives, it is important to up-scale the Government’s role and the need for help from private enterprise to significantly increase invest ment and resources in human development, is essential for alleviating educational inequity in Pakistan.
The launch of The Smart School Franchise marks a giant leap for “The City School” towards the accomplishment of its Vision 2020 and in making a significant contribution towards meeting the important MDG goals for improving educational standards in Pakistan.
About The City School:
Established in 1978, The City School is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in South Asia. Striving to achieve and maintain the highest academic standards, our schools have become leaders in the field of educational development. We are committed to upholding traditional values while providing the knowledge and skills our students need to compete with the very best in the 21st century.
Established in Karachi in 1978, the City School is today one of the largest private school networks in Pakistan with branches in all the major cities across the country. It currently has 178 schools in 51 cities with over 60,000 students and 8000 employees.
The City School continues to expand its reach to meet the demands for quality education. The knowledge and skills-based curriculum derived from the UK national curriculum guides students from Nursery Level to Cambridge International Examinations Level for sixteen and eighteen years age group, qualifying them for the IGCSE, O Level, and A Level examinations. The uniform implementation of the curriculum gives parents, students, and teachers the advantage of a smooth and efficient transfer from one school to another within the system.
Curriculum & Academic Philosophy
Graduates from The City School secure positions in top universities worldwide. Our students, according to Cambridge International Examinations annual results analysis, are amongst the highest achievers in their city, their country and, in some cases, in the world. The curriculum encourages a student-centred approach where learners have an active role in their learning process and develop the skills and ability to make a significant contribution to society. Its particular strength lies in the integration of digital media and ICTs in an array of learning programmes.
The City School provides more than 120 courses each year across the age ranges and revises them in accordance with the cumulative experience of its teachers and pupils. The selection of teachers is based on their experience as curriculum developers and syllabus writers. In addition, we regularly appoint curriculum consultants from the UK to lead teams of The City School teachers in revising their curriculum and syllabi. The City School curriculum and methodology is designed specifically to ensure a smooth transition in teaching and learning from the primary sector through the middle years and on to the final two years of the public examinations’ syllabi.
Digital media and ICTs in The City School Network are shaping the methodology of delivering online education and adding efficiency, convenience, interactivity and outreach to the array of learning programmes we offer. The City School has taken the initiative of implementing a state-of-the-art Classroom/ Learning Management System capable of providing its students with academic resources anytime, anywhere, and in any circumstances.
The City School promotes and encourages co-curricular activities in all of its campuses. Students are encouraged to learn new skills, take responsibility, assume leadership, work under a leader, organise events, conduct programmes and experience real-life situations.