Choosing a good school for your Child can be a really daunting task when you are living in one of the busiest cities in Pakistan. With a population of 2 crores, Karachi is one of the biggest cities of the world with a school in almost every corner of the streets.
Knowing which school to send your child to, then, becomes an overwhelming decision. You have to take in account various factors like the security around the school, the authenticity of the school license, the quality of education, the number of students in the school, and most importantly the area in which that school is located.
So, we have put together this comprehensive guide to help you choose from various well-known and reliable schools in Karachi.
Before you embark on a search for a good school, consider the needs of your child in terms of their learning capacity. Your child may be in need of a structured environment, more challenging learning experience, individual attention, or special learning needs etc. Also, look into your child’s learning style.
See how your child approaches basic learning tasks that you may have assigned to them at home. Carefully analyze their learning style and keep an eye on what interests them the most. It’s important to know your preferences before you start your search for a private school for your child.
Once you are done evaluating your child, now comes the difficult task of researching schools with the best academic performance in the last 10 years or so. Look for schools whose test scores and examination results have been steadily high in the last few years compared to other schools. While you are at it, also look for the ways they inculcate learning habits amongst their students and what are their education practices, etc. You may also want to look at a school that offers extra-curricular learning programs as well.
While the number of school branches may be proof that the school is doing phenomenal, if you are looking for a school that can offer your child personalized education with individual care, look for a school that operates as one or only has a few branches.
The main issue with franchise-based schools is that there is no centralized model of learning. Each branch operates differently, depending on the faculty and the students.
Another most important factor that you should take into consideration is the building of the School. A well-built school premises plays a very important role in the educational upbringing of a child. A school with a bigger and well-designed building is more likely to host a number of facilities that are integral to your child’s educational experience.
It’s very important for your child to go to a school that follows and implements the most exemplary behavior policies. Pay a visit to the school to see what they are doing to help develop a student’s character and citizenship. Talk to the staff to find out their discipline policy and fairness in their response to a child’s misbehavior. You don’t want your child to end up in an abusive environment, nor will you want your child to learn in an environment where values and morals are not given any importance. What you are looking for is a school that offers a perfect balance between the two, while providing the students with plenty of avenues to enjoy learning.
The fee structure of a good private school in Karachi may range from Rs. 10,000 to 100K, depending on the building, faculty, branches, good will, and popularity of the school. However, the fee structure of a school does not necessarily determine the quality of the school. There are a number of schools in Karachi that offer good quality education at a relatively lower price. Consider all other above-mentioned factors in choosing a school that charges a low fee before making a decision about it. If the school checks all the above listed standards, the mere fact that it’s charging a lower fee than other schools in the area should not be a determining factor in choosing that school.
While many parents in Karachi send their childrens to good schools that are situated miles away from their residence, it’s important to consider that daily commute to a distant school may wear off your child and affect their learning abilities. Living in a city like Karachi, one must also keep in mind the possibility of strikes, long traffic jams, and sudden unrest in the city that may result in your child or you being stuck far away from home. For your peace of mind and the safety of your child, you may consider a school that is at a maximum distance of a 15 minutes drive from your home.
Last but not the least, you have to follow your instincts to determine which school could serve your child the best. This you can achieve only by visiting the school, meeting the teachers, personally checking out the classrooms, washrooms, and other facilities within the school. Check out the reviews about the school on the internet, check their website, visit their social media pages, talk to other parents who have had an experience with the school, and then once you are satisfied, arrive at an informed decision.