Karachi Grammar School
Karachi Grammar School is the one of the most widely known elite school not only in Karachi but across Pakistan.
Parents whose children are going to Karachi Grammar School often boast about it or deep inside they know that their child has an edge over all the other children just because hes going to an “Elite School”
So this makes it every parents dream to send their child in to an Elite school and in Karachi, and Karachi Grammar School is the Elitist.
But many people here often think that the competition in Karachi Grammar School is literary cut throat but this is not true rather the main method of granting admissions to students is SELECTION NOT COMPETITION.
And by selection I mean the power people (their decisions affect the masses).
The school is very much interested in what do you do, your profession, what is your position in the company, are you a government officer, or a manager in the bank, what is your business? are you an influential media personality?
Its the social class of the children attending the school which elevates the schools standard.
Stake holders, directors of Government offices, bank CEO’s, influential media personality, its their children who are eligible for an elite school.
Yes Karachi Grammar School and also other elite schools already decide on whom to select mostly even before they assess your kid.
The pre interview form usually gives much information about your family background and your code of work.
Registration in Karachi Grammar School
People often claim that since there is only one day allocated to register your child and the window is open for only one hour, its a looong line and people often line up their drivers and maids from 5 in the morning.
This is a big exaggeration and its not true.
I have myself collected the appointment slip and I left home at 7:30 and got the slip very easily without even waiting in line.
Start checking the schools website from February and mostly the date for registration is announced in the beginning of March.
And two dates are specified for collecting the appointment slips
One is for Grammarians or people who already have one child in Karachi Grammar school.
And the other date is for all other applicants.
Please bear in mind that you have to take certain documents when going to collect the appointment slip.
And if even one document is missing your child will not be registered.
Documents Required at Karachi Grammar School for Registration
- Original birth certificate (NOT a recent extract), with photocopy
- B-Form issued by NADRA, with photocopy
- Passport-size photograph of the child 1 copy taken in the same year
- Family photograph of parents and child 1 copy taken in the same year
- CNIC of both parents (copies)
Next step you will be given the appointment slip mentioned with a date and it says that the child is not needed to accompany the guardians.
Try to reach 15 minutes before the specified time on your appointment date and always carry a pen with you.
After waiting in the hallway you will be escorted to a room where many other parents will be seen filling up forms and that’s exactly what you have to do, the teachers will hand a questionnaire and the parents have to fill it up.
Its usually your basic personal info whats your work and your child’s previous academic record.
Once you submit this form you will be assigned an interview date.
Interview in Karachi Grammar School
Parents appearing for the first time in Karachi Grammar School interview appear to be very nervous and anxious.
Being granted the admission will be like a big WOW and being rejected is something like it never happened. (though the heart will be a bit sour for some time).
Some parents go over the top when it comes to dressing for the interview trust me your Gucci bag and your designer suit will get you nothing unless you are a person of substance.
So wear simple, neat and presentable clothes.
Karachi Grammar School Interview Questions
Questions asked by the Principal to your child in front of you.
- What’s your name?
- Which school do you go to?
- What do you like to play in school?
- What do you do in class?
After this brief interview your child is escorted in another room with the teacher.
Questions Addressed to the Parents
- Where do you work?
- Whats your position in the job?
- For how long have you been working with this company?
- Whats your qualification?asked to both mother and father.
- How old is your business?
- Which school did you attend?
- Can you please explain your business model in detail?
- What are the future aspirations of your company?
- Do you read to your child daily?
- How many hours do you spend with your child?
- Do you help the mother with the daily chores related to your child?
- As a parent what is your most important duty towards your child?
- Which is the most important quality you need to inculcate in your child?
What they ask the children is a bit of a mystery because its very hard to extract from a 3 year old all the questions.
However I was able to deduce from my child that they ask the child to draw a face, then they ask about different objects what they are, for e.g cars, trucks etc and they ask about farm animals and wild animals.
After this interview all you have to do is wait for the results on the schools website.
My observation says that the names of the selected candidates has something in common, the last names specify that these kids have a strong bureaucratic background and their parents belong to a power position in the country.
So if you are a simple man but with a good size of a pocket the chances are your child will be rejected.
Other Elite Schools in Karachi
Center of Advanced Studies
Convent of Jesus of Mary
British Overseas School
Karachi American School
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