|The Karachi American School is an
independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational
program from prenursery through grade 12 for students of all
nationalities. The School was founded in 1952. The school year
comprises 2 semesters extending from August to mid-December and from
January through May. Prospective students are requested to apply for
admission at least two weeks in advance of their arrival in Karachi.
Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board of
Directors, elected for 2-year terms by the Karachi American Society.
Membership in the Society is automatically awarded to the parents or
guardians of children enrolled in the School. The Society is
registered under the Societies Registration Act of Pakistan. The
School is not incorporated in the United States but is tax-exempt in
the United States.
Curriculum: The curriculum is modeled in line with United
States independent college-preparatory day schools. Advanced
Placement courses are offered in 13 subjects. The School does not
offer a program for special needs students. The School's testing
program includes the ITBS, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, SAT I, and SAT II.
Instruction is in English. The School offers modern language
instruction in French, Spanish, and Urdu.
English-as-a-Second-Language is offered for non-native speakers of
English through grade 8. There are chapters of the National Honor
Society and the National Junior Honor Society. There is no religious
instruction. All graduates go on to colleges and universities in the
United States, Canada or the United Kingdom. The School is
accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
and is a member of NESA, AAIE, NAIS, and SAISA.
Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 37
full-time and 3 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year,
enrollment was 327 (PN-grade 5: 131; grades 6-8: 72; and grades
Facilities: The School is housed in a modern plant on
approximately 10 acres of land. It is well equipped with elementary
and secondary school libraries, science and language laboratories, 3
computer laboratories, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, tennis and
squash courts, and an athletic field.
Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, about 90% of the
School's income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as
follows: PN-N: $7,220; Kdg.: $10,875; grades 1-5: $10,875; grades
6-8: $10,905; grades 9-11; $10,925 and grade 12: $11,095. First-year
students are charged an additional $3,500 registration fee on a
one-time basis. There is also an application fee of $58 per student
and an annual surcharge of $200. These fees are payable in Pakistani
rupees by Pakistani citizens or U.S. dollars by others. (All fees
are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Mr. Peter Pelosi, Superintendent
Karachi American School
6150 Karachi Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-6l50
Tel: 92-21-453-9096/9 or 92-21-452-5113