KGS was established in 1847 by the Reverend H. Brereton, the first Chaplain of Karachi as a school for "English and Anglo-Indian children" The school remained small initially, with about 300 students in 1940. Over the past fifteen years however, the school has expanded rapidly and now occupies three campuses across Karachi with a total student population in the thousands. Karachi Grammar School is the oldest private school in Pakistan and the second oldest in the Indian sub-continent.
Like many private schools in Pakistan, KGS is geared, especially at the secondary level, towards preparing students for University of Cambridge International Examinations GCE Ordinary Level, Advanced Subsidiary Level, and Advanced Level examinations.
Subjects taught at KGS include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, computer studies, computing, Pakistan Studies, Urdu, Islamic studies, English literature and language, economics, accounting, business management, environmental management, world history, studio art, Geography, French, psychology and sociology.
It is known to be the best school in Pakistan, with its brilliant academic performance and its notoriety for producing star-pupils.
Karachi Grammar School excels in providing a wide variety of extracurricular activities for its pupils, including sports days and annual concerts.
Once a year the junior section hosts the junior school concert, which is a professionally directed musical including every child in the junior section. The middle section holds an annual bake-sale for which a single house is responsible. The middle section and the senior section each host plays and drama festivals every year.
The school also has a history of winning national debate competitions and several students have represented Pakistan in the Worlds School Debating Championships.
Apart from the many sports facilities offered, Karachi Grammar School has a wide variety of societies that the students can join in order to learn things out of their curriculum. These societies include; The Journalism Society, The Young Leaders Society, The Elocutus, The Economics Society, The Mathematics Society, The Drama Council, The Director's Cut, The Reader's Bar, etc.
One of the most well-known of their societies is the social-service society known as the 'Helpers Society' which holds fund-raisers such as concerts and bake-sales in order to raise money for charity, create awareness, but also let the students enjoy themselves while taking part in organising such events.
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