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ABOUT THE SCHOOL

St Patrick’s High School is located in Saddar Town, Karachi, Pakistan. The institution is the one of the oldest in the city and is held in high esteem across the globe. Established on May 6, 1861, it was founded and managed by the Society of Jesus for almost 75 years after which The Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) took charge. The school was officially registered as a high school in 1867. Since 1950, it has been run by the diocesan clergy of the Archdiocese of Karachi. Our first Pakistani principal was Fr. Stephen Raymond, who was an Alumnus of the school.

Education at St. Patrick’s begins at ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) – Kindergarten – and carries on till Matriculate (HSC), or CAIE Advanced Level (Cambridge).

For over 150 years, we have served the people of the sub-continent and Pakistan by providing accessible education without discrimination. Patricians have made their mark all around the world, contributing in numerous ways to the progress and betterment of society. The School has produced well-known leaders and public figures, entrepreneurs, social workers, civil society leaders, top-class sportspeople and athletes, high-ranking officers in the Armed Forces, and politicians.

St. Patrick’s High School is indeed an institution, continuing to progressively educate without bias and instill a value-system that aims at elevating Pakistan to new heights around the globe.

The School is owned by the Roman Catholic Church (Archdiocese of Karachi) and managed by the Catholic Board of Education Karachi in Pakistan.

Browse our website to find out more about the school.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to St Patrick’s High School, Karachi and the traditions and culture of our 157 year history. Since its foundation in 1861, St Patrick’s has been firmly grounded in the vision, mission and values of Catholic Education and made relevant in the lives of each new generation of students.

At St Patrick’s, we believe that education must provide boys and young women and men with a holistic education of very high standards. What does this mean as we head towards the third decade of the 21st century? We believe that our students are best prepared for life by developing their thinking, problem-solving, critical analysis and communication skills; that they need to learn through an intellectually challenging curriculum; that they each be competent and critical participators in the ever-evolving technological environment; and most of all, they be respectful young people of religious faith, personal worth, tolerance, compassion and generosity.

All who study and work at St Pat’s are encouraged to be fully engaged in the many aspects of school life and to contribute to the wider society in ways that reflect our values. As educators, we work in partnership with parents to guide, encourage and challenge our students to grow to be positive and contributing members of society.

In a spirit of hospitality, I invite you to learn more about St Patrick’s High School through our website.

Prof Dr Margaret Madden rsm PhD
Principal

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