Lahore Grammar School
|Lahore Grammar School
|School type||Private, Preparatory|
|Motto||Urdu: ﻋﻠﻡ ﺳﮯ ﺩﻝ zehen ﺭﻭﺷﻥ English: Education brings enlightenment to the heart and mind|
|School board||CIE and Edexcel|
|Years offered||3–4 to 18–19|
|Average class size||20–40|
|Classes offered||O and AS/A Level|
|Colour(s)||Blue and white|
|Rival||LACAS - Lahore College Of Arts & Sciences|
Lahore Grammar School, or LGS, is a group of private academic preparatory institutions based in the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The system was established in 1979 at its 55 Main Gulberg campus. The institution provides education to boys and girls until A Levels. The LGS College for Women offers a degree programme in arts and sciences as well as a bachelors in computers. LGS has branches in Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat, and Wah Cantt.
LGS provides preschool education, primary education, secondary education and preparation for international General Certificate of Education (GCE). Some branches also provide preparation for local Secondary School Certificate.
Lahore Grammar School has laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology equipped with apparatus required for O' Level and A' Level practical examinations.
All branches have a library including research material for all grade levels. The libraries subscribe to international and national publications. They have a multimedia collection of CD-ROMs, classic films and audio cassettes. Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Shaw are some of the represented authors and poets.
The institutions follow a curriculum designed to culminate in GCE O Level and GCE AS/A Level qualifications from the British examination boards of University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) of Cambridge Assessment (UCLES) and Edexcel of Pearson PLC. The institutions are also classified as international university-preparatory schools, giving students the opportunity to apply to foreign universities for admission into undergraduate programs.
Students from each grade are sorted in four houses which are named after the fast flying birds. All houses participate in the activities and competitions of the school.
- Eagle House
- Falcon House
- Kestrel House
- Swift House
Some branches have aHawk House as well. A new house has been added, the Peregrine House.
A student government system operates at sections of O-Level and A-Level. It is termed the Student Council and has on average 20–30 members from Grade 13 (for A-Level Student Council). It solves the problems of younger students, and helps to create a peaceful and educational environment. Its primary functions are to collaborate with the administration to bring opportunities for students, organise activities and develop the school magazine.
The Student Council is separate for each batch. Some posts like that of the Head Students and sometimes House Captains are selected on a nomination and voting system. The members are required to participate in the formal ceremony of Oath Taking.
The school has a network of branches.
|Defence boys branch||Boys||Grade IV – Grade XIII (O and A Levels)||483/4 Education City, Phase V, DHA||lgsdefence.edu.pk|
|Defence girls branch||Girls||Grade IV – Grade XIII (O and A Levels)||136-E, Phase I, DHA|
|Defence preschool||Mixed||Preschool to Grade III||136-E, Phase I, DHA|
|Paragon City branch||Mixed||Preschool to Grade XIII (O and A Levels)||Paragon City, Burki Road, Lahore Cantt||lgsparagon.com|
|Gulberg||31-FCC branch||Mixed||Preschool to Grade I||31-FCC, Gulberg IV||lgs.edu.pk/lgs31fcc|
|1-A-1 Ghalib Market branch||Girls||Preschool – Grade XIII (O and A Levels)||1 Block A/1, Gulberg III|
|39 Main Gulberg branch||Boys||Grade I to Grade 5||39, Main Gulberg|
|55 Main Gulberg branch||Girls||Preschool to Grade XIII (O and A Levels)||55, Main Gulberg||lgs.edu.pk|
|6E-III Gulberg branch||Boys||Grade VI – Grade VIII||6-E/III, Gulberg III||lgsboys6e3.com|
|94-B1 Gulberg branch||Girls||Grade VI to Grade XIII (O and A Levels)||94 B/1, Gulberg III|
|Johar Town||Johar Town junior boys branch||Boys||Grade I to Grade IX||254-F/1, Johar Town||lgsjohartown.com|
|Johar Town girls branch||Girls||Grade I to Grade XI (O Levels)||247/248 D-11, Johar Town||lgsjohartown.com/|
|Johar Town preschool||Mixed||Preschool||247/248 D-11, Johar Town||lgsjohartown.com/|
|Johar Town Senior Girls branch||Girls||Grade IX to Grade XIII (O and A Levels)||49, Civic Center, Johar Town||http://www.lgsjohartown.com/|
|Model Town||14-K Model Town branch||Mixed||Preschool to Grade III||14-K Model Town|
|18-K Model Town branch||Mixed||Grade III to Grade V||18-K, Model Town|
|137-E Model Town branch||Girls||Grade VI to Grade XI (O Levels)||137-E, Model Town||lgsforums.com|
|Other||EME Sector branch||Mixed||Play Group to Grade XII (O Levels)||H-EME Sector, Multan Road|
|Shah Jamal branch||Girls||Grade V to Grade XI (O Levels and
|Township||Township branch||Mixed||Grade 1 to Grade XI (O levels and Matriculation)||C-Block College Road, Township|
|Wah Cantt||Wah Cantt branch||Mixed||Preschool to Grade XI (O levels and Matriculation)||The Mall|
The Grammar School's co-curricular activities are popular among the youth of Lahore. They range from educational events to completely enjoyment programmes. Most of the branches have an environment society, which campaigns against the degreening of Lahore, and the concomitant decline in Lahore's air quality. Many branches have a community service program, proving students with opportunities to volunteer at organisations. Some of these include the Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, the Rising Sun Institute, Fatima Memorial Hospital, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital.
Bonfires are an annual tradition for junior branches. Each branch has its own event and the students registered at that school attend with their family and friends. The event is an opportunity for students to take a brief break from schoolwork. It is also a chance for them and their parents to interact with teachers and school staff in an informal and social setting. Students and teachers often use this as an opportunity to discuss things that might be causing problems at school because everyone is in a good mood and willing to be more cooperative. 2
Concerts by famous musical bands are held annually. The bands may be local or even the school's own bands. All major branches put on an annual play every year, in Punjabi, Urdu or English. Plays like Andhera Ujala were screened on television channels whereas Khatra-e-Jaan which had a number of LGS participants also received favourable reviews across Lahore.3 The school's network has gone on educational trips to Lahore, all over Pakistan and to abroad countries including India,4 China, the United States of America, Uzbekistan, and Egypt.56
- Aaminah Haq, model and actress, known as a Lux model and for her role in the television drama Mehndi.
- Amina Shafaat, model
- Arfa Karim, the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) in the world.7
- Anusheh Asad, model and makeup artist.
- Ayesha Ali Khan, author8
- Faryal Ahsan, RJ at Planet FM 94 Islamabad.
- Fawad Afzal Khan, musician, actor and model, lead vocalist of the band Entity Paradigm and played lead role in Khuda Kay Liye and in lead role for the TV drama Humsafar.
- Kiran Khan, Olympian, represented Pakistan in swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
- Meesha Shafi, actress, singer, former lead vocalist of the band "Overload".
- Mehar Bano, actress, known for her role in the television drama Daag.
- Meher Bukhari, female journalist and a host, working at Dunya News.
- Mehreen Raheel, actress, played lead role in Virsa and Freedom Sound.
- Reesham Naqvi, TV host and RJ.
- Shahvaar Ali Khan, writer, singer-songwriter and composer.
- "LGS JT wins All Pakistan Debating Championship". Pakistan Today.
- Mahwish Sarwar (21 December 2003). "LGS Bonfire lights up evening". Daily Times.
- عبادالحق بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، لاہور (1 January 1970). "BBC Urdu: Khatra-e-Jaan". BBC.
- "Lahore Grammar School – Honour Awards". Lgs.edu.pk.
- "Newsletter – June 2010" (PDF).
- 10th International Children's Festival for Performing Arts 2009dead link
- "9-year-old earns accolade as Microsoft pro". News.cnet.com.
- "14-year-old girl’s book launched". Pakistan Today.