The Convent of Jesus and Mary
is an all girls school located in Karachi, Pakistan
. It has been accepting boys from Preschool till Class 5, but is an all-girls institution from Class 6 onwards. It is owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi
. It was built during the 1950s. Admissions for the school are held around March.
The school is divided into three sections:
- Preschool section -- Class Prep 1 to Prep 2 (Age 4-6)
- Junior section -- Class 1 to Class 5 (Age 6-11)
- Senior section -- Class 6 to Class 11 (Age 11-16)
The school goes by the Cambridge System and is known as one of the most prestigious schools in Karachi. Many parents also prefer sending their children here because of the lack of good all-girls educational institutions in the city. Many of the students of the school come from elite families and backgrounds. Though it is a Catholic school, majority of the student body is made up of Muslims. There are also Parsis and Hindus.
In addition to schooling the local Christian community, the Convent of Jesus & Mary, Karachi (along with its affiliate schools in Lahore and Murree) has long been Pakistan's most elite all-girls' educational institution. CJM has traditionally been run by Irish nuns, and now in recent decades, local nuns as well. It has schooled a countless number of influential women, including Pakistan's first female Prime Minister, other leaders, social workers, activists, professionals, entrepreneurs, writers, entertainers,... Read More