10 Best Preschools in Lahore

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Preschools are gaining steady popularity in Pakistan since past decade. According to a survey by ACER, Preschool enrollment in Pakistan during 2018 rose substantially by 7.3% from 11.4 million in 2017 to 12.2 million in 2018. Overall, the preschool enrollment in Pakistan stands at 38% in 2019 with highest enrollment in Islamabad (62%) followed by Punjab (52%) and 50% in Azad Jammu Kashmir. There are more than 30 institutions currently offering preschool services in Lahore. We have created our own list of 10 best Preschools in Lahore based on the education philosophy, teachers’ credentials, campus facilities and social experiences. Combined with the details regarding admission requirements, locality and fee structure, the purpose is to ease the search process of new parents.

1. The Early Years – Beacon house School System

The Early Years (TEY) is a specialized Child development center initiated by Beacon house School System, one of the oldest and largest educational networks in Pakistan. The philosophy of TEY is based on freedom of children to think, create and discover. The preschool offers a variety of activities including Arts, Block play, free play, ICT, Little Chef, Excursions and Events, Music, Nature Walk, Sand and Water, Story Time, Theme Play and Yoga. TEY schools also requires active participation by parents in different activities. It is one of the most important factors in considering admissions in the preschool while rest of requirements pertaining to children are quite lenient as philosophy of BSS is known to be least biased compared to other high-end preschools in Pakistan. TEY offers 3 options regarding school timings with Morning (8 am to 2 pm), Afternoon (12 pm to 6 pm) and Full Day (8 am to 6 pm). The options are available to children of different ages based on their preferences as follows: 3 – 12 months: Infants (Full Day/ Morning/ Afternoon), 12 months – 2 years 4 months: Creche (Full Day/ Morning/ Afternoon), 2 years 4 months – up to 3 years: Bridge Classroom (Full Day/ Morning) and 3 years – 3 years and 8 months Bridge (Afternoon).

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents, Casual Assessment of Child | Membership Fee: Rs. 18,000 (To be renewed each year) | Security Deposit: Rs. 9000 | Monthly Fee: Rs. 17,000

2. Nordic International School

Nordic International School (NIS) is owned and operated by Swedish school developer and operator NordicEd. NordicEd operates over 12 schools in Sweden and has collaborated with local partners in Pakistan for joint venture. The Preschool program of NIS offers classes for children of age 2-5 years with three stages of Early years; Play group (2-3 years), Nursery (3-4 years) and Kindergarten (4-5 years). NIS follows International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) with a philosophy of personal, social and emotional growth of children. The school offers a variety of activities including Language Development, Free play, Circle time, Physical activities, Creative Arts, Role Play, Sorting, Sand and Water play. With small class sizes, NIS has a reputation for providing personalized attention for every child. Each class has a Teacher, a Teaching Assistant and Classroom Support Assistant. NIS also brings together teachers from around the globe with international education experience. The school timing for Playgroup is 9 am to 12 pm while for Nursery and KG is 8 am to 12 pm.

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child | Security Deposit: Rs. 37,500 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 37,500 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 27,656


3. Lahore Pre-School

Lahore Pre-School is one of the well-reputed schools that has quickly moved to the list of top preschools and primary schools in Lahore. LPS offers an activity-based learning curriculum with dynamic and non-competitive environment. LPS offers variety of activities including swimming, baby yoga, aerobics, field trips, music, ICT, Interactive smart board activities, activity rooms, custom designed fully equipped kitchens, outdoor gyms and Montessori lessons. LPS has 6 levels of preschool from playgroup to preparatory level depending on age of child. The sessions include Playgroup (2 – 2.5 years), Reception I (2.5 – 3 years), Reception II (3 – 3.5 years), Montessori I (3.5 – 4 years) and Montessori II (4 – 4.5 years) and Preparatory (4.5 – 5.5 years). Admission criteria in LPS is a bit strict than other schools as Child is assessed based on interview and formal assessment as well as parents’ interview. The parents also have to submit a complete Tax declaration form with admission form.

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents, Formal Assessment and Interview of Child | Registration Fee: Rs. 10,000 | Security Deposit: Rs. 60,000 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 75,000 | Monthly Fee: Rs. 39,000.

4. Kids Kampus

Kids Kampus has been offering Preschool services in Lahore since 1974 and is affiliated with NAEYC (US National Association for early childhood education). The school has an internally built curriculum and education system that combines national and international teaching methods. The curriculum includes Arts and Crafts, ICT, Swimming, Music, Smart boards, Physical activity, Play time, Dramatic plays, Language development, Social skills and Sensory exploration. The campus offers 4 levels of preschool education: Toddlers (2 – 3 years), Playgroup (3 – 3.5 years), Nursery (3.5 – 4 years) and Pre-Kindergarten (4 – 4.5 years). Kids Kampus is also a pioneer in preparatory classes for schools like Aitchison or Convent of Jesus and Mary. Children getting promoted from play group can opt for these preparatory classes.
Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child (Currently online enrollment is being offered with online interviews) | Registration Fee: Rs. 10,000 (non-refundable) | Security Deposit: Rs. 30,000 |

Admissions Fee: Rs. 50,000 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 8,800 (Rs. 106,000 yearly to be paid in 4 installments throughout the year)

5. School for Contemporary and Islamic Learning

Different from an Islamic school, SCIL is a contemporary preschool that offers dynamic and upgraded curriculum for young kids. With around 6 campuses around the city, SCIL has established a great repute among its competitors in education arena. SCIL’s education system is based on nurturing children morally, intellectually, socially and aesthetically. The schooling system for preschool is based on international practices with continuous improvements in learning activities based on children’s interests, motivation and curiosity. Floppy phonics, arts and crafts, basic mathematics, audio and visual classes, ICT, story and drama classes, sensory activities, problem solving and physical exercises are some of the core activities at SCIL. Arabic as a language is not offered until Grade I and similarly, Quranic references and Hadeeths are part of curriculum in older grades. For preschool, SCIL offers two groups: Pre-Nurserey (2.6 – 3.5 years) and Nursery (3.6 – 4.5 years).

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child | Registration Fee: Rs. 3,000 (non-refundable) | Security Deposit: Rs. 10,000 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 20,000 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 11,000

6. The Learning Yard

The Learning Yard (TLY) is a relatively new name in preschools of Lahore, however, the strength of the school lies with its team of highly competent board members, teachers and advisors. With teachers and directors who have acquired years of education and experience from global universities and institutes, TLY offers project-based curriculum following Learning Theory and Child Development. TLY offers various facilities including interactive and hand-on experience with most subjects, ICT, mathematics, science and social skills, crafts and arts, outdoor play, language and reading, and motor skills class. TLY offers preschool services to three main groups: Playgroup (2 – 3 years), Nursery (3 – 4 years) and KG (4 – 5 years).

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child | Registration Fee: Rs. 3,000 (non-refundable) | Security Deposit: Rs. 10,000 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 20,000 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 11,000

7.Olive Tree Montessori and Pre-School

Olive Tree Montessori and Pre-School (OTM) is a London based preschool that has branches in various parts of the world. OTM imparts education on basis of Key Experience Indicators which revolve around language, communication, social and emotional development, physical development, health & well-being, arts and science and technology. OTM offers various activities and facilities at its Lahore campuses including Interactive Smart boards, computer rooms, Indoor soft play area, outdoor play area, custom designed fully equipped kitchens, Yoga/Aerobics studio, Outdoor jungle gyms, Zoo module, music rooms and motor development skill classes. Moreover, language learning includes classes for Arabic, Chinese, and French. The education philosophy of OTM revolves around 3 C’s: Child, Content and Context. OTM preschool offers classes to two groups: Playgroup (2 – 3.8 years) and Reception (3.5 – 5 years).

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child | Registration Fee: Rs. 5000 | Security Deposit: Rs. 5000 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 5000 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 9500

8. LGS Pre-school

LGS is a well reputed institute in Lahore with its international affiliations and at par education standard. LGS has more than 6 campuses around the city with all campuses offering preschool services. Built on LGS’s repute, LGS preschool offers various facilities for kids including Indoor and Outdoor play areas, Audio visual rooms, ICT classes, Zoo, Activity center, Role play corners, reading rooms, swimming pool, and aerobics room. LGS Preschool follows international standards of education with amalgamation of Cambridge primary with Reggio Emilia. LGS offers three groups for preschool: Playgroup (2.5 – 3.5 years), Nursery (3 – 4 years) and Reception (4 – 5 years).

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child | Registration Fee: Rs. 5000 (non-refundable) | Security Deposit: Rs. 30,000 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 40,000 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 20,000 to 31,000 (Depending on branch)

9. LACAS Early Years Programme (REACH)

The LACAS Early Years Programme, named as REACH is an amalgamation of EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), Cambridge Primary and Reggio Emilia. The curriculum is designed on inquiry-based approach to explore intellectual levels of children. The thematic classrooms are designed to offer rich spaces, materials and activities. Another interesting approach to learning in LACAS preschool is ETW (Explore the World). Under this approach various features are introduced to preschools including interactive activities, quizzes, reality shows, create own imaginary country, wax museums, lap books and 3 D models. REACH program of LACAS offers services to three main groups: Playgroup (2.6 – 3.6 years), Pre-Reception (3.7 – 4.6 years) and Reception (4.7 – 5.6 years).

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents. Informal Assessment of kids based on vocabulary skills, motor skills and IQ level, Oral/ Visual responses/ Awareness. For pre-reception/reception, basic understanding of English and Urdu, Vocabulary | Security Deposit: Rs. 15,000 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 15,000 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 19,750

10. National Grammar School (NGS) Preschool

NGS preschool follows Neo Montessori System for preschool education which revolves around thematic learning environment. The main philosophy of NGS preschool revolves around 5 H’s: Health, Happiness, Honesty, Hard work and Harmony. The school facility offers several activities and aspects including number work and literacy, daily circle time for singing and storytelling, exercises, sensory motor education aids, pre-reading activities, botany, science, ICT, music, creative movement, baking, role play, language development and arts and crafts. NGS playgroup offers curriculum for three main groups: Playgroup (2 – 3 years), Reception (3 – 4 years) and Preparatory (4 – 5 years). It is one of the few preschools that offer campus facilities based on international standards in all of its 6 branches with thematic classrooms on Interactive Smart floors of school.

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child | Registration Fee: Rs. 10,000 (non-refundable) | Security Deposit: Rs. 20,000 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 30,000 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 22,000

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4 thoughts on “10 Best Preschools in Lahore

  • January 28, 2021 at 8:23 am
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    I have had a great experience at the Nordic International School Lahore. Their preschool program is very holistic and personalized. I have seen the personality of my children grow at the school in a few months and highly recommend the school.

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    • February 1, 2021 at 9:29 am
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      Thank your for your feedback Fatima! It will surely help other parents in their search for good schools.

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  • February 15, 2021 at 3:15 pm
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    Can you please confirm if the Fees you have mentioned for “The Learning Yard” is indeed Rs 11,00 and not Rs 11,000?

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    • February 17, 2021 at 10:06 pm
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      Dear Fizah, it is Rs. 11,000. Thank you for pointing it out.

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