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Pakistani Christian Educational institute: Convent of Jesus and Mary


Pakistani Christian Educational institute: Convent of Jesus and Mary

The Convent of Jesus and Mary is a high school in Lahore. It was founded by Religious of Jesus and Mary, which is a congregation under Claudine Thevenet in 1876. The school received official recognition in 1881.

The first school was opened in Agra, India in 1842. The congregation of The Sisters of Jesus and Mary from France started the Pakistan chapter in 1955, 8 years after partition. The first school was opened in Sialkot and convents in Lahore and Murree came within Pakistan at the time of independence.

Main branches are located in Sialkot, Murree, Lahore, Mianwali, Karachi, Islamabad, and Toba Tek Singh. Under the same congregation other foundations like Dalhousie were made but they were closed later on.

The system of the school is divided into four sections namely, nursery, kindergarten, junior and senior and both matriculation and GCE ordinary Level exams are conducted. Since 125 years sisters have come and gone and the institute still remains top notch.

The Fatima Urdu Medium School was opened under the same management for people who could not afford education at all. Starting off as a small setup, it is now a complete school with matriculation curriculum being followed.

Presentation branches of the Convent of Jesus and Mary are widespread all over Pakistan. Since its inception, the institute is committed to imparting strong value education to all levels and classes of people in Pakistan.

Prominent alumni include Benazir Bhutto, Asma Jahangir, Hina Jillani and many more.