Pakistani Christian Educational institute: Murree Christian School

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Pakistani Christian Educational institute: Murree Christian School

Murree Christian School is a small boarding school located at over 7000ft in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. Founded in 1956 to educate the children of missionaries who serve in Pakistan and neighboring countries Staff and students come to Pakistan from around the world – North America, UK and other European countries, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

The stone building of the school is a former church which served the Church of Scotland and was given to the Anglican Diocese of Lahore during the partition. Murree Christian School is better known as the international boarding school between the Indian subcontinent and from 1970 to 2001 the school boasted of a multinational community of over 150 students and expatriate staff from over 25 countries.

Following the terrorist attach on 9/11, Murree Christian School was attacked by armed gunmen forcing many expatriate teaching staff to leave. Since the mid-1960s, not all students have been from missionary families; some are children of expatriate workers of diplomatic missions, non-governmental organizations, or multinational corporations in Pakistan. Some students are from the small Pakistani Christian community.

The school also has boarding facility for all levels of classes like junior middle and senior. Donations are also accepted from alumni and other benefactors for the up keeping and maintenance of the facility.

Curriculum includes almost all subjects and Bible studies are an integral part of learning. Disabled students are also helped and provided special assistance and students are also prepared for the SAT examination.

The essential philosophy of Murree Christian School is to maintain a school in which a high quality of Christian education may be offered in a Christian atmosphere.