10 Best Preschools in Islamabad

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan with highest literacy rate of 88%. The preschool culture in Islamabad city has flourished most rapidly compared to other cities with highest growth in pre-school enrollment. Although Punjab still dominates in terms of Early Years Education (EYE) enrollment, Islamabad is catching up soon with a long list of high-quality education institutes providing EYE.

We have created a list of top ten pre-schools in Islamabad in terms of quality of education, facilities and teaching personnel.

Super Nova School

Super Nova is one of the best preschools in Islamabad providing education to inculcate best religious, cultural, moral and ethical values in children. The philosophy of SNS revolves around building characters of children along with international standards of unique curriculum design.

SNS offers various facilities for preschool including Interactive White Boards, Outdoor and Indoor Play area, ICT, Science Lab, Cooking classes, Arts and Crafts, Drama classes, Activity rooms, sports, and many more activities.

SNS offers preschool education to kids in four groups: Playgroup (2+ years), Nursery (3+ years), KG (4+ years) and Prep (5+ years).

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child, For Prep English, Mathematics and Urdu test is required | Security Deposit: Rs. 21,000 | Registration Fee:  Rs. 5,500 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 49,500 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 12,100

Tree House School

Tree House School is based on the philosophy that every child can be a successful learner. With international standard of education and tested learning techniques, THS uses a continuous ‘review and improve’ approach for preschoolers. Another aspect reinforced by the school is inculcating sense of responsibility among students to ensure a wholesome approach towards education.

THS offers various activities for preschoolers including state-of-the-art facility with secure environment, Interactive Promethean Boards, fully equipped IT lab, center for motor skill development, center for reading excellence and role playing, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lab, French or Mandarin language classes, physical activity room, music room, indoor and outdoor play area.

The preschool program comprises of four age groups: Koalas (18 months – 2+ years), Pandas (3+ years), Dolphins (4+ years) and Kangaroos (5+ years).

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child, For Prep English, Mathematics and Urdu test is required | Security Deposit: Rs. 21,000 | Registration Fee:  Rs. 5,500 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 49,500 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 12,100

The Millennium Early Years

Established in 1988 in Rawalpindi, The Millennium Early Years (TMEY) is a part of Roots Millennium Schools and is among the best schools in Pakistan with great efforts of its founder Riffat Mushtaq (Aizaz-e-Fazeelat) and her son Faisal Mushtaq (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz). TMEY has a unique curriculum that is based on IB system and is constantly evolved based on robust and dynamic innovative education methods. TMEY currently has 9 campuses in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The campuses of TMEY provide state-of-the-art largest number of facilities including Study Skills Exploration rooms, Music & Movement Room, Art, Craft & Activity Studio Room, Nap & Restroom, Indoor hot & cold children Swimming Pool, Play area & In-house Activity Gym, Purpose-built campus auditorium, Dramatics & Performing Arts room, Budding Scientist room, Early years multi gym activity center, Reggio Emilia early learning center, Early Years exercise of practical life room, Early Years scientific apparatus room, Health & Nutrition room, Hot & Healthy meal cafeteria, Library & learning resource center, Listening & language development room, Indoor gaming room, ICT & E-learning room, Nursing & Medical room, Reading & Storytelling room, Trampoline and gymnastics facilities, Changing room with individual cubbies for storing children’s belongings, Purpose-built football pitch, Table Tennis, Badminton, Olympic standard lawn tennis court, Football, Cricket, Wi-Fi & multimedia classrooms, Full equipped ICT labs, Learning resource center & Peer and parental council facilities.

TMEY provides preschool education to four age groups: Reception (2+ years), Playgroup (3+ years), junior year (4+ years) and advanced year (5+ years).

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child, For Prep English, Mathematics and Urdu test is required | Security Deposit: Rs. 21,000 | Registration Fee:  Rs. 5,500 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 49,500 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 12,100

TLC Daycare Preschool Elementary

TLC Daycare Preschool is a relatively small yet well reputed preschool that has high enrollment of foreign students as well. TLC provides preschool education based on the philosophy of raising children with highest level of moral, ethical, and competitive education. The school follows activity-based curriculum on IB format and has a 1:5 teacher-student ratio for individual attention to each student.

TLC offers premium classroom and extracurricular facilities with indoor and outdoor play, lunch area, ICT, science lab, sports, drama and movement room, reading area, sensory exploration area, motor development room, Yoga and aerobics room, arts and crafts room, story area, sand and water play and many more activities.

TLC offers various services from daycare to after school services for different age groups. The pre-school to KG classes is allocated for children from age 1 to 5. Day care services are for babies under 1 year of age while after-school care facility is for all ages for pre-primary and primary levels.

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child, For Prep English, Mathematics and Urdu test is required | Security Deposit: Rs. 23,000 | Registration Fee:  Rs. 80,000 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 40,000 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 23,000 | Annual Charges for Academic Equipment: Rs. 29,500 Monthly Meal Charges: Rs. 4,400

TinyTots Daycare and Preschool

Tinytots Daycare and Preschool is an excellent preschool in Islamabad with international level activity-based curriculum. The preschool is part of Sehberg School System which is another established school in Islamabad.

Tinytots Daycare and Preschool offers variety of facilities and learning areas in its preschool including fine motor skills room, treasure hunt room, sand and water activity room, mathematics room, arts and crafts room, jungle gym, indoor and outdoor play area, science lab, drama room, cooking class and many more activities.

The preschool admissions begin with age group of 2 to 5 years with Nursery I, Nursery II and Prep groups.

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child, For Prep English, Mathematics and Urdu test is required | Security Deposit: Rs. 10,000 | Registration Fee:  Rs. 5,000 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 10,500 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 10,000

Learn-A-Licious Daycare and Preschool

Learn-A-Licious preschool is another dynamic learning center in Islamabad that offer preschool services according to learning center approach. The preschool offers activity-based learning approach with children from 6 months onwards up till 5 years of age.

The campus of Learn-A-Licious offers variety of facilities including Arts and Crafts, Sports ground, Indoor and Outdoor play area, kitchen activities, Yoga and aerobics room, Taekwondo, Reading Club, Grooming class, board games room, ICT, drama and music room, swimming and outdoor excursions. The school also offers Quran and Nazra classes which is optional. The preschool also has a Daycare facility as well as after school care center.  

The preschool classes are divided in three groups: Play group (2+ years), Pre-Nursery (3+ years), and Nursery (4+ years).

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child | Security Deposit: Rs. 10,000 (100% discount in 2020) | Registration Fee:  Rs. 5,500 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 10,000 (non-refundable) (100% discount in 2020) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 7000-8000

Sarah’s Wisdom Garden

Sarah’s Wisdom Garden is a relatively new preschool which has evolved from a small setup to a multi-dimensional educational institute. SWG offers education based on philosophy of ‘play, learn and grow’ with focus on activity-based learning. The school offers various facilities including science lab, cooking class, arts and crafts, nature class with various plantation drives, yoga classes, mathematics class, board game class, sports including volley ball, table tennis, badminton and basketball, Lego play room, story telling and reading room, drama club, and arts and crafts.

SWG preschool offers education to three main groups including Playgroup (2+ years), Pre-Nursery (3+ years) and Nursery (4+ years).

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child, For Prep English, Mathematics and Urdu test is required | Security Deposit: Rs. 21,000 | Registration Fee:  Rs. 5,500 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 49,500 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 12,100

Khaldunia High School

Khaldunia’s High School is a renowned school in Islamabad that offers education starting from preschool to high school. The school is founded with an inspiration from educationists of Pakistan and aims to inculcate thinking, questioning and independent inquiry as hallmark of its students’ personality. The preschool known as Khaldunia’s Elementary School Programme aims at developing skills of observance, extensive vocabularies, problem solving, independence and active participation in arts, science, music, and other creative activities.

The school offers various facilities to preschool students including science and physics club, IT club, sports club, cognitive development classes, arts and crafts, Music and drama club, science class, and outdoor play area for various sports and physical activities.

 Khaldunia preschool offers education in three main groups: Reception (2-3 years), Pre-Nursery (3-4 years) and Nursery (4-5 years).

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child, For Prep English, Mathematics and Urdu test is required | Security Deposit: Rs. 21,000 | Registration Fee:  Rs. 5,500 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 49,500 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 12,100

Head Start School

Established since 1991, Head Start School (HSS) has around 10 branches in Islamabad and is one of the best schools in Pakistan. HSS is known for its highly qualified teachers, international level facilities, and STEM focused education system. Even at preschool level, the school offers robotics classes, inculcating STEM at basic level.

The facilities offered by HSS for preschool includes science stations, kitchen stations, dress up corners, interactive play with 3D material, Yoga, Taekwondo, weekly theme-based curriculum including puppet shows, dental week, road safety week, brain awareness week etc., and ICT.

HSS provides preschool education to children in four groups: Playgroup (2+ years), Montessori I (3+ years), Montessori II (4+ years) and Preparatory (5+ years).

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child, For Prep English, Mathematics and Urdu test is required | Security Deposit: Rs. 21,000 | Registration Fee:  Rs. 5,500 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 49,500 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 12,100

Reach Montessori International

Reach Montessori International (RMI) is an exclusive Montessori in Islamabad that provides international level of Montessori education to children based on Montessori Method as well as Montessori workshops for teachers as well. The preschool follows a learning approach to develop, social, cognitive, academic and behavioral skills of children.

RMI offers Montessori curriculum that focuses on learning through practical experience. The campus facilities include sensory classes for shapes and texture recognition, mathematics class, language class, 5 levels of cultural class including botany, zoology, history, geography and science, story telling and reading class, music and drama class, indoor and outdoor play area and sports area.

RMI provides preschool services to three main groups: Playgroup (2+ years), Pre-Nursery (3+ years) and Nursery (4+ years).

Admission Details:

Admission Requirement: Interview with Parents and Child, For Prep English, Mathematics and Urdu test is required | Security Deposit: Rs. 21,000 | Registration Fee:  Rs. 5,500 | Admissions Fee: Rs. 49,500 (non-refundable) | Monthly Fee: Rs. 12,100

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Deeba Fahad

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