Aitchison College (Senior School)


Location: Pakistan
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Boys
Age range: 14 - 18 years

About Aitchison College (Senior School)

Aitchison College is a boys secondary with boarding facilities established in 1886 by British colonialists as an elite institution to teach the children of local Punjab rulers. There are approximately 1100 students in the senior school, 750 in the preparatory school, and 1000 in the junior school. The Aitchison College motto translates from Latin as ‘Perseverance Commands Success’. The school is based in Lahore in north-eastern Pakistan, which has a population of 18.5 million. The school itself is on grounds opposite the Punjab Governor’s House, and nearby to Lahore Zoo. Classes are taught in English, with additional focus on Urdu. The Curriculum places strong emphasis ‘Essential Core Skills’ of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Digital Literacy.

Aitchison College has extensive grounds which contain buildings of great historical significance to Pakistan. Academic facilities include science laboratories, libraries, and college amphitheatre. The school also has ample sporting provision, such as an equestrian centre, playing fields, squash complex, and hardcourt surfaces. In 2017 the college opened its first Cricket and Swimming academies for elite training. The College also has a general store, barber, tailor and four canteens, and greenery supported by its own plant nursery.


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Values and vision

Aitchison College defines its core purpose as ensuring that its students acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes to become leaders. It is the school’s aim that three essential values are instilled in every boy; Determination, Knowledge, and Adaptability. 

Students can complete their studies at Aitchison with the confidence to face the challenges of the modern world. Both highly competitive workplaces and some of the most prestigious universities in the world have been graced by past alumni of the school.

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Address: Senior School, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore 54000, Pakistan