The Beaconhouse Group' is involved in a range of education, infrastructure, and technology products. The following companies are part of the Group:
Beaconhouse School System
The Beaconhouse School System is the flagship educational institution of the Beaconhouse Group. It began as a small nursery in a private house in Lahore in 1975 and it is now the largest school system of its type in the world. Beaconhouse schools are present in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, the UAE, and the United Kingdom. The Beaconhouse School System now has over 247,000 students worldwide.
The Educators was launched in 2002 and has since grown into a vast network of pre-schools, primary and secondary schools across Pakistan. Today, The Educators extends its unique learning experience to over 150,000+ students in 600+ branches located in 200+ cities/towns of Pakistan, making it the largest network in the country.
The Discovery Centre
The Discovery Centre was established in Karachi in January 2002. The Centre’s philosophy is to engage students in their project-based learning through integrated technologies such as digital filmmaking, computers, and the Internet. Initially offering only short courses and workshops, the Discovery Centre launched its SmartSchool three years later, catering to children from Class 1 to Class 8 in a full-time school environment. The Discovery Centre’s air-conditioned classrooms are equipped with computers, scanners and uninterrupted internet connectivity for a complete learning experience.
Beaconhouse National University
The Beaconhouse National University is a liberal arts university that opened in Lahore in 2003. This is a unique institution in Pakistan that aims to provide a thorough and rounded humanities, science and social science education at both graduate and post-graduate level.
The University is composed of the schools of Architecture and Design, Computer and Information Technology, Education, Liberal Arts, Media and Mass Communication, Social Sciences, and Visual Arts. Students can currently earn Bachelors and Masters degrees.
The establishment of TNS in Lahore in September 2007 was to a great extent influenced by the first-ever international conference on education in Pakistan, ‘Towards 2035: The School of Tomorrow’ hosted by the Beaconhouse Group in 2005. The conference addressed the changing role of education and the nature of schools over the next 30 years and beyond.
TNS was the first school in Pakistan to embrace the Reggio Emilia Approach based on the concept of ‘learning by doing,’ and is now the first school in Lahore to be accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Project-based learning is the hallmark of the progressive educational experience at TNS, underpinning a unique and distinctive academic choice ranging from the Reggio Emilia Approach, through to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Cambridge (UK) IGCSE. In due course, it also expects to offer the IB Diploma.
The overwhelming response to the original TNS branch has led to the establishment of a second cutting-edge campus in Lahore. All year levels from Nursery upwards will be available at this campus (TNS Defence), while the original TNS Gulberg will function in parallel as an Early Years and Lower Primary Campus (Nursery to Year 3).
Gymboree Play & Music
Beaconhouse is the only authorised franchise of Gymboree programmes in Pakistan and launched its first centre in Lahore in February 2011. Gymboree is the world leader in early childhood development and has a presence in 37 countries. Its programmes are also recognised for their unique approach to parent involvement which encourages participation in and understanding of each child's development.
A second centre opened in Defence in Lahore in January 2012 and further centres are expected to be launched across Pakistan.
Premier Trading Services (Pvt) Ltd
Premier Trading Services was established in 1995 and is the commercial wing of the group. The company is currently involved in a number of activities including the printing and supply of books, stationery and uniforms, and the management of school canteen services across Beaconhouse as well as the staff cafeteria at the Beaconhouse Head Office. It has recently launched a plant providing pure, safe and healthy drinking water at an affordable price.
Premier Trading Services has also entered into a joint venture partnership with DLC Worldwide, a UK-based education and training service provider. Premier DLC has instituted a unique, pioneering course in its ACCA+ certification which provides two highly sought-after and internationally accredited UK qualifications in one 2.5-year programme. ACCA+ graduates receive the prestigious IoSCM (Institute of Supply Chain Management) qualification along with the standard ACCA UK.
For those already in employment, Premier DLC also provides short courses which admit them to prestigious professional bodies as well as enhance their knowledge of the field. The executive education courses are designed to offer busy professionals the chance to gain condensed knowledge in specific fields and improve their routine and strategic decision-making.
Beaconhouse Estate was established in 2002 with the aim of providing affordable housing for the employees of the Beaconhouse Group and today majority of the owners of plots of land are existing staff or ex-employees. The Estate is spread over 137.5 acres in a rapidly expanding suburb of Lahore and offers all essential facilities and public amenities.
Concordia Colleges under the umbrella of the Beaconhouse Group aspire to offer world class education in an innovative and technology-enabled environment at an economical cost. Beaconhouse is the largest and most successful school system in Pakistan. Our vision is to establish a House of Wisdom at the national level with a distinctive approach to cater for the current and future educational needs of the country. It will free our students from rote- learning and tuition needs. We are focused on developing intellectually creative and confident students who will be capable of meeting any challenge in their lives. Our teaching methodology will make us unique. We will accomplish our mission by fulfilling the social responsibility of bringing a positive change to the society in terms of quality education and intellectual development.
The Concordia Faculty and staff will infuse life in our vision by creating and supporting a college environment and culture where all are affectionately welcomed, accepted and valued for their individual dignity and importance. Our goal is to be a role model institution in many ways. We are the first in Pakistan to provide each student with modern technological tools like a Tablet along with educational videos covering full courses, thus allowing a student to go through the lecture as many times as a student likes. The recorded videos of subject experts and trained subject instructors would ensure that the standard of instruction and learning are the same at every Concordia College. Our interactive learning approach will allow our students to acquire and master problem-solving techniques. Our Learning Management System (LMS) will also be an additional source for meeting student needs. Moderated online discussion forums would be a supporting resource available to students during and after the college hours. The LMS will provide dashboard information to parents to monitor, gauge and evaluate the student's performance on daily basis. This proactive evaluation approach would provide an up-to-date progress and status of participation report of the student in the college. Last but not the least Concordia College will provide incentive-oriented career development guidelines.