Beaconhouse aims to provide quality education of an international standard. We aim for excellence through quality management, quality training and quality teaching, bringing benefits to our students, the community and the wider world.
Beaconhouse values its heritage while it continues to reinvent its educational approach to meet the needs of the future. We believe that modern methods and attitudes can enable students to achieve their fullest potential.
With the world and the needs of the community changing at an ever-increasing rate, Beaconhouse endeavours to be open to change, to adapt, innovate and keep pace with the goals that society expects. At Beaconhouse, our aim and belief is that through effort and hard work, students will be able to step confidently into the highly competitive ‘real world’. We ensure that they are equipped with the ability to make mature and well-informed judgements based on a clear understanding of essential principles, concepts and moral values. This, we believe, is the best contribution we can make towards their development as productive members of society and, through them, to the country and the wider world.
Background and History
The Beaconhouse group has over 315,000 fulltime students in eight countries and is possibly the largest school network of its kind in the world. Established in November 1975 as the Les Anges Montessori Academy with 19 toddlers, Beaconhouse has since grown into an international network of private schools, imparting distinctive and meaningful learning to students all the way from birth – through its partnership in Pakistan with Gymboree Play & Music – to post-graduation, through Concordia Colleges and the Beaconhouse National University.
Of these students, over 111,200 study at the group’s flagship network, the Beaconhouse School System, while the remaining are largely enrolled at The Educators, a parallel school network operated by the group with over 200,000 students. Other students are in Beaconhouse schools overseas.
The Beaconhouse of today is thus much more than just a stand-alone school. Through distinct and independent divisions across multiple destinations including the UK, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Oman, the UAE, Pakistan and Belgium, it caters to the education and training needs of a large and diverse group of individuals of varying ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and nationalities, with its activities also extending beyond education in some countries.
Beaconhouse Core Values
Beaconhouse is an organisation with a clear identity that is defined by its vision. The core values of Beaconhouse support our mission, shape our culture and reflect what our organisation stands for. They are the essence of everything we believe in – they highlight the underlying competencies that make our network run efficiently. All across the Beaconhouse group, our day-to-day operations and interactions reflect these core values as our diverse teams continue to uphold them in their conduct.
Mrs Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri has played a pivotal role in women’s empowerment in the country. Sixty-two per cent of Beaconhouse employees are women, with a very high percentage in upper management. Mrs Kasuri is the Chairperson of Beaconhouse which she founded in 1975.
Mrs Kasuri has served on the Boards of many government and non-government organisations. Actively involved in a number of non-profit and charity organisations, she received the ‘Sitara-e-Eisaar’ from the Government of Pakistan in 2006 for her philanthropic and humanitarian contributions. She is currently also Chairperson of Pakistan’s first liberal arts university, the non-profit Beaconhouse National University.
In September 2012, Mrs Kasuri received the Woman Power 100 award in London. Pakistan Power 100 is an event that honours the achievements and contributions of influential men and women from within the international Pakistani community, and recognises the positive impact they have had on a local, national and international level.
Chief Executive's Message
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website. Beaconhouse traces its roots to the Les Anges Montessori Academy, founded in Lahore in November 1975 with a mere 19 children. Now, 45 years later, the Beaconhouse network educates around 315,000 students in eight countries across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.