Yes. UCS is a project of Beaconhouse.
Beaconhouse has a standardised curriculum, which is designed at the Head Office; Whereas, UCS has a textbook-based curriculum.
As far as the mission and vision are concerned, UCS has the same mission and vision as Beaconhouse, and that is to provide quality education at international standards. Due to COVID-19, a paradigm shift has taken place in teaching and learning, and blended learning has become a necessity. UCS addresses this need in the form of INFINITY, our communication and information technology tool, powered by Singapore-based Knowledge Platform, providing online lessons and assessments to your child, enabling parents and teachers to gauge the learning process of each child. This allows UCS to be accessible for our larger parent body; hence, increasing the spectrum of excellence in education.
There is a difference in the fee structure. Furthermore, all the current branches of UCS are owned/operated by the company.
No, it is not a franchise.
All the Campuses are from Pre-Nursery to Class V for the current Academic Year 2020-2021.
By the next Academic Year, all Campuses will have Middle School. Later, UCS will have both Matric and O Level streams.
UCS offers both Matric and O’ Levels.
The students completing O Levels will be given priority in admission for A Levels at Beaconhouse Schools.
This year we are opening five Campuses, four in Lahore and one in Faisalabad. However, the number will increase in the upcoming years. By next year UCS Campuses will be opened in most cities of Pakistan.
The locations of the five Campuses are:
Faisalabad Campus: 204/B, Eden Garden Road, Kashmir Underpass, Canal Road, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Ph: 041-8522991-92
UCS has Cambridge, Oxford and Singaporean based curriculum.
Yes, all Campuses follow the same curriculum.
Yes, you can.
Yes, you may order/buy books online. The procedure is:
You are requested to visit your nearby Campus to get your child registered, followed by an interview and admission test. Once your child is interviewed and clears the test, the challan form is issued. When the admission fee is deposited in the bank, your child’s seat is confirmed. Please note that the registration fee is not refundable and does not confirm the admission.
Yes, we have the policy in place. Parents wanting to pay fees for the entire Academic Year will be given a discount of 6%; whereas, parents who are interested in paying the fee for half of the Academic Year, will be given a discount of 3%.
There is a 100% security fee waiver for the Academic Year 2020- 2021. However, from the next Academic Year onwards, there will be a 100% security fee discount for the second sibling and a 50% security fee discount for the third sibling.
Yes, it is.
There is no policy on segregating boys and girls at UCS. However, this policy can be reviewed as deemed appropriate.
At United Charter Schools, we have air-conditioned classrooms. Our schools are well equipped with the latest educational technology tools necessary for blended learning. Technology is embedded in the teaching and learning of all the subjects. Each Campus has a well-resourced library and playground.
Co and Extra-curricular activities provide students opportunities to polish their social, intellectual, communication, and interpersonal skills. Students at UCS are given exposure, not only to a range of academic and co-curricular activities but also, physical and extra-curricular activities such as Sports Day, Dignity Day, declamation contests, reading activities, spellathons, and Annual Plays, etc.
Just like Beaconhouse, UCS believes in the Continuous Professional Development of its teachers. The Training Department at the Head Office provides ongoing training to all their staff so they excel in their profession.
UCS books are available online at My Bagpack and the following booksellers:
|Johar Town Campus||BookBerry||Lahore||8-G PIA Society Lahore||042-35134028, 0300-8883328|
|Gulberg Campus||Jahangir Sons||Lahore||48-C-2 Ghalib Road, Link M.M Alam Road, Gulberg-III, Lahore.||35771000-101|
|Paragon Campus||Jahangir Sons||Lahore||55-Commercial Area Imperial Garden Paragon City Barki Road, Lahore||Tel: 37184355|
|Faisalabad Campus||Trends||Faisalabad||54-B, Gate # 4, Kohinoor City, Faisalabad||Tel: 041-8554888, 0300-9656968|
UCS uniforms are available at the same booksellers from where you can buy books.
At United Charter Schools, we care immensely about the wellbeing of our students and staff members. We follow all COVID -19 SOPs incorporating international best practices and the Government of Pakistan’s requirements.
There is no Mid-Year or End of Year Examination from Pre-Nursery to Class 2. The result is based on continuous/formative classroom assessments. However, from Class 3 onwards, Mid-Year and End of Year Examinations are conducted. The result in these classes is based on continuous/formative classroom assessment as well as Mid-Year and End of Year Examination.
The technologically enhanced infrastructure at UCS, including INFINITY and technology savvy teachers as a result of rigorous teacher training has made it possible for UCS to easily adapt to online teaching if need be. Also, our Parents’portal would help bridge the gap between our schools and the parent body.
The school timings are different for Early Years and Primary Classes. However, the
school timings of both Early Years and Primary Classes remain the same throughout
Summers and Winters i.e.
Summer and Winter Timings-Early Years and Primary Classes
Monday to Thursday
Pre-Nursery will follow reduced timings at the beginning but eventually, the timings will be 8:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Nursery and KG: 8:00 to 1:00 pm
Classes I to V: 8:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Pre-Nursery: 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Nursery and KG– 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Classes I to V: 8:00 – 12:30 p.m.
No, it is the parents’ responsibility to pick and drop their child/ren.