St Mary's Cambridge School
St Mary's Cambridge School is a high school situated on Murree Road
Murree Road
Murree Road , is a major road that runs from Rawalpindi to Murree in Pakistan. It has been a hot spot for various political and social events. Nala Lai, famous for its floods, is located along the road in Rawalpindi...

 in Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi , locally known as Pindi, is a city in the Pothohar region of Pakistan near Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. Rawalpindi is the fourth largest city in Pakistan after Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad...

, Pakistan
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Saint Mary's Cambridge High School is one of the oldest independent school
Independent school
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s of Rawalpindi. The first owner of the school was Mr. Faiq Ayubi. It is housed in an old building which was previously used as hospital, named Holy Family Hospital. The hospital moved to its present building in Satellite Town during the early 1960s and the building was handed over to the school. The school is owned and managed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi
Roman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Pakistan....

. It provides religious education in Islam
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 as per the curriculum decided by the local education board.


St. Mary's is located on Murree Road between Liaqat Bagh and Committee Chowk. It was once easily accessible from anywhere in the city and from Islamabad, but with increasing traffic in the city, pupils from areas further afield do not join the school anymore.


This school caters only to boy
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s. The classes are from Playgroup
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 to year 10 (known as Matric). After 8th grade, A and B section are for those students who opt for Biology as their major subject and C is for those who opt for Computer Science. But since 2010, classification of biology and computer was closed, there have been a Board Examination of 8th Grade. All students study science and computer science. There is one book of science, divided into three portions: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

The school has three main blocks, with a separate block for primary education
Primary education
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. It has a playfield used for football and cricket
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; and a basketball court
Basketball court
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, volleyball
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 court and outdoor badminton
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The names of the houses (with their colors and captains) are:
  • Thysen (yellow), Mr. Flavion Amir
  • Iqbal (green), Mr. Tanveer Chaudhry
  • Jinnah (blue), Mr. Abid Mehmood
  • Liaquat (red), Mr. Nawab Asif


On May 10, 2008, the school was the venue for a Run for Unity program. It involved students aged 11–15 in drawing, essay-writing, poetry, song, PowerPoint and video-making competitions. Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana
Adolfo Tito Yllana
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, the apostolic nuncio to Pakistan, and Bishop Anthony Lobo
Anthony Theodore Lobo
Anthony Theodore Lobo is a Pakistani Roman Catholic bishop. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan on July 4, 1937 to parents of Goan origin. He received his early education at Saint Patrick's High School and religious training at the Christ the King seminary in Karachi, and was ordained a priest in...


Notable alumni

  • Hazrat Sahibzada Sain Shaban Fareed Kalyami, Sajada Nasheen, Darbar-e-Aliya Kalyam Shareef
  • Rashid Minhas
    Rashid Minhas
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     Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider
    Nishan-e-Haider or Nishan-e-Hyder is the highest military decoration given by Pakistan . It was established in 1957 after Pakistan became a Republic, however, it was instituted retrospectively from Independence in 1947...

     Pakistan Air Force
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  • General Asif Nawaz Janjua, Chief of Army Staff Pakistan Army
  • Wing Commander Mansur Muzaffar, Senior Anaesthetist/Anaesthesiologist,TI(M), MBA (Health and Hospital Administration), UN Award Holder, Pakistan Air Force
  • Dr. Syed Ghalib Imam Zaidi,FCPS, Neurosurgeon, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Lt. Col. Syed Saeb Imam Zaidi, Telecom Engineer, Pakistan Army.
  • Syed Saqib Imam Zaidi, Vice President/Regional Manager Commercial, Faysal Bank Limited, Pakistan.
  • Syed Talib Imam Zaidi, Manager Corporate Finance, Samba Bank, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Fahad Asad PHD
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     in Strategic Leadership
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     USA, Owner of, and
  • Commander Haroon ur Rashid Kiani Pak Navy (matric class 1979) Member Pakistan(First Islamic country)
  • Maj Raja Abdul Rehman,class of 1991,Pak Army
  • Major Shabbir sharif Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider

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