Academic achievement is one of our strengths and enables our students to gain admission in the best colleges and universities. However, we realize that academic excellence is not the sole determinant of success. In the information age, the pool of knowledge is vast and the demand for the relevant skills and expertise changes rapidly. Therefore, we strive to inculcate both the desire to learn and the ability to employ knowledge purposefully.

We seek to provide our students with “a quality, life enhancing educational experience in a positive learning environment”; a space in which each individual can fulfill their potential rather than being cast in a mould, by developing confidence and self-belief, which enables life long learning as well as initiative and innovative thinking.

We believe that our success is based on the commitment of the people who make up our school community. This commitment comes from an ethos of care and growth that is a defining characteristic of Bay View Academy. When students feel a genuine sense of care from their teacher, they want to work for them. Equally when teachers feel that the administration is committed to their well-being, growth and development, they make the extra effort that their profession demands.

We are committed to constantly improving ourselves through evaluation and training. Our teachers, administrators and directors avail development opportunities both locally and internationally. Our curriculum, resources and campuses are constantly reviewed and upgraded because we know that to remain stagnant is to fall behind. It is not the exceptional grades on O-Level transcripts that are a testament to our success, but the confident and empathetic character of our alumni.

Safia Shaikh & Shahpur Jamall – Founding Directors

Board of Directors

Ms. Safia Shaikh is the co-founder, Administrative Director and Principal of Bay View Academy, a leading private school located in Karachi, Pakistan since 1990. She has been in teaching and education management for over 35 years. She cofounded the Southshore School for A-level Studies and serves on its Board of Governors. Ms. Shaikh completed her Primary Montessori International Diploma from the Pakistan Montessori Training Center and received further training and certification from the High Scope Educational Research Foundation in the United States. Prior to Bay View Academy, Ms. Shaikh was the Director of Shaikh’s Montessori, the leading early childhood education centre of its time.

Mr. Shahpur Jamall is the co-founder, Academic Director and Principal of Bay View Academy, a leading private school located in Karachi, Pakistan since 1990. He cofounded Southshore School for A-level Studies and serves on its Board of Governors. Mr. Jamall holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) as well as a California Teaching Credential. He taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District before moving back to Pakistan 25 years ago. Mr. Jamall is also working with Schuitema Associates to develop an educational application for the CARE AND GROWTH™ leadership model which he believes is the critical intervention for schools today. He believes it is the core philosophy of CARE AND GROWTH™ which has enabled Bay View to stand out among schools in Karachi.

Ms. Razia Khan Jamall is a Director and the Vice Principal of the Primary Section, Defence Campus and has been in the teaching profession for 23 years, 18 of those at Bay View. She is involved in curriculum planning and professional development for both campuses. Ms. Khan Jamall has a certificate in professional studies in education from Bradford and Ilkley Community College.

Mr. Adil Shaikh is a Director at Bay View Academy. He has been involved in teaching and education management since 2007. Previously in finance, Mr. Shaikh worked for Ameriprise Financial in the United States. He holds a Bachelor from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Education Leadership & Management from Liverpool.

Ms. Mashal Farookee is a Director and Principal of the Clifton Campus of Bay View Academy. She has been involved in education management since 2009. Previously a banker, Ms. Farookee worked for Fannie Mae in the United States and Standard Chartered Bank in the MENA region. She holds a B.Sc. in Finance from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.