Alpina Schools (est. 1983) are Playgroup to Matriculation & GCE O Level Schools, in Bahawalpur, Hasilpur & Lodhran, Pakistan, with an enrolment of over 3000 students.
Alpina School derives its distinctive strength from the founding Directors of this school. Run by Mr. Nasim Jafri and Mrs. Najma Jafri, it is a cornerstone for junior and high school learning. Both are outstanding educationists and absolutely dedicated to their educational cause. Mr. Jafri has been in the teaching profession for more than forty-five years. Among his extensive and varied educational experiences he has held the coveted position of Superintendent & Principal American International School. He is currently the senior most ex-employee for South Asia on the American Schools employee records. He has also taught ESL, TOEFL and SAT classes to Americans for different multinationals and has held numerous Teacher Training Labs. Currently, apart from handling the administrative side of the school, he is Member UNO Educational Development Council for Asia & Middle East; Member of International School Services, New Jersey; Chairman Supreme Council Overseas Pakistani's Welfare Organization; Member of Pakistan Institute of National Affairs; and Patron-in-Chief, Private Schools Association, Bahawalpur District/Division.
Mrs. Jafri is the backbone of this school. She started Alpina School in April 1983 with just three classes and nine students – but today, due to her highest academic standards and excellent management, she supervises four modern and spacious school campuses in Bahawalpur and one branch in Hasilpur. She has taught at junior and high school levels in American International School and Pakistan Embassy School. With Mr. Jafri’s professional wisdom and Mrs. Jafri’s creative academic flair Alpina School cannot help standing out as one of the best centers of education. Together, their contribution to education in Pakistan, and especially in Bahawalpur, is immense. Over the years they have provided support, advice, and counsel to a number of other institutions, schools, colleges, and welfare organizations.
The Alpina School Family has grown from strength to strength. Mr. and Mrs. Jafri’s sons, Saad Jafri (MBA - IBA) and Babur Jafri (M.A. Eng. Lang. & Lit. - PU), along with their daughters-in-law, Mrs. Tania Jafri (M.Sc. - University of Strathclyde, UK) & Mrs. Anum Jafri (BSc. – IUB), are serving the school in administrative and academic capacities. They are also well supplemented by their daughter Dr. Rabia Jafri (Phd – UGA) as well as their son-in-law Syed Abid Ali (MSc – UGA).