Background & History

Roots International Schools is part of Roots School System founded in 1988 by Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq Aizaz-e-Fazeelat which is distinct in its academic standards and all round development of the child. RIS, metropolitan schools are labeled and founded by her son Mr. Walid Mushtaq who himself is a celebrated national educational icon and decorated educational counselor, to help scale education, learning and teaching as per the aspiration of the 21st century child.

As we reach 29 years of academic excellence – one quarter of a century, Roots International Schools today is synonymous with ‘academic excellence’, ‘student achievement’, ‘social entrepreneurship’, ‘opportunity’ and ‘discovery’ for students, parents, teachers and community. Students who study here are passionate about their subjects, qualifications and are dedicated to expanding their knowledge of the world around them. In the sphere of college education, Roots remains a place that dares to be a little different. It is our academic focus and personal attention to each and every student that makes us distinct.

Since 1988 – History & Background
The institution was established in April 1988 at 74 Harley Street Rawalpindi by Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq (Aizaz-e-Fazeelat) a dedicated and committed teacher fired with enthusiasm and missionary spirit in the field of education. She took the challenge of introducing modern Methodology of Montessori System. In the formative years she introduced the International Montessori Method of education. Roots is the pioneer institution in having introduced an exclusive Montessori in the twin cities of Rawalpindi & Islamabad in 1988 and brought awareness about this method of teaching in Pakistan.

Celebrating diversity, creativity, vitality & excellence
Roots International schools has gained recognition as an International educational institution recognized at National as well as International level commonly labeled as a school of achievement, excellence, excitement, opportunity and discovery. Roots International Schools is a model institution styled on the modern educational system of International standards especially designed to meet the requirements of the child in his early, formative years by involving the three E’s Exposure, Expansion and Exploration.

Roots today is beyond education and schooling; it is changing the national education landscape through its award winning curriculum, beyond the classroom teaching and learning initiatives, teacher training programs, qualifications, results, achievements, thus promoting ‘social change’ and ‘community re-engineering’. The foundations of our perspective at Roots are the things we have always stood for celebrating, diversity, creativity, vitality & excellence.

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