The school started on 7 July 1959 with four blocks of buildings: Ahmed House, Ghulam Ali House, Dawood House, and Sharif House. The first administrator of the school was Yusuf Qasim, who supervised the construction work as well as carried out admissions and appointment of staff.
The premises were isolated and marshy, with no public transport. Some children walked from places as far as Saddar or Cantt Station. Land was reclaimed from the sea and, over a period of 15 years, facilities were added for a second hockey field, a swimming pool, an auditorium, Physics and Chemistry labs and Secondary and Cambridge classrooms.
The school has been a full day school from its start. The school provided fee concessions, stationery and uniforms to the needy students so that it should not become a school for the rich only. At present the fee concession exceeds Rs.5 million annually. The Cambridge system of education was also introduced in 1977 with first batch graduating in 1979.
Habib Public school was a pioneer in introducing computer education in schools when it launched its computer education in schools in 1983.
Spread over 18 acres (73,000 m2) of land supporting six blocks of buildings, the school's resources and facilities include classrooms, libraries, computer and science laboratories, two swimming pools, two hockey grounds and other sport fields and a hall. A centrally air-conditioned auditorium cum gymnasium with a capacity for over 1,000 seats has also been built (also known as Toyota Gymnasium).
The school provides medical facilities to all students. A sickroom has been established to meet any emergency and administer first aid to the students. A medical doctor and a trained assistant are present during school hours. An annual checkup system has been introduced.
Teaching of the Quran
The study of the Quran is compulsory for classes III to VII. The students are to complete Nazra Quran by the time they reach class VII. Classes VIII and IX are taught some selected Surahs with meanings and explanation.
Students have a choice of either going for 'O'-level education from CIE or Study for S.S.C from Aga khan Educational board(AKU-EB). (Secondary School Certificate).
Club and societies
- Bazme Adab
- English Literary Society
- Sindhi Literary Society
- Internet Club
- Islamic Study Forum
- Art and Science Modelling Club
- Dramatic and Music Club
- Gardening Club
- Nature Watch Society and Environmental Study Society
- Habib Public School Band
- Photography club
- Video club
- Art club
- Right ON
- water pool
- Abbas D. Habib - Chief Executive & Managing Director of Bank Al Habib
- Irfan Vayani - Businessman Investor in FTSE 100
- Hussain Haqqani - Former Pakistani ambassador to US
- Sohail Abbas - Former captain of Pakistan field hockey
- Haider Hussain - Former player of Pakistan field Hockey
- Ali Asghar Khan - Politician
- Omer Asghar Khan
- Hassan Sardar - Former captain of Pakistan field hockey
- Raza Rabbani - Senator
- Shoaib Mohammad - Pakistani cricketer
- Jehangir Khan Tareen - Politician
Habib Girls School
Ms. Adiba Antara Jaigirdar was the very first teacher (later to become the second principal in 1989)) to be appointed, followed by Mrs. Rajab Ali, Mrs. Abbas, Mrs. N. Husain (later head teacher of the Primary section) and others joined in the first year itself. Regular classes began from August 19, 1964 with eighty students and eight teachers. Miss Batool, daughter of Mr. Kazim Husein was the first student to be registered in the school. The first batch of students appeared for the Board examination in 1970.
A nursery block was added in 1965.
Habib Girls’ School is spread over 3.24 acres (13,100 m2) of land. There are four blocks of buildings. In the planning of the buildings, as well as the Nursery Block, emphasis was laid on the availability of natural light and fresh air. The placement of classes has been made by age-group wise so that young pupils are not overwhelmed by older ones.
The school resources comprise classrooms, three libraries, two computer labs, two science laboratories, one auditorium, one multi-purpose shed with stage.