Excelsior College Swat was founded in 1989 as Swat Model School. The school was established in response to the closure of admission to boys in Public School Sangota, which had been the only well-established school in Swat for boys.
The school was initially housed in a suite of bungalows in Saidu Sharif. The school’s founder, the then Divisional and District Administration of Swat, aimed to provide quality education to boys in Swat through a non-profit basis, fee paying institution.
Despite the meager resources and lack of infrastructural facility, the school was able to win a place of pride and prestige in the educational arena in Malakand Division within a short span.
In 1990, the then Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao, allocated land and funds for the construction of a permanent campus for the school. The construction of the campus was completed in 1996, and the school was upgraded to a college and renamed Excelsior College Swat.
Excelsior College Swat offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs, and societies. The college has a strong sports program, and its teams have won numerous awards at the district, provincial, and national levels.
The college also has a number of clubs and societies, including the debating club, the literary club, and the science club. These clubs and societies provide students with opportunities to develop their interests and talents.