The study, “Factors Promoting Excellence in Schools” took cognizance of the pressing problem that there was widespread deterioration of education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The stakeholders had many expectations from the secondary schools both in public (government) and private sectors. The parents also needed feedback and authentic information about the criteria of excellent schools. It was therefore considered imperative to identify factors that promoted excellence in schools on the basis of information obtained from review of global literature as well as the feedback provided by stakeholders in the form of their responses. The items included in the opinionnaires and interviews for principals, teachers, parents and students were mostly derived from the authentic sources that were studied. This effort is dedicated to my parents, wife and kids.