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Aga Khan Academy Maputo

Aga Khan Academy Maputo

Av. Zimbabwe, 212 Matola, Maputo, Mozambique

+258 21 720963



Aga Khan Academy Maputo
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 2013
Status Private
Head of Academy Mr. Michael Spencer
Language of Instruction English, Portuguese
Co-ed Age Range 3-13 years
Number of pupils 100
Authorised IB Programmes IBPYP
PYP Coordinator Bernardo Arsenio
Associations IB

International Network

The Aga Khan Academy Maputo opened in 2013 as the third in an integrated network of schools being established across 14 countries in Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East.

The Aga Khan Academies focus on excellence: we aim to develop students to become home-grown leaders who can enact positive change in their societies. We provide a rigorous education for exceptional students selected on merit, regardless of their socio-economic, cultural or religious background.

The Academies customise the IB curriculum to our mission of building future leaders. We aim to stimulate creativity, intellectual curiosity and honest enquiry.

Unique Programme Elements

The Aga Khan Academy Maputo offers bilingual education through which students learn in both English and Portuguese.

We select students from varied cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds. This diverse community helps students learn to live with and appreciate others who have different values, beliefs and cultural contexts to their own.

Student Perspectives

"At Aga Khan Academy Maputo you learn about culture and tolerance. My friends are from Mozambique, South Africa, India, Portugal, England and Pakistan. In Grade 1 you learn how to express yourself in English and Portuguese. You learn about different perspectives." - Shaaz Makhani (Grade 1)

"I am an inquirer and I love to find out information. The most important thing is you will have a growth mindset, and if you make a mistake it means you are learning new things." - Tahir Vissaram (Grade 1)

New Campus

A new campus designed by renowned architects is being purpose built for the Aga Khan Academy Maputo, including classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, well-equipped libraries, extensive sports facilities, spaces for the arts, and residential facilities to accommodate students and faculty.

Key Facts

  • 70% of the students receive financial aid, ensuring a diverse and inclusive community. We recruit exceptional students from less privileged backgrounds.
  • 76% of faculty are local. Overseas faculty provide external expertise and contribute to building local teaching and leadership capacity.
  • A partnership between the Aga Khan Academies and the Province of Ontario, Canada provides teacher secondments to the Academy.
  • The Academies are part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), which works to improve quality of life in the regions where it operates.
  • The Academy also works in partnership with government school teachers and leaders, supporting the building of local education capacity in Mozambique.