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Aga Khan Academy Mombasa

Aga Khan Academy Mombasa

PO Box 80100-90066, Mbuyuni Road, Kizingo, Mombasa, Kenya

+254 (0)735 931 144



Aga Khan Academy Mombasa
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 2003
Status Private
Head of Academy Ms Alison Hampshire
Language of Instruction English, Swahili
Co-ed Age Range 6-18 years
Number of pupils 673
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Shouquot Hussain
MYP Coordinator Esther Nondi
PYP Coordinator Khona Bhattacharjee
Associations IB

International Network

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa opened in 2003 as the first 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.

Developing Leaders

Our leadership programme strengthens understandings and dispositions needed by ethical leaders. Unique service internships allow students to gain authentic experience in local community development, e.g. in education, rural development, and women and child empowerment.

Academy graduates go to leading universities worldwide and demonstrate a deep sense of social responsibility and commitment: to date about 50% have returned to work in East Africa following university.

Diverse Community

We select students from varied cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds. This diversity helps students learn to live with and appreciate those with different values, beliefs and cultural contexts to their own. The residential programme, representing 60% of the senior student body, includes students from across Kenya and many other countries.

Alumnus Perspective

"My journey at the Academy was one of the most intense yet fulfilling growth periods of my life. It played a key role in helping me develop into the person I am today… I want to help redefine the way in which the rest of the world views my country, and more particularly the African continent. I want to be an active agent in ensuring that our stories are no longer told for us but by us." - Ruhi Kamal Manek (Yale University; AKA Mombasa Class of 2016)

Key Facts

  • The Class of 2017 was offered US$5.1 million in university scholarships and funding.
  • We provided US$1.7 million in financial aid this year.
  • About 85% of faculty are local. Overseas faculty provide external expertise and build local teaching and leadership capacity.
  • The Academy was the first to offer an English-Swahili dual language programme in PYP.
  • The Aga Khan 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 with teachers and leaders from government schools to build local education capacity.