Aga Khan Academy Mombasa
PO Box 80100-90066, Mbuyuni Road, Kizingo, Mombasa, Kenya
+254 (0)735 931 144
Co-educational Day & Boarding
|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|
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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.
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.
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.
"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)