The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi
1st Avenue Parklands, PO Box 44424-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Junior: +254 0733 758 510, Senior: +254
|Head of Senior School||Mr. Simon Otieno|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-19|
|Number of pupils||1,020|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Mr. William Wanyonyi|
|MYP Coordinator||Ms. Julliet Kithinji|
|PYP Coordinator||Ms. Ashifa Patni|
Established in 1970, The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi is a private, co-educational school located in the Parklands suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. The Nursery School is located on a separate campus on Kipande Road About, at the bottom of Museum Hill in Nairobi.
Together, our Schools have an enrollment of over 1,000 students and are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. We also offer the IGCSE at grade 10 and 11.
The Aga Khan Academy is one of few schools in Kenya offering the International Baccalaureate Programme of studies, and is one of the two schools in Kenya authorized to offer three components of the IB programme - the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP).
The Aga Khan Academy, in keeping with the IB philosophy, 'touches hearts as well as minds'. Our students learn to be knowledgeable, open-minded thinkers, inquirers, principled, risk takers, well-balanced, and caring. They are prepared for life.
Enable many generations of students to acquire both the knowledge and the essential spiritual wisdom needed to balance that knowledge and enable their lives to attain the highest fulfillment.
The Aga Khan Academy provides an outstanding academic education and enables students to obtain the best results. Although the Nursery School does not have a grading system, it typically holds an annual graduation and exhibition celebrating the completion of the Early Years PYP. The Junior School has obtained above global average results in the International Student Assessment by ACER.
In the year 2017, the Senior School had a mean score of 33 points of the diploma with the cohort of 54 candidates. Out of this, 96% of the candidates achieved the diploma with the top candidate scoring 44 points out of 45 points.
The IB curriculum enables students to learn using a transdisciplinary and an interdisciplinary approach and to develop critical thinking, creativity and international-mindedness - identified by leading educators globally as some of the necessary skills for the 21st Century learning.
All three schools of The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi work together to develop the IB learner profile beginning with an inquiry-based, Early Years Primary Years Programme (PYP) at the Nursery School, followed by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) at the Junior School for grades 1-6. Students continue in the Senior School, enrolling in the Middle Years Programme of studies (MYP) for grades 7-11. The Senior School blends the syllabus of the Cambridge IGCSE in grades 10 and 11 to enable students to obtain the IGCSE certificate. Upon completion of the IGCSE/MYP programme, students enter the Diploma Programme (DP) for their final two years of study in the Senior School.
Admission is based primarily on merit determined by a wide range of criteria, including academic strengths and overall potential.
Our curriculum combines academic excellence with athletics and visual performing arts programmes.
The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi continues to innovate and refine its programme to ensure a contemporary, relevant education is provided to students. Some recent introductions include:
Excellent University Admissions
Graduates from the Aga Khan Academy gain admission to the top universities globally.
The Aga Khan Academy faculty are of the highest caliber and reflect the school's cultural diversity. All teachers have internationally recognized qualifications and together bring a wealth of educational expertise and international experience to the school.
IB Diploma Programme (IB DP)
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
ICT resource centres, film studio, music rooms, art rooms, science labs, well-resourced libraries, wireless connectivity and ebeams in some classes.