The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi
1st Parklands Avenue, off Limuru Road, PO Box 44424-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Junior: +254 0733 758 510, Senior: +254
|Head of Senior School||Mr Christian Schmelz|
|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. Evelyn Awino|
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, at the bottom of Museum Hill in Nairobi.
Together, our schools have an enrolment of over 1,000 students and are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.
The Aga Khan Academy is one of few schools in Kenya offering International Baccalaureate Programmes, and is one of the two schools in Kenya authorized to offer the IB continuum – 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 not only learn to be knowledgeable, open-minded thinkers, inquirers, principled, risk takers, well-balanced, and caring but also to be leaders and stewards.
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 fulfilment.
The Aga Khan Academy provides an outstanding academic education and enables students to fulfil their potential. 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.
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.
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.
MYP eAssessment, IB Diploma Programme (IB DP)
ICT resource centres, film studio, music rooms, art rooms, science labs, well-resourced libraries, pools, wireless connectivity and data projectors in classrooms.