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The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi

1st Parklands Avenue, off Limuru Road, PO Box 44424-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Junior: +254 0733 758 510, Senior: +254

infos@akesk.org; infoj@akesk.org


The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1970
Status Private
Head of Senior School Mr. Christian Schmelz
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-19 years
Number of pupils 1,020
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Mr. William Wanyonyi
MYP Coordinator Mr. George Musili
PYP Coordinator Ms. Evelyn Awino
Associations IB

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.

School Overview

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.

Mission statement

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.

Exam Results

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.

Relevant Curriculum

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.

Examinations offered

MYP eAssessment, IB Diploma Programme (IB DP)


ICT resource centres, film studio, music rooms, art rooms, science labs, well-resourced libraries, pool, wireless connectivity, data projectors in classrooms, a makerspace for the junior school and a well-resourced SEN and Guidance & Counselling room.