Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Senior School

Established in 1970, the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi is a private, co-educational school situated in pleasant surroundings in the Parklands suburb of Nairobi.

The School serves approximately 350 students from international and multi-cultural communities. The School is open to all students and does not discriminate in admissions on nationality, ethnic origin or religion . It is operated by the Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKES, K).

The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi, Senior School operates Grades 7-13 and offers the IB Middle Years Programme, IGCSE Certificate and IB Diploma Programme.

The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi, Senior School is an International Baccalaureate World School offering a holistic programme of education combining a rigorous academic focus with a broad range of athletic and enrichment activities.

Our academic programme has been developed through the implementation of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) curricula. The International Baccalaureate defines the framework and forms the basis for a contemporary education that provides students with:

  • Critical and creative thinking skills
  • Approaches to learning which prepare them for university and lifelong education
  • A multi-disciplinary approach to learning which is representative of the real world
  • A balanced approach to life
  • An open-minded and principled outlook, leading to the development of pluralism and ethics
  • An ability to conduct independent study and research

Balance between the academic and co-curricular, and emphasis on the physical, cognitive and emotional development of the student is a core focus of the school.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Senior School student is:

  • Prepared to face and succeed in life
  • Internationally-minded, aware of, and appreciative of global cultures
  • Able to work with a diversity of people
  • Prepared to lead using a universal ethical sensibility founded in spirituality

Every year, over 90% of our graduating IB DP students earn placements in top Kenyan and international universities, including London School of Economics, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, University of Reading, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, Oxford University, Vassar University, Brown University, University of Waterloo, Western University, University of Alberta, University of Warwick, NYU and many more. Students are also recipients of scholarships awarded by many of these international universities.