Approach

The AKES schools strive to create a harmonious balance between academic demands, sporting and cultural activities and community life. It challenges its pupils to be intellectually inquisitive and socially conscious. The School believes that while what students know is important, the true measure of a student's education is the ability to analyse what they do not know.

Accordingly, The Aga Khan School, Osh applies a balanced child–centered approach within the field of child development that allows students to make their own choices and establish their own ideas towards promoting competent communication and learning skills. In addition, the approach focuses on the concept of independent learning, giving students the opportunity and ability to apply their own understanding and make their own judgements based on the subject knowledge and experiences they have mastered. Developing critical thinking and analysis is at the core of the School's mission. Teaching staff encourages students to explore their interests, ask their own questions and learn to prove their hypothesis on the inquired problems. This focuses on developing students’ unique sense of creativity not just through artistic expression, but in how they learn new concepts and solve problems.

The technique dictates that teachers, instead of telling the child exactly what they have to do, should observe and facilitate through guiding questions, giving the pupil the space to learn and grow in his or her own way.

For the past decade, the Aga Khan School has become an integral part of the Osh City community, offering innovative education approaches to both students and teachers. The School encourages students to master multiple languages, promotes the use of communication and information technology, as well as nurture the love of sciences by conducting annual science fairs. It challenges the students to be intellectually inquisitive and socially conscious, preparing them to become confident leaders so they may contribute their knowledge to the development of their country.

The School also encourages students to respect and appreciate other peoples’ cultures, social structures, values and beliefs. Taken together, these objectives are designed to help equip children with the tools they will need to make their way in school, society and an increasingly interdependent world. The core principles that guide us in this pursuit are:

  • the continuing pursuit of excellence in educational practice and management in diverse and challenging settings;
  • child-centred teaching methods;
  • a special emphasis on female education;
  • school-based teacher training; and
  • support for rural areas students through scholarship programmes.

School Population

Every year, The Aga Khan School, Osh offers quality education to 500+ students from grades 5 to 11. New students entering Grade 5 are allocated into one of two main languages of instruction, based on the admissions performance and preference: Russian or English.

Generally, each of the two mediums of instruction has different second language subject options, as follows:

  • "A" section is Russian language as primary medium of instruction, with in-depth study of English and Kyrgyz languages;
  • "B" section is Russian language as primary medium of instruction, with in-depth study of German language and Kyrgyz languages;
  • "C" section is English language as primary medium of instruction, with in-depth study of Russian and Kyrgyz languages;