History

The Aga Khan School, Osh is located in the Kyrgyz Republic and was established in September 2002.

Construction of this purpose-built facility began in 2000, in the year that commemorated Osh City's 3000th year anniversary.

On October 30, 2002, the Governor of Osh Oblast, Naken Kasiev, inaugurated the School in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.

Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) has a long tradition of leadership in educational development. The foundations of the present system were laid by Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III, under whose guidance over 200 schools were established during the first half of the 20th century, the first of them in 1905 in Zanzibar, Gwadar in Pakistan and Mundra in India. Since the creation of Aga Khan Education Service companies in the 1970s, the schools have been centrally administered and managed.

AKES currently operates more than 200 schools and several educational programmes that provide quality pre-school, primary, secondary and higher secondary education services to more than 75,000 students in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates and Madagascar. Schools will also be developed in Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Aga Khan school in Osh, part of the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), currently provides over 500 students with quality learning experiences in an environment which values diversity and responds creatively to the educational needs of children.

Since the first graduating class in 2007, all graduates have advanced to further education at local and international universities. This is a significant achievement of the Aga Khan School, Osh.

Since 2008, German as a second language has been integrated into the curriculum through the partnership between AKES, Kyrgyz Republic and the German Embassy in Bishkek. The German Embassy offered to provide German language subject teachers, professional development training and support for the preparation of students to pass DSD exams. The partnership with the German Embassy has given opportunities for our graduates to be admitted to German Universities and colleges, as well as employment following the completion of their undergraduate degrees in Germany.

From 2010 to 2014, AKS also organized the French Language & Culture Club as an afterschool enrichment activity with the support of the French Embassy. Trainers from the Osh State University were invited to facilitate the French language club for our students, which was quite popular. Since, 2012, the Aga Khan School, Osh has introduced an initiative to nurture a love of science, scientific research and its application among young people.