Week Day Tours of the Academy
Official Academy tours of the campus occur each week day starting at 10.00am. Please report to the main Reception area before the departure time. All welcome.
Changing the World Through Song
The Aga Khan Academy Team: Swimming to Success
The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa has been awarded IB Status by the International Body
The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, an International Baccalaureate World School, features state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body, and an experienced team of educators and staff. The Academy seeks to provide students with an education of the highest standard in order to prepare them for lives characterised by leadership and service.
The Aga Khan Approach
The Academy strives 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.
Developing critical thinking and analysis is therefore at the core of the school’s mission. The school also encourages students to respect and appreciate other people’s 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 Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, began operating in August 2003, on a 18-acre (7.3 hectares) site in the Kizingo area of Mombasa. The state of the art facility, inspired by Swahili architecture, is the first of a network of 18 planned Academies offering the highest international standards of pre-primary, primary and secondary education to students across East Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
Admission to the Aga Khan Academy is based on merit. The Aga Khan Academy selects students of promise, good character and serious intent, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Merit is defined broadly as a student’s overall potential, not just his or her exam results. The Academy selects a diverse student body as part of its mission to educate future leaders with a pluralistic sensibility.
The Academy offers a broad, multi-disciplinary curriculum of the highest international standards, with an emphasis on the humanities. Through the implementation of the globally recognized International Baccalaureate programme, the school aspires to produce graduates who have developed not only a strong capacity and desire to learn, but a pluralistic outlook and understanding of the world around them. Through the curriculum, student life, and community involvement, graduates of the Academy become lifelong learners, with the knowledge and strength of character to face the myriad obstacles and issues facing the world today with informed judgment and compassionate leadership.
The Academy anticipates opening its boarding facilties to a small group of senior school students from across the region in the not-too-distant future. The residential facilities are currently under construction. Students in residence at the school will experience the added educational benefits derived from constant interaction with a diverse and talented group of teachers and peers. The safe and secure environment of the Academy boarding facility will give students of all backgrounds the opportunity to thrive emotionally, intellectually, physically, while assuming positions of leadership within the residential programme.