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, an IB World School since May 2005, offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to students in the final two years of school, aged 16 to 19. The programme is a demanding pre-university level course of studies with a reputation for rigorous and consistent assessment of student achievement, internationally recognised and valued by over 2000 universities worldwide (Find out more).
In the final stage of the programme, each student’s performance and levels of knowledge are assessed both internally by teachers according to set criteria, and externally by independent examiners according to global standards applied to all IB schools.
Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum, the Diploma Programme fulfils the requirements of a student’s national education system, but includes the best elements of national curricula from all over the world into one unique, student-centered framework of education. The Diploma Programme includes the elements and strengths of a traditional, broad curriculum, where students study languages, social sciences, experimental sciences, mathematics, and the arts, and it takes these a step further through three unique programmes: Theory of Knowledge, “Creativity, Action, Service”, and the Extended Essay.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
TOK is an interdisciplinary requirement unique to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme intended to encourage students to reflect upon knowledge gained both inside and outside the classroom. 100 hours of classroom time are dedicated to the programme, challenging students to question the nature of knowledge across disciplines, to learn to recognize subjective and ideological biases, and develop the ability to analyse evidence using rational thought and argument. By causing students to consider and appreciate different perspectives, the TOK contributes towards a pluralistic outlook.
Creativity, Action, and Service is an important component of the IB curriculum and is integral for every student at the Academy. Through active participation in and reflection upon experiences gained through a variety of creative endeavours, physical activities and community service projects, students develop a greater level of self-confidence, team work and leadership skills, and sense of civil responsibility. Students take part in sustainable projects that have real and lasting effects on the greater Mombasa community and develop strength of character and an understanding of their ability to bring about change. The CAS programme is valued for its power to transform not only the lives of students but also the lives of those whom the students interact with, and serves as a platform for interpersonal exchange, personal growth, and greater understanding of the issues we face as a global community.
The Extended Essay
The Extended Essay requires students to pick a subject of their choice and research and develop this subject in a 4000-word essay. The extended essay introduces students to the kind of independent research and writing skills expected at the university level. Students may opt to deepen their knowledge by choosing to investigate a subject within one of the higher-level courses they are currently taking, or add breadth to their academic experience by undertaking the research of a subject matter in another field of interest not included in their programme choices.