A great school,
"will educate its students not merely to be personally successful but also to use their gifts to build their communities and enhance the common good to levels beyond our dreams."
In 1905, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III started - the Aga Khan School in Mundra, Kutch, Gujarat, the first school in what later became a much larger network of schools.
Established as a Gujarati medium primary school, it eventually grew into a full-fledged English medium secondary school with education until grade 10. In 2006, the school celebrated its 100th year. Currently the school follows the Gujarat State Board curriculum.
Over the years, the School has established itself as an institution offering quality education to children from varied backgrounds and cultures. It currently has 810 students. To ensure quality teaching-learning processes in the classroom and to enhance performance, the School appoints additional teachers per division at all levels. It also invests heavily in teacher training and development, educational resources, classroom equipment and infrastructure.
The School is part of the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES). AKES has a long tradition of leadership in educational development. In addition to founding the Mundra school, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III, guided the establishment of over 200 schools during the first half of the 20th century. 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 300 schools and advanced educational programmes that provide quality pre-school, primary, secondary and higher secondary education services to more than 54,000 students in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Uganda, Tanzania and Tajikistan. Schools are also envisaged, or under development, in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique and Syria.