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Admissions to the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Senior School
Entry to the Aga Khan Academy is offered regardless of background. Admission is competitive, and based on merit.
Admission to the Middle Years Programme
Admission to Grade 7 in Middle Years Programme is in September every year. While preference is given to students from the Junior School of the Aga Khan Academy Nairobi, students from other schools may apply for admission. KCPE students may also apply for admission in January, if space allows. KCPE graduates must have a minimum mean score of 350 to get into Grade 8.
An entrance examination is held in mid-May and late-July for applicants from other schools. This test consists of papers in Mathematics, English and Science and considers previous school reports. An interview is also conducted. The School places students’ at the most appropriate level upon evaluation of the entrance examination grades and school reports.
Admission to the I.B. Diploma Programme
Admission to the I.B. Diploma Programme is also in September and is based on IGCSE or KCSE results, school reports and recommendations. Interviews are conducted in May and July after IGCSE results are released in August. Students require at least 6 credits (C grade or better) and A or B in Higher Level subjects to be pursued. KCSE students applying to the Diploma Programme should have a B average, with no grade lower than a C.
In marginal cases, a student may be offered conditional (probationary) admission, where evidence of the ability to benefit from the Academy programme is carefully monitored. Students admitted on probation must show an acceptable grade level to maintain their place in school.
The Aga Khan Academy offers Scholarships to recognize academic excellence and all round talent (academic excellence combined with demonstrated achievement in artistic, dramatic, dance, musical, or athletic performance) to new or continuing students in grades 7, 10 (first year of IGCSE) and Grade 12 (first year of IB). These scholars must have other outstanding qualities in the areas of citizenship and character to benefit from an education at the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi.
All scholarships are based on a demonstration of financial need.
The number of scholarships and the amount will vary from one year to the next. The School is committed to meeting the maximum possible financial needs of scholars within the limits of the budget.
The Aga Khan Academy wishes to attract high calibre students who maintain or advance the academic standard of the School. To assist families who would like to educate their children at the Academy, but cannot afford full fees, a limited amount of assistance may be granted in exceptional cases. The families concerned may apply to a special Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya panel for consideration.