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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."

His Highness
The Aga Khan

Admissions to the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Senior School

Enrolment Information
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.

Conditional Admission
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 following fee schedule applies to the September 2014 - Aug 2015 Academic Year for MYP, IGCSE and IB DP students.

IB DP Programme
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Grade 7-9 (MYP)
Tuition Fees
Other Fees

Kshs 173,000
Kshs 2,700

Kshs 173,000
Kshs 700

Kshs 173,000
Kshs 700
Grade 10 (MYP)
Tuition Fees
Other Fees

Kshs 173,000
Kshs 3,500

Kshs 173,000
Kshs 700

Kshs 173,000
Kshs 700
Grade 11 (IGCSE)
Tuition Fees
Other Fees

Kshs 259,500
Kshs 2,050

Kshs 259,500
Kshs 1,050

Grade 12 (IB DP 1)
Tuition Fees
Other Fees

Kshs 225,000
Kshs 8,500

Kshs 225,000
Kshs 700

Kshs 225,000
Kshs 700
Grade 13 (IB DP 2)
Tuition Fees
Other Fees

Kshs 337,500
Kshs 3,650

Kshs 337,500
Kshs 1,050


New Students
Admission Fee Kshs 5,000
Caution Deposit Kshs 10,000 (refundable)
Development Levy Kshs 3,000
Textbook Levy Kshs 10,000 (non-refundable)
Lunch Fee Kshs 15,000 (optional, per Term)


1. The development levy is charged once a year and is used to improve facilities and resources at the school.

2. The ACER fee will be charged in February 2013 determined on the actual costs. We will add sciences to the assessments for grade 8, 9 and 10. The fee will be based on the current exchange rate.

3. Diary and Material fee includes the student diary, and for MYP students - a folder, planner and development workbooks.

4. The practical examns for courses taken in Term 3 by grade 11 students will require materials that have to be purchased.

5. IGCSE and IB DP students will be charged an additional fee for materials if they are taking Art.

6. Students in grade 10 and 11 will be charged a levy for Film Studies, as follows:
- Grade 10: Kshs 5,000 (Term 1 to Term 3)
- Grade 11: Kshs 10,000 (Term 1 to Term 2)

Fee Policy

Parents are expected to settle their fees in full by the end of the second week of the term.

Sibling Discounts

Please apply to the Bursar for a discount if you have a second (or subsequent) child at the Senior or Junior Schools. The discount is five percent for the second child and 10 percent for each subsequent child.

Please note that:

  • Caution money is refundable when the student leaves and no liability has been incurred. It may be increased during the course.
  • Fees for Grade 11 and 13 are levied in the first two terms only at half the annual rate per term.
  • Examination Fees are billed separately.
  • Basic text books and exercise books are provided to all students.
  • AAR: Parents will be billed for medical evacuation services.
  • Field trips and year group outings are billed separately.
  • Costs for some Club activities, individual sports and music coaching are billed separately.


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.

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