The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi

Achievements of the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Nursery School


The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Nursery School participated in the Montessori learning centre Swimming Gala, 2016.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Nursery School participated in the annual athletics games at Banda School, Premier and School of Nations, 2016.


The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Nursery School presented their musical entitled: Rumpelstiltskin Is My Name, 2016.


K3 students exhibited and celebrated their achievements during their annual graduation, 2016.


The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Nursery School held a mini marathon in their school in support of the Mater Heart Run, 2016.

The Nursery launched a fundraiser and donated various items such as diapers, tissue rolls, sugar, toys, detergents, dry foods, powder milk, and clothes, 2016.

Achievements of the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Junior School

The Primary Years Programme believes in continually assessing learning in a variety of ways. Thus student achievement is measured by a student portfolio that shows the various pieces of work the student engages in.

Community Service

Community service is an integral part of our school ethos. It weaves through our curriculum in the form of 'Action' and through deliberate planning of supporting local community causes such as the Globe Cop Initiative:


The PYP Exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP school and student, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community. As a culminating experience it is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Learner Profile that have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.

In 2016, the PYP Exhibition was themed “Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities”. The twelve exhibits created and narrated by the students addressed global concerns in Health, Animal Welfare, Climate Change, and Technology. The varying concepts enabled students to share their knowledge by implementing components of the PYP's essential elements.

Academic achievements are noted throughout the year as students participate in a variety of formative and summative assessment tasks within the class setting. Unit celebrations and projects completed exemplify student performance.

CEM's InCas diagnostic testing and ACER's International Schools' Assessments are school-wide assessments that enable the School to observe levels of progress in specific areas which inform learning and teaching practices. InCas testing supports the individual development of each of student. ISA assessments support individual development against the development of students worldwide.

The Arts

Each year students at the Junior School participate in various events displaying their skills and talents within The Arts: Visual Arts, Drama and Music.


The Junior School offers a variety of sports for students to participate in school and competitively. The swimming and soccer teams have made notable achievements in local and international tournaments.

The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi football team participated in an international tournament held in Barcelona, Spain.

Achievements of the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Senior School

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi Senior School has an exemplary record of achieving excellent results in the IB Diploma as well as the IGCSE examinations.

Class Average*
World Average





*Class Average – out of a possible 45 points maximum


The Senior School offers a diverse range of sports including hockey, soccer, cricket, rounders, basketball, rugby and swimming. A strong faculty of three qualified teachers, a full-time swimming coach, together with experienced coaches in various sports, provides the leadership of our school teams, enabling them to perform as top contenders against other international schools.

Kellie Gachaga from the Aga Khan Academy Nairobi named Kenya's Open Stroke play and Match play Champion.

The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi swim team competed in an international swimming competition held in Dubai, UAE.

Insha Jesani from the Aga Khan Academy Nairobi named table tennis champion, and participated in the Kenyan East Africa Secondary Games.

Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Under 15 boys football team won the league championship in the International Schools' League.

Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Under 15 girls rounders team won the league championship in in the International Schools' League.

Model UN

The Senior School participates in the Model UN, offering the Middle School MUN for ages 11 to 14 and the East African Model UN for ages 14 and above. In the recent past, students have represented diverse countries that are UN Members and International Organizations such as IMF, AU, and have been elected to serve in senior positions in MUN such as Secretary General, Editor-in-Chief of the Press Corp, Senior Chair, and Head Secretary among others. The MUN is held at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi and exposes students to global issues and international relations.

Community Service

Service to others is a key element in the life of an Aga Khan Academy student. The Middle Years and Diploma Programmes of the IB require students to engage in meaningful community and action, and at the Diploma level students are required to also engage in Creativity, Activity and Service experiences and maintain a CAS portfolio.

Student Leadership Programme

The Student Leadership Programme is a structured course designed to develop leadership competencies in our senior students. This unique initiative challenges students to think about leadership, leadership styles and competencies. It then attempts to build leadership competencies such as emotional intelligence, communication skills, persuasion and influence and conflict management, working from an ethical perspective, building teams, and leadership capacity.

Participants are then required to design and implement a social change project in that it reflects an issue of social and community importance. Students develop a strategy to address the problem, and to mobilize a team of people to address the issue. Successful completion of the project is a requirement to pass the course.

Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Debate Team won the Rhino Cup for Inter-School Debate.