The Aga Khan High School, Kampala

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The Aga Khan High School
Muammar Gaddafi Road (Formerly Makerere Road)
Old Kampala

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6837

Phone: +256 414 308 245/248
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School Library

Two full-time librarians manage the recently refurbished 7,000 volume resource. It seats 120 students with six main sections: Humanities, Science, Languages, Reference, Fiction and Reserve. Teachers emphasize research, encouraging students to use the extensive journal, newspaper, periodical, video and CD ROM collections, as well as fast Internet and printing facilities. Students can also explore local and overseas university options by consulting prospectuses or using Internet facilities. A separate junior library is used by S1, Y7 and Y8 students to borrow novels.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5.30pm

Computer Laboratory

Computer Studies is a key part of the curriculum. In the 35 computer networked laboratory, staff teaches hands-on computer skills to all students, some of whom acquire local or international computer qualifications. The School is also equipped with four interactive white boards and cyber school software to enhance science learning.

Medical Services

First aid facilities are available at the School. A qualified school nurse can treat minor ailments, aches and pains. All first aid administered is recorded. If necessary, a child may be evacuated to a nearby hospital.

Health and Safety

School staff regularly conducts safety inspections and drills. Awareness programmes on health issues such as HIV transmission are provided to students and staff.

Based on existing scientific knowledge and legal practice in Uganda, the School does not request HIV screening of staff or students, nor will it discriminate against individuals known to be sufferers. For the School community’s benefit, policy reviews, advice and information are regularly updated. The School also recognises a particular concern of sickle cell anemia in students and is sympathetic to their needs.

Science Laboratories

The school's six science laboratories are well equipped to meet the needs of its international curriculum. For students to clearly grasp scientific theories, it is essential to practically experience them. A key curricular objective is to nurture students so that they can become young scientific thinkers who understand science, make connections and ask relevant and searching questions. There is a focus on designing experiments rather than simply conducting practicals.

Art Rooms

There are two spacious rooms for art with practicing artists conducting classes. Aga Khan High School students have exhibited in on- and off-campus cultural events, including an annual Fine Arts Week hosted by the School.


Swimming lessons are conducted at the AKES swimming pool in Kololo. Swimming lessons are conducted by trained staff, one of whom is a Ugandan national swimmer.

Sports Facilities

Despite its urban location, the School has a large full-sized pitch for soccer, cricket, hockey, rugby, athletics and other sports. It also has a tarmacked basketball court. The Kampala Kids League and Edgars Youth Programme often use these facilities to host national and international fixtures, making impressive strides to promote sport in the capital city.


The canteen offers meals and snacks at break time, lunchtime and after school at reasonable prices. It uses a coupon system and parents may choose to purchase lunch coupons for a set period in advance. A committee of staff, students and parents ensure the canteen service adheres to high hygiene standards and meets the School community needs.


The large auditorium shared by the School and other Aga Khan institutions can accommodate all students. The auditorium is equipped with stage, sound facilities and a rear balcony. Most large-scale events are held here, for example, Prize Day, graduation ceremonies and special assemblies.

School Calendar: National Section

Below you will find the 2024 academic calendar for our national curriculum:

[ Downloadable version of our 2024 academic calendar ]

School Calendar: International Section

Term 1 (2018)

13-17th August
In-service Training

20th August
Beginning of Term for students

22nd August
Eid Al-Adha (Public holiday)

9th October
Independence Day (Public holiday)

15-19th October
Half-term holiday

14th December
End of Term 1

Term 2 (2019)

2nd-4th January
In-service Training

7th January
Beginning of Term for students

26th January
Liberation Day (Public holiday)

11-15th February
Half Term

8th March
International Women’s Day (Public holiday)

29th March
End of Term 2

Term 3 (2019)

8-12th April
In-service Training

15th April
Beginning of Term for students

19th April
Good Friday (Public holiday)

22nd April
Easter Monday (Public holiday)

1st May
Labour Day (Public holiday)

3rd June
Martyr’s Day (Public holiday)

9th June
Heroes Day (Public holiday)

21st June
End of Term 3