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Leaving qualificationIB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Shilling502,000
to: Shilling1,506,000
Address: Mbuyuni Road Kizingo Mombasa, Kenya
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Ipads are integrated into the Junior school curriculum. Students in year 5 and above bring their own laptop as technology is embedded in learning. The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa has been named a Microsoft Showcase School, the only school in East Africa to receive this designation.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, during COVID, lessons were delivered virtually.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. We support individual practices and religious dietary requirements.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

The school is non-denominational but supports students from all religious backgrounds and promotes diversity and pluralism

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma examinations
MYP On screen assessments

Results in these examinations

Above the world average. 2021 IB Diploma average was 35 points

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

It varies according to the age of the student and is shared with parents and students.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support in Junior school

Learning support offered

Small tutorial sessions
Individual support

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

A wide range of opportunities to develop individual gifts and talents are available for a extensive co-curricular program and rigorous IB curriculum stretches' gifted students

Student access to education psychologist

Yes the school has a full-time education psychologist and a school nurse with counseling qualifications plus a university counselor who is also a trained psychologist.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, Assessment and interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Grades 1 - 5: All prospective students must demonstrate a potential for high academic achievement and demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy. Each applicant from year 2-5 must sit a standard assessment in logic, English (reading and writing), mathematics and creativity. Applicants will also have personal interviews with key members of the Junior School staff as part of their application process.

Grades 6 - 10: All applicants must schedule an appointment for a standard assessment test in logic, English, mathematics and problem-solving at the school, in addition to providing past student grade reports and certificates of achievement. Applicants will also have personal interviews with key members of the Senior School staff as part of their application process.

Grades 11 - 12: Applicants for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as a proven record of civic mindedness and participation in community projects.
The application process requires prospective students to undergo a standardised assessment test in English, mathemathics and logic as well as an interview with IB Diploma Programme coordinators and key members of the Senior School staff.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

July 30th

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, depending on which grade level. Year 10 and DP1 and DP2 have programme requirements so students may not join those years.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Arts, sports (basketball, football, swimming, table tennis, badminton, cricket, lawn tennis, volleyball, netball)
MUN, debate, chess, environmental clubs, coding club, first aid, book club
Presidents Award and many more.

Sports activities included

All students have physical and health education from year 1 to year 10 as part of the curriculum as well as a large range of sporting clubs and teams in the extra curriculum program.
Swim training and basketball training happens 12 times a week for example.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Both Junior and Senior School students have the opportunity to represent their school in various sports, such as swimming, cricket, rounders, basketball, hockey, netball, football and athletics.

Facilities at the school

Multi-purpose hall, amphitheater, library, science labs, music practice room, drama studio, art rooms, robotics lab and STEM room

Sports facilities at the school

25-metre swimming pool, diving pool, full-sized sport field, Astroturf field, gym,
three regulation-sized basketball courts, cricket pitch, tennis courts, squash courts, badminton court, volleyball court, netball court and junior play area

Grades/ages available for boarding


Boarding facilities at the school

We have six residential houses housing over 250 students. All house parents are faculty or school medical personnel. We have a full dining hall. We also have recreational areas for students. We have a wellness centre staffed with a doctor and 4 medical personnel.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is an International Baccalaureate World School. It is the first in the network of Aga Khan Academies established by His Highness the Aga Khan. His vision is to provide excellence in education and offer holistic opportunities to develop well-rounded, confident young people who will be ethical future leaders.
The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa features state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body, and an experienced team of educators and staff. The school provides comfortable and modern boarding facilities for 160 students from age 10 to 19.

Teaching approach of the school

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa provides students with the tools to become critical thinkers and independent learners through an inquiry based student led teaching strategies. The IB curriculum is rigorous, broad and balanced giving students good subject knowledge as well as strong personal values.

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