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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diploma, IGCSE
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
|Entry evaluation for students||
Assessment and interview
|School provided lunches||
The School operates canteen services with hot lunches and snacks available at reasonable prices.
|Sports facilities at the school||
The sports facilities include a swimming pool, basketball, soccer, hockey and volleyball pitches. For other sports such as cricket, squash, tennis and gym students can access the Aga Khan Sports Centre.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Established in 1970, the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi is a private, co-educational school situated in pleasant surroundings in the Parklands suburb of Nairobi.
The Academy strives to create a harmonious balance between academic demands, sporting and cultural activities and community life. It challenges its pupils to be intellectually inquisitive and socially conscious. The School believes that while what students know is important, the true measure of a student’s education is the ability to analyse what they do not know.
The Academy offers an international curriculum leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) administered from the Cambridge University and International Baccalaureate.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The curriculum offered by the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi is comprised of the international curriculum of the International Baccalaurate Curriculum, used by 2,704 schools in 138 countries. The three programmes form a coherent sequence of education by promoting the education of the whole person through an emphasis on intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP), (ages 3 to 11), at Grades KG1-KG3 at the nursery level and Grades 1 to 6 at the Junior School, focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside. It develops concepts, knowledge, skills, attitude and action - developed through six trans-disciplinary themes teaching six subject areas. The six subject areas are: Language, Maths, Social Studies, Arts, Sciences, and Personal Social and Physical Education. The pedgagogy uses inquiry in a trans-disciplinary framework to enable children to obtain a holistic perspective of the world.
The Middle Years Programme (MYP)at Grades 7-11 (ages 11 to 16) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects. Transitioning from a trans-disciplinary approach to an inter-disciplinary approach, students in the MYP learn in eight subject groups: two languages, mathematics, Humanities, Sciences, Arts, Technology and Physical Education. The eight subject groups are taught through five areas of interaction: Approaches to Learning, Human Ingenuity, Community and Service, Environments, and Health and Social Education.
The Diploma Programme at Grades 12-13 (ages16 to 19) is a demanding two-year curriculum that meets the needs of highly motivated students, and leads to a qualification that is recognized by leading universities around the world. Students study in six subject areas: Language A and B, Maths and Computer Science, Experimental Sciences, Individuals and Societies and the Arts. In addition, students have to meet three core requirements: an Extended Essay (a 4,000 word essay exploring a topic of individual interest), Theory of Knowledge (enabling students to explore the nature of knowledge), and Creativity Action and Service (which encourages students to pursue activities outside academics).