The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa School
The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is part of a global network of day/residential schools for high-achieving students in Grades 1-12. The outlook and educational perspectives of the Aga Khan Academies network are based on the vision of His Highness the Aga Khan. The aim of the Academies is to develop future leaders with the skills and knowledge to support positive development in their societies.
At the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, we provide education of the highest international standard that prepares students from international, inter-cultural and inter-faith backgrounds to succeed in an increasingly global world. The Academy is one of the largest and highest performing IB World Schools in Africa offering PYP, MYP and DP programmes. Our students consistently attain IB DP results well above the world average. Over the last three years, students have been offered over USD 20 million to attend top universities around the world.
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, our stunning campus inspires students and they use the resources to flourish in their learning. Our students are given the guidance and mentoring to become socially adept, independent and confident young people.
The three IB programmes offered at the Academy help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.
The three programmes are:
Students can participate in a range of sports and receive training from Kenya national coaches in basketball, swimming and football. They can also engage in various creative activities using the purpose-built facilities, performing and competing In national and international competitions. Arts, sports (basketball, football, swimming, table tennis, badminton, cricket, lawn tennis, volleyball, netball)MUN, debate, chess, environmental clubs, coding club, first aid, book clubPresidents Award and many more.
The Academy's residential programme officially opened in April 2009. Our student residences have been designed to accommodate students and dorm parents, who are teachers who have been chosen carefully and trained to live in the faculty apartments in the student residences.
Up to four students share a room. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings and large windows. Facilities include a student lounge with a breathtaking view out to sea and a large-screen television along with laundry facilities.
The Commons building houses the dining hall and an array of spaces for school activities. It is the hub of student activity and serves as the main space for major school functions, including music and drama performances and public lectures.
“The tour of the residential facility gave me a great sense of fulfillment,” said Bernard Dudi, a teacher and dorm parent. “I appreciate the amount of planning and resources and the thoroughness of the execution.”
Learning beyond the classroom
The culture of the Academy is based on respect, integrity, honesty, fairness, empathy and good humour. Our students, teachers and administrative staff create and sustain this positive learning environment.
The experience of our pluralistic learning community is especially rich for students in residence given the constant interactions among students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
The focus of the residential programme is on students’ intellectual, social, spiritual and physical growth in a structured and ethical environment. In the words of Aziz Batada, a former dorm parent, “The residential experience allows the typical school day – where the vision of the Aga Khan Academy is continuously being lived – to be extended, and education itself is seen as a part of every moment of an individual's life.”