Admission Requirements | Aga Khan Academies

Admission Requirements

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We currently welcome enquiries for students for our Nursery and Junior Schools.

Our programmes are based on the principles and practices of the International Baccalaureate. The admission requirements for the Academy's programmes, including language requirements, are outlined below.  

For the Aga Khan Academy Maputo, the admissions process can be followed in either English or Portuguese.

Admission is competitive and based on student merit, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. The Academy endeavours to meet the demonstrated financial need of each admitted student.

Nursery School

Kindergarten 2 and Kindergarten 3: Early Years Programme

Students entering Kindergarten 2 must be 4 years of age by 1 August of the year of entry.

All prospective students must demonstrate the potential for high achievement. Each applicant will participate in a variety of assessment exercises.

Students may enter the nursery section without a strong prior knowledge of one of the languages of instruction, English or Portuguese. 

Junior School

Grades 1–5: Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Students entering grade 1 ideally will have completed at least three years of nursery school and must be 6 years of age by 1 August of the year of entry.

All prospective students must demonstrate a potential for high academic achievement and competency in literacy and numeracy. Each applicant will participate in a variety of assessment exercises.

Students may enter the first three years of the PYP without a strong prior knowledge of one of the languages of instruction, English or Portuguese. However, in the last three years of the PYP, students must have a basic level of proficiency in both languages before they may be admitted.

Senior School

Grades 6–8: Middle Years Programme (MYP)

All students applying for a place in the Senior School must have attained high scholastic achievement in their former educational institutions. They must also demonstrate a keen interest and participation in community service projects outside the classroom and/or extracurricular activities such as sporting activities, clubs, arts and music.

All prospective students must demonstrate a potential for high academic achievement and competency in literacy and numeracy at the school in addition to providing past student grade reports and certificates of achievement.

Applying to the Academy

For further information about admissions, please contact admissions.maputo@agakhanacademies.org.