Admission Requirements | Aga Khan Academies

Admission Requirements

The Academy uses a multifaceted assessment in identifying students. The assessments enable students to demonstrate their cognitive, literary, mathematical, creative and leadership abilities.

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.

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Junior School

Years 1–5: Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Students entering year 1 should have completed at least three years of nursery school and must be 6 years of age by 31 August of the year of entry.

All prospective students must demonstrate a potential for high academic achievement and demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy. Each applicant must sit a standard assessment in English and mathematics, supplemented in some cases by personal interviews with key members of the Junior School staff.

Senior School

Years 6–10: 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 applicants must schedule an appointment for a standard assessment test in English and mathematics at the school in addition to providing past student grade reports and certificates of achievement.

Diploma Programme

Years 11–12: Diploma Programme (DP)
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 and humanities as well as an interview with IB Diploma Programme coordinators.

New students will not be accepted in the year of the Diploma exam.