Primary Years Programme | Aga Khan Academies

Primary Years Programme

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa was authorised to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum by the International Baccalaureate in April 2007.

Foundations for lifelong learning

We offer the PYP for students in years 1–5 (aged 6–10). The programme focuses on the development of the whole child. It is geared towards creating independent, confident and respectful learners.

Our classroom curriculum and after-school activities address the children's social, physical, cultural and ethical development while giving them a strong foundation in all the major areas of knowledge. 

The curriculum consists of five essential elements:

  • concepts
  • knowledge
  • skills
  • attitude
  • action.  

The core subjects we cover include English language, mathematics, social studies, science and technology. The Primary Years Programme at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa also includes a beginning computing course, physical education, music, art, French and Kiswahili.

Students and teachers explore questions in all subject areas using an interactive, student-centred approach. The knowledge element of the curriculum is enhanced by six themes that are studied across the various subject disciplines. These are: 

  • who we are 
  • where we are in place and time
  • how we express ourselves
  • how the world works
  • how we organise ourselves
  • sharing the planet. 

The PYP develops well-rounded students who are well versed in all areas of knowledge. They learn to be intellectually curious, principled, caring, open-minded, well balanced and reflective learners.

Please click here to learn more about the PYP Exhibition, which takes place in year 5. The Exhibition is a capstone experience for each PYP student.

Please visit the Admission Requirements page or contact us to find out more about applying to the PYP at the Academy.