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Our Campus

Built on a 20-acre site near Bashundara, Dhaka, the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka offers state-of-the art facilities on a secure, landscaped campus.

The Aga Khan Academy will be located on a 20-acre plot in Bashundara, Dhaka and will enrol 750 students (K–12) with a capacity to expand to 1,200. Residential facilities will be provided for students and staff to allow for wide participation and enable a diverse learning community. The school has been designed by renowned international architects to ensure the best possible educational experience in a physical environment that resonates with local Bangladeshi culture and architectural traditions.


The design for the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka received the award for best ‘Future Education’ project at the World Architecture Festival 2017, held on 15-17 November in Berlin, Germany. The award recognises the excellence of the school’s design as well as the project’s intention to generate positive social impact, which arises from the mission and values of the Aga Khan Academies and the wider Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The vision of the Academies is to develop future leaders with the skills and knowledge to positively support development in their own societies.

Construction of the Academy began in 2018, with classes for students planned to start in 2021.

Our school is the second in a network of about 18 planned Academies offering the highest international standard of education to students in countries across Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East.

The campus has been specially designed by renowned architects and is purpose built. Our facilities include the following academic and resource areas:

  • subject and age-specific classrooms
  • well-equipped science and computer laboratories
  • library and resource centres
  • rooms for the fine arts, music and dance, including individual practice booths and a music recording area.

The Commons building houses the dining hall and an array of spaces for school activities. It is designed to be the hub of student activity, serving as the Academy’s main space for major school functions, including music and drama performances, and public lectures. 

Sports facilities

Our sports facilities are extensive and include swimming and diving pools and fields for all sports.

 

We invite you to visit the Academy to take a tour of our campus.