Primary Years | Aga Khan Academies

Primary Years

Following in the footsteps of its sister schools in Mombasa, Hyderabad and Maputo, the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School.* These are schools that share a common philosophy — a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that the Academy believes is important for our students.

Foundations for lifelong learning

Our Primary Years curriculum for students in Grades 1–5 (aged 6–11) focuses on the development of the whole child. It is geared towards creating independent, confident and respectful learners.

Our classroom curriculum addresses 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, Bangla, mathematics, social studies, science and technology. Our programme also includes physical education, music and art. The use of Informational technology (IT) is integrated throughout the curriculum. 

Students and teachers explore questions in all subject areas using an interactive, student-centred approach. This triggers students' curiosity, encouraging them to make connections with real-world issues. Students become active, autonomous learners who can take action as a result of their learning. 

Our curriculum 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 visit the Admission Requirements page to find out more about applying to Grades 1-5 at the Academy.


*Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit