Bridging Global and Local | Aga Khan Academies

Bridging Global and Local

The Aga Khan Academies provide a globally relevant education, notably through the Aga Khan Curricular Strands (AK Strands), co-curricular offerings and student life. Students are exposed to global themes that emerge from the local context within which students live and learn.

The curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, and the overall Academies educational programme is aimed at developing students with strong leadership potential.

The AK Strands focus on globally applicable concepts such as pluralism and global economics. Students are also instructed in English and a local language in all Academies.

Academy students will be expected to spend time on another Academy campus during their secondary school years, thus providing them an immersion experience in a different culture.

The shared IB curriculum enables student and teacher exchanges between Academies.





"A great school, will educate its students not merely to be personally successful but also to use their gifts to build their communities and enhance the common good to levels beyond our dreams." His Highness the Aga Khan (Mombasa, December 2003)