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The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body, and an experienced team of educators and staff.
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Academic Programme

The Academy offers education of an internationally recognised standard of excellence to prepare students to become intellectually curious, globally-minded citizens of the world.
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Admission is competitive and based on merit. This is broadly defined as exceptional intellectual potential, leadership, commitment to learning, strong sense of integrity, and the desire to work towards and instigate positive change.
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Our Campus

Built on a 100-acre site near Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad offers state-of-the art facilities on a secure, landscaped campus.
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The Academies’ programmes aim to develop students who are ethical, publicly-minded, and possess a pluralistic outlook, and who will become future leaders of their home countries.
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The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad has been awarded IB status by the International Body


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Recent News

19 February 2018

The Academy's Entrepreneurship Club hosted their second successful event as part of a CAS project to raise money for future service efforts.

19 February 2018

Academy students visited a senior citizens' home and a boys' orphanage as part of the CAS program, coming away with an understanding of issues facing both these communities, and an eagerness to tackle them.

13 February 2018

Grade 6 students attended a session on ancient Egypt by Ms. Michelle Massaro as part of their "Did They Live Like Us?" unit.


Imtiyaz Hariyani credits the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad with giving him more than just the academic skills he needs to succeed at the undergraduate level. “The spirit that the Academy embedded in me has allowed me to emerge as a global scholar with the support of my family and lifelong friends that I made in Hyderabad and elsewhere,” he explains.

Attending school here has helped me recognise my potential, not just in studies but also in hobby sports! I love Scrabble and I want to become a professional player.

Being part of a team and also having been given positions of authority has taught me about leadership and the qualities one should inculcate to be an inspiring leader.

“To me, being ethical and humble are the most important things.”

“I have always been inspired by the philosophy and implementing agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network, and it brings me great joy to have found a way to realise that career aspiration."

“It’s been a great pleasure to share my previous teaching experience here at the Academy,” commented Surendra. “The Academy is filled with enthusiasm when it comes to sports, particularly swimming.”

"Being able to stand in front of 250 students and fulfilling the opportunity to give them what I had been given, was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life."

“I wake up every morning and look forward to seeing my students in class.”

Rudra Aryan: Aspiring engineer builds fully-functional drone

“I try to learn from everything around me, from everyone.”

“Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible.”

Tanaz Hudda currently acts as the new poster girl for the University of Victoria. She graduated from the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad in 2016 and has just completed her first year of university in Canada.

Sahir Devani, grade 11, shares his experience as an Academy representative at the IB World Student Conference held at King’s College London, from 6-12 August 2017.

Sayema, currently in grade 11, directed and produced an impactful short film to create awareness on child rights for her IB MYP Personal Project.

"I believe that my portfolio is a driving force that allows my students to have a pluralistic outlook and provides them opportunities in action to develop and ingrain those values that are embedded in our institutional vision.”

Khushboo Khoja has a strong passion for helping others which she developed during her time at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad. “I feel like my experience at the Academy was very significant as it made me realise that I am interested in working with social issues and trying to help communities,” she reflects.

Aman Punjani graduated from the Academy in 2016 and took a gap year to pursue his career as a competitive cyclist. Today, he is the U-23 Telangana state champion.

“For me, the best part of school is when we have service class, because I am very keen on serving my society and helping the community around me develop faster.” - Sazil Ramani, grade 10, Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad.

"What one must paint is the image of resemblance—if thought is to become visible in the world" - Rene Magritte.

“Being part of an open-minded community that encouraged challenging what we were taught, the willingness to accept one another, and inspire each other to grow constantly, was very refreshing. I credit these experiences for much of who I am today.” – Dania Quadri, Academy alumna, class of 2014.

Samson Suhas

“I came to this school searching for better opportunities and better facilities through which I can improve in sports and excel in music and studies,” says Samson. “I didn’t have these opportunities in my previous school and didn’t get a chance to play any sport.”

Nanjiba Sayara

"I wish to continue sharing my knowledge, what I have learned and will continue to learn, with my society."

Nigel Jackson from the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is currently in Hyderabad to coordinate and produce the musical Cinderella Rockerfella.

Advait Surana is a residential grade 10 student at the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad. He was selected as one of 18 students from different schools to represent Telangana state at the national U-15 football tournament in Delhi in early September 2016.

Imran Bandeali, Head of Marketing and Admissions at the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad talks about his experience at the Jubilee Games held between 22nd–29th July in Dubai.

Aashish Dhammani

"The Academy is an environment that challenges and nurtures leaders that are fearless, courageous and stewards. I have always envisioned growing up to be one myself."

Sreelatha Kumar

"The Aga Khan Academies’ vision resonates with my own teaching philosophy and aligns with the IB mission statement."

Vasanthi Thandlam, the Academy's Senior School English as an additional language specialist, has been selected as an Operation Smile sponsor for the Vietnam Medical Mission.

"The Academy has made me a very open-minded person. I have learnt to accept people of all backgrounds, something I was not quite comfortable to do before.”

“I think that the [Academy’s] vision has made it possible to look at a bright future...I have learned how to live independently and, at the same time, I have developed as a person, both academically and socially.”

"The Academy is creating a future for me by not only helping me to improve my academics, but by also inculcating in me leadership and reflective skills."

"The Academy has definitely taught me how to open my eyes a little wider and to be a global citizen. In the two years I have been going to the Academy, I have changed the way I look at the world around me."

"I see myself working as an artist, imagining the unimaginable and imposing new ideas to the world.”

“The Academy makes me feel that my children are in the best hands and that most, if not all their educational needs are being met at school and that I can just reinforce that at home.”

"The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad is imparting to our children a holistic education and learning experience that prepares them for life and challenges in today’s world."

Meenashki believes very much in Allie Mooney’s motto: 'If you can reach me then you can teach me'.

Moushumi appreciates having the opportunity to demonstrate her skills and improve on them.

As one of the Academy's start-up teachers, Alison can witness the progress made.

As one of two Canadian Devopment Exchange (CADEX) workers at the Academy in Hyderabad, Lisa wears two hats: one is as the English Support Teacher at the Junior School and the other is with the Outreach programme.

“Teaching is world class at the Academy.”

“I think the Academy has really prepared me for what I have to take on in the future. I have a storehouse of experiences and lessons that I can really tap into… My time at the Academy has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and experience that I will carry with myself through college and life.”

“At the Academy, one thing that I learnt was to see myself as a complete individual and not just a student."

“At the start of school, the teachers made us come together by giving us activities to do so as to get to know each other quickly, making it easier for us to settle, which actually helped.”

“Three months down the line, I have grown as a person.”

“The teachers at the Academy are open-minded and take interest in students, and also the people are nice.”

“I think I’d most probably take my camera, travel around the world, and help promote ethical treatment of animals.”

“My aim was to get [the] best marks, join a [good] university and get a good job. But that will not be different from what millions of people in this world are doing. So whatever it is I want to do, it would be to get the best education and give back to the society. We are good human beings at the end of the day.”


His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurates heritage site - Delhi, Wed 21 Feb

Head of Academy Dr. Fisher & External Relations lead Mrs. Fisher attended the opening of Sunder Nursery at Humayun's Tomb. Event was presided over by Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. 

Farewell to the IB evaluation team

Following an intense week of meetings evaluating IB programs for PYP, MYP and DP across the Academy Junior and Senior Schools, we bid farewell to the first 5 year IB evaluation team visiting AKA Hyderabad this week. A successful visit for all.

Head of Academy presents at Indian Education Congress, Delhi - 13-14th February 2018

Dr. Geoffrey Fisher will be sharing insights on mega trends in the education sector regarding emerging virtual environments, inclusion and sustainability.