The foundations of the present education system were laid by Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III, who established over 200 schools during the 20th century. The first schools were established around 1905 in Zanzibar, Gwadar (Pakistan), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Mundra (India). The School has two campuses; Makerere and Kololo.
The Aga Khan Schools strive to create a harmonious balance between academic demands, sporting and cultural activities and community life. It challenges its pupils to be intellectually inquisitive and socially conscious. The School believes that while what students know is important, the true measure of a student’s education is the ability to analyze what they do not know.
The School curriculum is based on East African syllabi that has been integrated and enriched with the British National curriculum. It is a broad and balanced curriculum emphasizing academic, social, emotional and physical development within a multicultural environment.
|Admission||1st child: 300,000
2nd child: 250,000
3rd child: 200,000
When considering placing a child, we mainly consider the date of birth (appropriate age of the child), the information provided by the parents on the child’s developmental history, school reports from the previous school where applicable, a readiness test for the children joining Reception or Pre-primary class and any other relevant information that has been provided.
The following procedures are to be followed when applying:
To begin the application process, please pick and fill an application form from the Admissions Office. The form should be submitted along with the following documents:
A valid copy of birth certificate
A copy of immunization/vaccination card
2 recent passport photographs
A recent report card /or leaving certificate from the previous school for students applying to Reception class.
Once you have filled and submitted the application form, a convenient date will be scheduled for the entrance assessment (For Reception/Pre-primary Class only). Entrance assessments are intended to detect the level of current development and achievement. For KG/NR 1, 2 & 3 admission is based on the appropriate age as per the class.
When the assessment is completed, the Admissions Officer will invite the parent to discuss the results of his/her child and then, if appropriate, issue an admission letter, bank slips, and Nursery School regulations. Payment should be made within two weeks from the date the admission letter is issued. A copy of the School bank slip should be delivered at the Admissions Office after making the payments.
Once fees are paid, the parent will be required to purchase a complete set of School uniform.
On the starting date, the parent will be required to come along with the child/student to the Admissions Office by 8:00am and the Admissions Officer will then introduce the parent and child to the Nursery School Head teacher.
The School encourages extra-curricular activities that enrich a child’s learning experience and skills. To this end, a wide variety of sports and extra-curricular activities are available.
Students can participate in afternoon clubs and activities including Tae Kwon Do, Music, Dance and Drama, Sports, Ballet, Cookery and Computer Club, Busy Bee which includes various Science experiments. This programme is optional for children aged between 4 – 6 years.
In addition, there is an annual Sports Day. Swimming and Physical Education is integrated in the School curriculum. While swimming is optional (with additional fees), weekly physical education lessons are mandatory for all students.