The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi

Admission to the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Nursery School

Admission is based solely on merit and the School does not discriminate in admissions on nationality, ethnic origin or religion. Parents of students with non-Kenyan nationalities must show a valid residence permit, and obtain a student pass for their child to be enrolled at the School.

Enrolment Information

We believe each child has his/her own strengths and admissions are based on the inclination of the student in terms of their creativity and critical thinking.

Criteria for admission to the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Nursery School include:

  • Appropriate age of child
  • Reports and recommendations from the previous school (if any)
  • Availability of space (maximum 22)

Admission

Prospective parents are advised and welcome to visit the School. Children are placed in the appropriate age groups depending on their age. No interviews are conducted with children eligible for Playgroup class.

Admission Test

Prospective students are required to complete both a written admission test in addition to attending an interview.


Class/Level
Age as of Dec. 31st

Playgroup
2 – 3 years

Kindergarten 1
3 – 4 years

Kindergarten 2
4 – 5 years

Kindergarten 3
5 – 6 years


Fees

SEPT. TO DEC.
PLAY GROUP
K1
K2
K3
Tuition fees
73,920
93,950
93,950
109,950
Diary
400
400
400
400
Reading log
-
-
400
-
Medical fee
1,800
1,800
1,800
1,800
TOTAL
76,120
96,150
96,550
112,150

JAN. TO APRIL
PLAY GROUP
K1
K2
K3
Tuition fees
73,920
93,950
93,950
109,950
Diary
-
-
-
-
Reading log
-
-
-
-
Medical fee
-
-
-
-
TOTAL
73,920
93,950
93,950
109,950

MAY TO AUG.
PLAY GROUP
K1
K2
K3
Tuition fees
73,920
93,950
93,950
109,950
Diary
-
-
-
-
Reading log
-
-
-
-
Medical fee
-
-
-
-
TOTAL
73,920
93,950
93,950
109,950

Optional fee
Club fee: 16,000
Tae kwondo: 3,500
Skating: 4,000
Library: 400

New Students
Admission fee: 2,500
Caution deposit: 5,000

NOTE: Fees subject to change. Please contact school for Fee policies and payments.

Admission to the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Junior School

Admission is based solely on merit and the School does not discriminate in admissions on nationality, race, tribe, ethnic origin or religion. Parents of students with non-Kenyan nationalities must show a valid residence permit, and obtain a student pass for their child to be enrolled at the School.

All prospective students are expected to be conversant in English, have good numerical literacy, show academic aptitude and interest in co-curricular/sporting activities, and have a positive record of behaviour both in and outside the classroom.

Grade One Entry

In September each year, the Junior School admits approximately 75 students into Grade 1, aged 5.8 to 6.8 years. Preference is given to students from the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Nursery School, where the PYP curriculum is followed. Students from the Nursery School receive admission to the Junior School if they have been at the nursery School for at least two years (K2 and K3) and they receive a recommendation for admission from the Head-Teacher of the Nursery School.

A small number of students are also admitted from other various nursery schools. For these students, selection is based on performance on entry level assessments and interviews with the students and parents.

Transfer from other schools

For admission into other grades, an applicant is required to sit an entrance test. An interview will also be held with the student and sometimes with parents. Past reports from previous schools are taken into consideration for admission.

Scholarships

The Aga Khan Academy offers Scholarships to recognize academic excellence to new or continuing students. These scholars must have other outstanding qualities in the areas of citizenship and character to benefit from an education at The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi.

All scholarships are based on a demonstration of financial need.

The number of scholarships and the amount will vary from year to year.

The Aga Khan Academy wishes to attract high calibre students who maintain or advance the academic standard of the School. To assist families who would like to educate their children at the Academy, but cannot afford full fees, a limited amount of assistance may be granted in exceptional cases. The families concerned may apply to a special Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya panel for consideration.


Fees

Fee structure for the Academic year September 2019 - August 2020

SEPT. TO DEC.
GRADE 1-2
GRADE 3-4
GRADE 5
Tuition fees
236,700
249,800
255,100
Development levy
3,000
3,000
3,000
School diary
1,500
1,500
1,500
Medical fee
700
700
700
Maths Whizz
2,500
2,500
2,500
TOTAL
244,400
257,500
262,800

JAN. TO APRIL
GRADE 1-2
GRADE 3-4
GRADE 5
Tuition fees
236,700
249,800
255,100
Medical fee
700
700
700
Maths Whizz
2,500
2,500
2,500
ACER exam fee
-
4,000
4,000
TOTAL
239,900
257,000
262,300

MAY TO AUG.
GRADE 1-2
GRADE 3-4
GRADE 5
Tuition fees
236,700
249,800
255,100
Medical fee
700
700
700
Maths Whizz
2,500
2,500
2,500
TOTAL
239,900
253,000
258,300

New Students
Admission fee (non refundable)
15,000
Portfolio (non refundable)
1,000
Text book levy (non refundable)
-
Caution deposit (refundable)
15,000
Development levy (non refundable)
3,000

Notes:

  1. The development levy is charged once a year and is used to improve facilities and resources at the school
  2. The ACER fee will be charged in February 2020 determined on the actual costs. The fee will be based on the current exchange rate.

Admission to the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi Senior School

Admission to the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi Senior School is competitive, and based on merit. The School does not discriminate in admissions on nationality, ethnic origin or religion.

Students from Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Junior School

Admission for students graduating from the Junior School Grade 6 is automatic with a recommendation from the Head Teacher of the Junior School, except for students who have not cleared their school fees and other financial obligations to the Junior School.

The Junior School Head Teacher shall provide a recommendation to students who have:

a) Satisfactorily met the academic requirements of the Junior School;
b) Exhibited satisfactory behaviour during their stay at the Junior School;
c) Completed at least 3 years at the Junior School;
d) Demonstrated the qualities of the IB learner profile and the AKESK student ethos.

For all recommended students, the Junior School Head Teacher shall provide all relevant information to the Senior School Admissions Committee, including report cards, learning support records, behaviour records and ACER exams.

Students from Other Schools

Candidates from other schools must meet ANY of the following requirements in order to be considered for admissions:

  1. Students coming from an international curriculum school must demonstrate a minimum grade of B Minus (or equivalent) or higher in English, mathematics, one science subject, and one humanities subject in the entire last year of their current or last school. These grades must be shown on an official transcript or report card on school letterhead
  2. Students from the National curriculum should have attained a minimum mark of 300 to qualify for entrance into MYP 3, or 230 to qualify for admission to MYP 2. They must also meet the age requirement specified in Section 1.0
  3. Attain a minimum score of 50% on an on-line (ACER- OPI) placement test in English and Mathematics, and Problem Solving. Creative Writing should be a minimum of 4. There is a fee for this test, which parents must pay in advance.
  4. An official Letter of Reference from the Head Teacher or Deputy at the candidate’s current school, along with a School Leaving Certificate from the School which comments on the behaviour of the student.

Parents will be required to bring copies of the student’s birth certificate and original documents pertaining to their previous schooling.

Conditional Acceptance

Conditional acceptance to MYP 1- 3 may be given in exception circumstances to students who:

  • Come from an international curriculum school and have C grades in 8 subjects AND obtain at least 50% in the ACER placement and Problem Solving assessment
  • Come from a National Curriculum school and have attained 300 marks in the KCPE examination
  • Meet criteria Section 4.0 above
  • Accept to be on academic probation, which requires them to meet a level 4 achievement in all eight MYP disciplines within the first year at the Senior School

Failure to meet the achievement level 4 in all eight MYP disciplines by the end of the first year of attendance at the Senior School will result in the student being asked to withdraw from the school.


Admissions to Grade 10 (MYP 5) First Year of IGCSE within MYP

Candidates must meet ALL the following requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  1. Students coming from National or International Curriculum schools must demonstrate a minimum grade of B (or equivalent) or higher in English, mathematics, one science subject and one humanities subject in the entire last year of their current or last school, AND a minimum grade of C in 4 other examinable subjects. These grades must be shown on an official transcript or report card on school letterhead and supplied directly from the current school.
  2. Attain a minimum score of 50% on an on-line (ACER OPI) placement test in English and Mathematics, and Problem Solving. Creative Writing should be a minimum of 4. There is a fee for this test, which parents must bear.
  3. A recommendation letter from the Head Teacher or Deputy at the candidate’s current school, along with a school leaving certificate.

Parents will be required to bring copies of the child’s birth certificate and original documents pertaining to their previous schooling.

Conditional Acceptance

Conditional acceptance to MYP 4 may be given in exceptional circumstances to students who:

  • Come from an International Curriculum school and have C grades in 8 subjects AND obtain at least 50% in the ACER placement.
  • Meet criteria of Section 3.0 and 4.0 above.
  • Accept to be on academic probation, which requires them to obtain B grades in 4 subjects and maintain a C grade in their other 4 subjects.

Failure to meet the probation requirement by the end of MYP 4 at the Senior School will result in the student being asked to withdraw from the school.


Admission to Grade 12 (DP1) First Year of IB Diploma Programme

INTERNAL STUDENTS

Internal students, graduating from MYP 5 at the Aga Khan Senior School Nairobi will be required to exhibit capacity to perform well in the Diploma Programme. As such, they will be required to meet the following in addition to DP entry requirements:

  • A minimum MYP grade of 6 in each proposed HL subject and a minimum of 5 in the proposed SL subject.
  • A minimum of 6 credits (A* to C) in their IGCSE mock examinations, and a minimum of B or equivalent in the three subjects they propose to study at Higher Level in the Diploma Programme.
  • A satisfactory behaviour record at the Senior School as per the academic and behaviour policies.
  • Clearance of all fees and financial obligations to the school.
  • Mandatory successful completion of the MYP Personal Project with a minimum achievement level of 4.

STUDENTS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS

Candidates from other schools must meet ALL the following requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  • Candidates must have obtained a minimum grade of B in the three subjects they propose to study at Higher Level in the Diploma Programme and a minimum grade of C in the three subjects they propose to study at Standard Level. These grades must be supported by official transcripts from KCSE or IGCSE.
  • Applicants from schools that offer GCE Edexcel must obtain a minimum grade of A or A* in the three subjects they propose to study at Higher Level in the Diploma Programme and a grade of B or higher in the three subjects they propose to study at Standard Level. These grades must be supported by official transcripts from GCE Edexcel.
  • Candidates from MYP schools must have obtained a level 5 or higher for the subjects they propose to study at Standard Level and a grade 6 and above for the subjects they propose to study in Higher Level.
  • An official letter of reference from the Head Teacher or Deputy at the candidate’s current school, along with a School Leaving Certificate.
  • All external candidates must write an entrance exam in English Literature (unseen paper).
  • Parents will be required to attach copies of the child’s birth certificate and original documents pertaining to their previous schooling.

Conditional Acceptance

Conditional acceptance to DP 1 may be given to students from an IGCSE curriculum based on the mock/predicted results of their school. Their admission will be confirmed on receipt of the final results on an official transcript from Cambridge or IGCSE.


Admissions to Grade 13 (DP2) Second Year of IB Diploma Programme

Admissions to DP 2 may be done only in exceptional circumstances, if students meet the following conditions:

  • They have completed the first year of the Diploma Programme at an authorized school.
  • They have a total of 29 points at the end of their first year in their current school, and a minimum grade of C in Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge, and have completed their Community Action and Service (CAS) hours, certified by the CAS Coordinator at their current school.
  • Obtain a mean level 4 achievement in an entrance assessment comprised of an end-of-year exam or equivalent at the Senior School.
  • Provide an official Letter of Reference from the Head Teacher or Deputy at the candidate’s current school, along with a School Leaving Certificate.
  • Successfully complete an interview by the DP Coordinator and the Head Teacher.

Scholarships

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi Senior School offers Scholarships to recognize academic excellence and all round talent (academic excellence combined with demonstrated achievement in artistic, dramatic, dance, musical, or athletic performance) to new or continuing students in grades 7, 10 (first year of IGCSE) and Grade 12 (first year of IB). These scholars must have other outstanding qualities in the areas of citizenship and character to benefit from an education at the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi Senior School.

All scholarships are based on a demonstration of financial need.

The number of scholarships and the amount will vary from one year to the next. The School is committed to meeting the maximum possible financial needs of scholars within the limits of the budget.

The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Senior School wishes to attract high calibre students who maintain or advance the academic standard of the School. To assist families who would like to educate their children at the Academy, but cannot afford full fees, a limited amount of assistance may be granted in exceptional cases. The families concerned may apply to a special Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya panel for consideration.


Fees

SEPT. TO DEC.
JAN. TO APRIL
MAY TO AUG.
Tuition fees
Grade 7: 234,000
Grade 8: 234,000
Grade 9: 234,000
Grade 10: 234,000
Grade 11: 352,000
IBDP 1: 305,000
IBDP 2: 457,500
Grade 7: 234,000
Grade 8: 234,000
Grade 9: 234,000
Grade 10: 234,000
Grade 11: 352,000
IBDP 1: 305,000
IBDP 2: 457,500
Grade 7-9: 234,000
Grade 10: 207,000
IBDP 1: 305,000
Grade 11 & IB2: -

Development levy
Grade 7: 3,000
Grade 8: 3,000
Grade 9: 3,000
Grade 10: 3,000
Grade 11: 3,000
IBDP 1: 3,000
IBDP 2: 3,000
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: -
Grade 11: -
IBDP 1: -
IBDP 2: -
Grade 7-9: -
Grade 10: -
IBDP 1: -
Grade 11 & IB2: -

Diary & folder fee
Grade 7: 2,500
Grade 8: 2,500
Grade 9: 2,500
Grade 10: 2,500
Grade 11: 2,500
IBDP 1: 2,500
IBDP 2: 2,500
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: -
Grade 11: -
IBDP 1: -
IBDP 2: -
Grade 7-9: -
Grade 10: -
IBDP 1: -
Grade 11 & IB2: -

Medical fee
Grade 7: 700
Grade 8: 700
Grade 9: 700
Grade 10: 700
Grade 11: 1,050
IBDP 1: 700
IBDP 2: 1,050
Grade 7: 700
Grade 8: 700
Grade 9: 700
Grade 10: 700
Grade 11: 1,050
IBDP 1: 700
IBDP 2: 1,050
Grade 7-9: 700
Grade 10: 700
IBDP 1: 700
Grade 11 & IB2: -

Litterature set books
Grade 7: 1,600
Grade 8: 500
Grade 9: 1,700
Grade 10: 1,100
Grade 11: 2,700
IBDP 1: 1,100
IBDP 2: 3,700
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: -
Grade 11: -
IBDP 1: -
IBDP 2: -
Grade 7-9: -
Grade 10: -
IBDP 1: -
Grade 11 & IB2: -

Outdoor Pursuit Trip
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: -
Grade 11: -
IBDP 1: -
IBDP 2: -
Grade 7: 5,500
Grade 8: 5,500
Grade 9: 5,500
Grade 10: 5,500
Grade 11: -
IBDP 1: -
IBDP 2: -
Grade 7-9: 5,500
Grade 10: 5,500
IBDP 1: -
Grade 11 & IB2: -

ACER exam fee
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: -
Grade 11: -
IBDP 1: -
IBDP 2: -
Grade 7: 5,500
Grade 8: 7,500
Grade 9: 5,500
Grade 10: 7,500
Grade 11: -
IBDP 1: -
IBDP 2: -
Grade 7-9: -
Grade 10: -
IBDP 1: -
Grade 11 & IB2: -

Film studies levy
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: 5,000
Grade 11: 5,000
IBDP 1: 10,000
IBDP 2: 10,000
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: 5,000
Grade 11: 5,000
IBDP 1: 10,000
IBDP 2: 10,000
Grade 7-9: -
Grade 10: 5,000
IBDP 1: 10,000
Grade 11 & IB2: -

Text book levy
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: -
Grade 11: -
IBDP 1: 15,000
IBDP 2: -
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: -
Grade 11: -
IBDP 1: -
IBDP 2: -
Grade 7-9: -
Grade 10: -
IBDP 1: -
Grade 11 & IB2: -

TOTAL
Grade 7: 241,800
Grade 8: 240,700
Grade 9: 241,900
Grade 10: 246,300
Grade 11: 366,250
IBDP 1: 337,300
IBDP 2: 477,750
Grade 7: 245,700
Grade 8: 247,700
Grade 9: 245,700
Grade 10: 252,700
Grade 11: 358,050
IBDP 1: 315,700
IBDP 2: 468,550
Grade 7-9: 240,200
Grade 10: 218,200
IBDP 1: 315,700
Grade 11 & IB2: -

DP & IGCSE Students

Art Course fee
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: -
Grade 11: 10,000
IBDP 1: 5,000
IBDP 2: 10,000
Grade 7: -
Grade 8: -
Grade 9: -
Grade 10: -
Grade 11: 10,000
IBDP 1: 5,000
IBDP 2: 10,000
Grade 7-9: -
Grade 10: -
IBDP 1: -
Grade 11 & IB2: -

Optional fee
Lunch fee: Optional per Term

New Students
Admission fee: 10,000 (non refundable)
Text book levy: 15,000 (non refundable)
Caution deposit: 15,000 (Refundable)

NOTE: Fees subject to change. Please contact school for Fee policies and payments.