The Aga Khan High School, Mombasa

The School offers a broad-based, multi-disciplinary education with emphases on languages, sciences, humanities, technical subjects and student-centered teaching/learning within an interactive learning environment that is designed to stimulate the joy of enquiry.

About Us

The Aga Khan High School, Mombasa is a mixed day school offering the Kenyan National Curriculum as well as the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum.

The school is open to students of all religions, races and nationalities and comprises 627 students, 44 teachers and 10 non-teaching staff members. It is a private school run by Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKES, K), an institution that works to provide quality education to 11 schools in Kenya.

The origins of The Aga Khan High School, Mombasa dates to the opening of the boys' elementary school in 1918 and the establishment of the girls school in 1919.

The current building, constructed between 1945 and 1951, is situated on Vanga Road, between the Aga Khan Hospital, Jaffery Academy and across from the Government Training Institute. It houses two schools - The Aga Khan Primary School and The Aga Khan High School.

The School offers a broad-based, multi-disciplinary education with emphases on languages, sciences, humanities, technical subjects and student-centered teaching/learning within an interactive learning environment that is designed to stimulate the joy of enquiry.

Curriculum

The School offers the Kenya National (8-4-4) Curriculum from Form 1 to Form 4. At the end of the four years' course in high school, students sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (KCSE) which qualifies them for university education.

In January 2010 a Grade 9 class offering the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum was started. However, IGCSE is being phased out, with the last class doing 'O' level examinations in May/June 2018.

The following subjects are offered in KCSE:

  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Islamic and Christian Religious Studies
  • History & Government
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Home Science
  • Computer Studies (Computer Literacy is compulsory in Form 1 and Form 2)
  • Two foreign languages (French and Arabic)
  • Physics (which is optional in Form 3 and Form 4).

In the IGCSE, the subjects offered are: English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, Business Studies and Kiswahili/French.

Extra-curricular Activities

Junior Achievement, Debating, Drama, Elocution, Music, Sports, Ranger Guides, Scouting, Young Farmers Club, First Aid, Interact Club, and Presidents Award Scheme.

Organization of and active participation in Inter-House, Inter-School and National Competitions.

Facilities

Academics

  • 4 laboratories
  • 2 Computer Rooms, with one room offering courses in CISCO, CCNA 1, 2 to alumni, current students and students from other schools; the other room is used solely for KCSE. Computer Studies programme.
  • Special rooms for French, Religious Studies and Geography
  • Cookery and Needlework rooms
  • Multi-purpose Hall
  • Conference room
  • Library

Sports

  • Swimming pool
  • Sports field

Contact Us

Aga Khan High School, Mombasa
Vanga Road
P.O. Box 90062-80100
Mombasa
KENYA
Phone: +254 41 2408005 / +254 734 470 000 / +254 733 470 047 (Mobile)
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