We offer robust academic teaching on a campus with facilities that are the envy of many schools, the Aga Khan High School, Nairobi strives to impart an education that will enable students to become top performers nationally and internationally, by adapting the best international and contemporary teaching and learning as well as educational leadership philosophies.
Established in 1961, the Aga Khan High School, Nairobi is a private co-educational, multicultural day secondary school. The school is situated in Westlands, along Waiyaki Way, just seven kilometres from Nairobi's City Centre.
The school offers the KCSE, IGCSE and GCE curricula. In July 2009, the school became a fully certified center with the University of Cambridge International Examinations, and the first cohort of IGCSE students sat for IGCSE examinations in 2010. Examinations and their results are now a major part of the educational process. Higher institutions of learning currently look not only at A Level results but also at IGCSE results when offering students a place in their institutions. The international system is unique in that the student's final three years of school is dominated by examinations. We appreciate that this time can be stressful and difficult for both the students and their families. Aga Khan endeavors to provide the students and their parents with an environment where ideas are exchanged for the betterment of the student's welfare. We believe very strongly that it is a system that encourages inquisitiveness, rational inspiration, fun, and challenging demands, it also allows a holistic development of a character that will allow success beyond the class room.
We offer robust academic teaching on a campus with facilities that are the envy of many schools, the Aga Khan High School, Nairobi strives to impart an education that will enable students to become top performers nationally and internationally, by adapting the best international and contemporary teaching and learning as well as educational leadership philosophies. This makes our students well-placed members of the Kenyan society, who will shape Kenya and the entire world for generations to come.
The school has a strong ethos based on values and spirituality; we strive to develop students who will exhibit:
I am delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you to the Aga Khan High School, Nairobi website. We hope to give you a flavour of the school and all that it offers our children.
Aga Khan High School, Nairobi is a private co-educational, multicultural day secondary school. It is part of a group of schools that are managed by the Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya. The Aga Khan school has a long established history of preparing their students for the challenges of university and life beyond a formal education.
I have always strongly believed that having the opportunity to educate other people's children is a rare privilege that brings with it a responsibility to provide the best all round education that prepares our students for the challenges of an ever-changing world. Aga Khan High School, Nairobi sets very exacting standards and the expectations of our students is purposefully high.
Our students are taught to believe in themselves, be inquisitive, robust and to be aspiring. We praise high-achievers in any aspect of their life, whether it is in the classroom or on the sports field. Aga Khan High School, Nairobi is purposefully small as we value community. We are a genuine multi-faith and multi-racial school where the students respect each other and value the differences that contribute to our unique society.
I hope you will take the time to visit the school, so that you can see first-hand why we have a reputation as one of the most beautiful and well equipped schools in East Africa. I am confident that you will sense our commitment to providing a rigorous approach to learning and a sensitive and caring provision of services. We want to encourage our young men and women to grow in depth and think beyond themselves and begin their development to becoming hard working and honourable members of our society.
Word from the principal Mr. Ambrose Maina
The Aga Khan High School Nairobi boasts extensive facilities, which include:
We have four well-equipped science laboratories, a home science laboratory, a well-stocked library, a lecture room, 16 classrooms, computer laboratory and a large multi-purpose hall.
We have two sports fields, basketball court, and swimming pool (used for NASA swim meets).
Alumni are encouraged to keep in touch with their alma mater school either directly or through the AKESK Central Office.
While a structured alumni program does not exist at present, AKESK is in the process of developing a new alumni programme which will be launched soon.
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Aga Khan High School has consistently been on an upward trend both in IGCSE and KCSE examinations. The school has continued to strengthen its performance in these examinations. We have been ranked among the best private schools in Nairobi County. A summary of the School mean score in KCSE for the past 10 years is illustrated below.
With small sized-classes we have maintained an appropriate student-teacher ratio that maximizes learning. With committed teachers, focused students and supportive parents Aga Khan High school Nairobi will continue to scale new heights in academic excellence.
We boast a huge range of sporting activities involvement, as members of KSF Nairobi (Kenya Swimming Federation Nairobi branch), PIPSSA (Private and international prep schools sports association) IPSSA (International and Private Schools Sports Association) county school secondary schools school games. We are fortunate to be able to compete with over twenty other schools in and around Nairobi over the course of the year. An average month will have between 5 and 10 sports fixtures taking place and tournaments for each of the major sports will be attended by our teams each term. Our ‘Sport for All' policy ensures that children of all abilities are given opportunities to take part in competitive sport if they show commitment by attending the training sessions on offer. In addition, inter-house competitions in athletics, football, rugby, swimming and X-country, take place for both age groups (senior and junior).
In 2016, the swimmers participated in KSF national events and attained the qualifying time, the team also came in second in the PIPSSA swimming championships. The basketball players were number two in PIPSSA basketball championship. Footballers both under 16 years and the school team become number two in Westlands Sub-County with three of our students being selected to play in the national junior league in different football clubs.