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 curriculum. Examinations and their results are now a major part of the educational process. The international system is unique in that the students’ 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. The Aga Khan High School, Nairobi endeavours 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 while 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 classroom.
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:
Being a part of the Aga Khan High School, Nairobi and a wonderful academic community where we all have common aspirations for success is an honour. I hope we can stay in touch with you in person and virtually through this website as we share the success stories and achievements of your children. We have created and increased the number of projects over the past year that will significantly increase your child's success when they start school.
Working with the School's student body, faculty and staff makes me incredibly proud. By selecting electives that best meet their educational goals, students can take on difficult assignments and explore novel ideas. We are aware that effective teaching requires the cooperation of school administrators and teachers. We aim to maintain a healthy balance between academics and extracurricular activities so students can choose according to their skills, interests, needs and schedules while also enjoying themselves while learning.
I'm delighted to extend a warm welcome to you all to the Aga Khan High School, Nairobi. The opportunity to head the school fills me with joy and pride. I intend to lead the school with excellent ideas and practices in every way possible to help us reach our objective of becoming one of the top institutions in our community. I'm hoping that by creating a welcoming and encouraging environment, you'll be able to enjoy your time at this amazing school.
We adore connecting with new families and forming enduring relationships with our students. We can't wait to hear about your first day at our school. We invite you to stop by the school to see for yourself how we prepare students with great characteristics, who are committed to pushing their boundaries and taking advantage of the many opportunities offered at the Aga Khan High School, Nairobi.
Headteacher Moses Ngige
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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The Aga Khan High School, Nairobi has consistently been on an upward trend in 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, the 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.