The curriculum is based on the globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. The Academies offer the IB programmes across both primary and secondary levels, including the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.
The academic curriculum is designed to ensure that students' theoretical learning is linked to relevant local and international issues through the focus on the Aga Khan Academy Curricular Strands. Students are able to develop their understanding of the world alongside analytical skills, an ability to learn independently and the desire to make a difference.
The Aga Khan Academies also incorporate an innovative dual-language programme that includes instruction in both English and the national language, with the aim for all students to become bilingual. As the network of Aga Khan Academies grows, senior students and teachers will be able to participate in exchanges between the schools, providing practical experience of immersion in a different cultural and linguistic context.
Technology is an additional area of emphasis, and the first two Aga Khan Academies in Mombasa and Hyderabad have both been recognised as Microsoft Showcase Schools. Students develop competence with technology as well as the ability to explore how technology is shaping communities.
Through an active and student-centred approach, the Academies’ academic programme gives students the skills and ability to pursue a competitive, high-quality post-secondary education. They become thoughtful, curious, ethical and community-oriented leaders who are prepared to take on the challenges of a complex and interdependent world.