The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad is an International Baccalaureate World School and is the second in the network of Aga Khan Academies established by His Highness the Aga Khan.
The Academy features state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body, and an experienced team of educators and staff. We provide students with education of the highest standard in order to prepare them for lives characterised by leadership and service.
Admission to the Academy is competitive and based on student merit, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. We consider all eligible students regardless of socio-economic status.
Mission Statement : The following is the mission statement of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad:
"The Academy will identify and nurture exceptional young people from any background with the potential to become effective, ethical leaders. It will be a joyful community of lifelong, fearless learners who are culturally-rooted and internationally-minded. Academy graduates will be reflective, compassionate, adventurous and creative citizens empowered as stewards to make a positive contribution in a changing world."
A Culture of Excellence : As with all the Aga Khan Academies, we are committed to excellence in all aspects of education. This commitment includes the academic curriculum as well as the campus where students live and learn.
Our campus is architect designed and purpose built. It features state-of-the-art classrooms and resource areas, and extensive sports facilities. These outstanding facilities provide an inspiring environment for both students and staff.At the Academy, we strive to create a balance between academic demands, sports, cultural activities, and community life. We challenge our students to be intellectually inquisitive and socially conscious. We also encourage them to respect and appreciate other people’s cultures, social structures, values and beliefs.
A Rigorous Academic Programme : Our academic programme has been developed through the implementation of the widely-recognised International Baccalaureate (IB). The programme is designed to challenge students of all backgrounds.
Experienced local and international teachers lead our programmes. Faculty members are up-to-date with the best educational practices. They are committed both to their students’ learning and to their own continuing professional development.
Head of Academy : Dr. Geoffrey Fisher
Dean : Aaron Jacob
Our Campus :
Built on a 100-acre site near Rajiv Gandhi Airport, the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad offers state-of-the art facilities on a secure, landscaped campus.
Our school is the second in a network of about 18 planned Academies offering the highest international standard of education to students in countries across Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia.
The campus has been specially designed by renowned architects and is purpose built. Our facilities include the following academic and resource areas:
The Commons Building houses the dining hall and an array of spaces for school activities. It is designed to be the hub of student activity, serving as the Academy’s main space for major school functions, including music and drama performances, and public lectures.
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Our sports facilities are extensive and include:
Residential Facilities : Our school culture is based on respect, integrity, honesty, fairness, empathy and good humour, and these values permeate the ethos of residential life. The residential environment is warm and supportive, and this is reflected in the peaceful and inviting architecture of the residences. Boys and girls live in separate student residences, and all students are closely supervised by faculty and staff.
Academic Programme :
The academic programme of the Aga Khan Academies is both comprehensive and rigorous. It encompasses formal academics as well as global themes (curriculum strands) that are designed to give students the skills to lead in their fields globally and locally.
The Academies' academic programme is organised according to the framework and principles of the globally renowned International Baccalaureate.
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. Through this process, 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 Academies are in the process of putting in place their dual language programme where English and a national language will both be languages of instruction in the Junior School. The aim is for students throughout the school to be at least bilingual.
Additionally, the programme is designed to equip students with the appropriate technical skills, so they have the opportunity to explore how technology is shaping communities.
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