Living on Campus | Aga Khan Academies

Living on Campus

Residential life at the Academy complements and extends the academic experience. The residential programme includes a broad selection of activities and leadership opportunities to enhance students’ learning and growth.

The Academy's residential programme is opening in January 2019 for a limited number of students, capacity will increase gradually over 2 years . Our student residences are designed to accommodate students and dorm parents, who are teachers who have been chosen carefully and trained to live in the faculty apartments in the student residences. 

Up to four students share a room. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings and large windows. Facilities include a student lounge with IT facilities, wifi and a large-screen television along with laundry facilities.

The Commons building, when completed, will house the dining hall and an array of spaces for school activities. It will be the hub of student activity and serves as the main space for major school functions including music and drama performances and public lectures.


Learning beyond the classroom

The culture of the Academy is based on respect, integrity, honesty, fairness, empathy and good humour. Our students, teachers and administrative staff create and sustain this positive learning environment.

The experience of our pluralistic learning community is especially rich for students in residence given the constant interactions among students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The focus of the residential programme is on students’ intellectual, social, spiritual and physical growth in a structured and ethical environment. In the words of Aziz Batada, a former dorm parent in Mombasa, “The residential experience allows the typical school day – where the vision of the Aga Khan Academy is continuously being lived – to be extended, and education itself is seen as a part of every moment of an individual's life.”

 

To see more pictures of the residential campus and examples of residential programmes at our other Academies, click here