Years 1–5: Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Students entering year 1 should have completed at least three years of nursery school and must be 6 years of age by 31 December of the year of entry.
All prospective students must demonstrate a potential for high academic achievement and demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy. Each applicant must sit a standard assessment in English and mathematics, supplemented in some cases by personal interviews with key members of the Junior School staff.
Years 6–10: Middle Years Programme (MYP)
All students applying for a place in the Senior School must have attained high scholastic achievement in their former educational institutions. They must also demonstrate a keen interest and participation in community service projects outside the classroom and/or extracurricular activities such as sporting activities, clubs, arts and music.
All applicants must schedule an appointment for a standard assessment test in English and mathematics at the school in addition to providing past student grade reports and certificates of achievement.
Years 11–12: Diploma Programme (DP)
Applicants for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as a proven record of civic mindedness and participation in community projects.
The application process requires prospective students to undergo a standardised assessment test in English and humanities as well as an interview with IB Diploma Programme coordinators.
New students will not be accepted in the year of the Diploma exam.