The Aga Khan Academy Dhaka, Bangladesh.


The Aga Khan School in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Students at the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Aga Khan Academy Dhaka

The Aga Khan Academy Dhaka, located on a 17-acre award-winning campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka, opened in 2022 and currently hosts nearly 600 students.

Dedicated to an international level of excellence in education, the integrated global network of Aga Khan Academies offers a curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate (IB). It is enhanced by the Aga Khan Curricular Strands, which consist of Ethics, Pluralism, Cultures (with an emphasis on Muslim civilisations), Governance and Civil Society, and Economics for Development.

To ensure access regardless of socio-economic status or other limiting factors, admission is merit based and means-blind. The Academies aim to develop ethical leaders who work to transform their societies. Students receive a rigorous education, a pluralist cultural experience in an inspiring environment and opportunities to learn through service.

The Academy will be a residential campus. It features well-equipped subject- and age-specific classrooms; international standard science and computer labs; extensive libraries and resource centres; art and music rooms; and the Maidan and sports complex.

The Academies are also committed to improving the standards of education in the areas where they are situated. Each Academy incorporates a Professional Development Centre (PDC), which extends modern teaching and learning methods to government and other schools to benefit the wider region. The PDC at the Academy in Dhaka is working with Concordia University and the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance on the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange project, which uses software to improve children’s literacy skills. Through this partnership, the Academy has translated and digitised 20 English books to Bangla, making them accessible to students across Bangladesh.

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The Aga Khan School, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Aga Khan School Dhaka

The Aga Khan School, Dhaka is considered one of the leading English-medium schools in the country, offering international quality education. The teachers are all Bangladeshi nationals.

The curriculum focuses on student-centred learning, using appropriate teaching and learning strategies such as group and cooperative learning. The curriculum is designed to develop well-rounded individuals who are able to think for themselves, contribute to society and be responsible, engaged citizens.

In 2022, five students from the school received the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for their excellent results in the Cambridge exams. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) students received “Top in the World” in mathematics and Top in Bangladesh in the physics, chemistry, biology and economics awards. A student received the “High Achievement Award” for environmental management at AS Level.

Students and staff from the school have been joining the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka in 2022 and 2023. Students in the Middle Years Programme will be able to complete their IGCSE before beginning the IB Diploma Programme at the Academy.