A full-fledged International Academy following International Baccalaureate (IB) Syllabus is going to be inaugurated in Hyderabad next week.
The Aga Khan Academy, near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, is going to be inaugurated on 20 September as the city’s first International Academy with IB Syllabus in the benign presence of Union human resource development (HRD) minister Pallam Raju and chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
The campus currently has over 350 students studying in classes I to XII and will be the only international school in the city which will offer IB syllabus and would not be affiliated with local and national boards in the country. The IB syllabus is accepted as a standard across the globe as the grading is supposedly better than the CBSE’s national curriculum.
The campus development, which started in 2010, has currently reached its second phase where infrastructure has the capability to accommodate 750 students at one time.
While 50 per cent of the students of the academy pay the total fee, the rest are on financial support on a merit-cum-means basis.
The director of Aga Khan Academy, Salim AL Bhatia, said, that they have plans of further development and that they hope to develop facilities to accommodate 1,200 students.
"We hope to initiate a program where students doing their studies in this campus could get to do one year of study in other campuses of the Aga Khan Academy network. This will bring about higher integration possible," Bhatia said.
The campus offers state-of-the-art facilities including a jogging track built around the boundary, and three fields for sports, including cricket, hockey and football along with a squash court.