When Aitchison was founded in 1886, its emphasis was on educating the 'princely elites.' Since Independence this has given way to an egalitarian mix of pupils drawn from all parts of the country. Cambridge curriculum is taught in junior and prep schools, with the additional option of Aga Khan Matric, FSc and FA in senior. Aitchison College offers a broad and challenging educational program for boarding and day students, based on the added benefits of engagement in sports, clubs and societies.
There are presently six boarding houses at Aitchison, with a further three opening in 2022 and 2023. All houses offer excellent facilities. Life is comfortable and busy with supervised homework, specialised tutorials, games, sports, and clubs. Boarders enjoy access to the College's unequaled facilities spread across 200 acres. The original and true experience of an Aitchisonian still resides in the boarding experience.