Welcome to Bamako International Academy, a small English speaking and friendly international school based in Bamako, Mali. We offer internationally accredited programs from preschool through eighth-grade in partnership with Calvert School, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
We chose Calvert because of its reputation for excellence, the quality academic curriculum provided with daily lesson plans for each grade level, periodic assessment, and final certification for each student in our academy. In addition to Calvert School's international and trans-regional accreditations, BIA received a certificate of approval from Malian Education Commission after its incorporation in June 2009.
Our small class sizes allow us to delve deeper into our curriculum, creating more intimate and personalized learning for each student and a cohesive vision among teachers. BIA is child-centered and operates more like a small community with more than forty students from over thirteen different countries in attendance. We encourage all students to participate in various learning activities within and outside of the classrooms.
At the end of each school year, your child receives internationally recognized transcripts and certificates accredited by the Middle States Association, Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools, and the Commission on International and Trans - Regional Accreditation, CITA on the completion of their grades.