Bamako International Academy
Bamako, Mali


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 twelfth-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 became a member of Malian Academie D'Enseigment in 2009 after its incorporation.

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.

Mission Statement:

In partnership with Calvert School and Keystone, BIA provides an atmosphere of excellence where all students are engaged in high quality, real-world experience in learning. A highly motivated teaching staff, and in collaboration with the parents, inspires students to achieve their full potential and become responsible citizens who are stable in their learning.

 Arthur Wilson - Administrator


Right from its beginning more than 100 years ago at the prestigious Calvert School in Maryland, the Calvert Curriculum has been used by hundreds of thousands of students schooling at home in all the 50 states in the USA and more than 90 countries around the world. Today, Calvert Curriculum is used worldwide in homes, partner schools such as Bamako International Academy, and other blended learning environments. Take a look at Calvert, and you will find an impressive list of families and alumnae. Among so many others, President Barack Obama, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Pearl S. Buck, and political commentator William F. Buckley were at one time or another all Calvert students.


Calvert's fully accredited curriculum provides a fundamental platform for your child's education. This engaging and comprehensive program combines classroom-tested materials, teacher-approved lesson plans, and proven educational methods. Calvert Curriculum is crafted by curriculum specialists, all of who are former educators. It uses the best textbooks offerings available, supplemented with online learning resources that are integrated into the curriculum to provide you child with a dynamic fun, and unique learning experience.


Our inquiry-based method of learning allows students to absorb subject matter and apply knowledge in vibrant, expressive ways. In sharing their own knowledge and techniques with their peers, individual students collaborate in a bright, open world of learning with endless possibilities.


Calvert is accredited by the Commission on Elementary Schools (a division of Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) and approved by the Maryland Department of Education, so you can be assured that your child is presented with relevant and exceptional instruction materials.


Call us today at +223 7005 9709 or 9050 6939 for more information about our school and programs.


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Contact: B.P.E4318 Bamako. Tel: +223 44904077, 70059709, 90506939.  Email: 

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