Welcome to Bamako International Academy, a small, English speaking and friendly international school based in Bamako, Mali. We offer Kindergarten through 9th grade programs in affiliation with Calvert School, which is based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. At preschool levels, we use Creative Curriculum by TeachingStrategies for our students.
Bamako International Academy's mission is to offer families the opportunity to acquire internationally acclaimed education for their children at a reasonable cost. We are child-centered in our operations and believe that children's education should be holistic and meaningful.
BIA was formally incorporated in June 2009. 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.
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 operates more like a community, encouraging 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 / 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.
We understand how important it is to decide where your child receives their education, and that is why we hope that you choose our academy, as we promise to provide a quality education alongside an environment that fosters learning and maximizes your child's full potential.