About Bamako International Academy

Bamako International Academy (BIA) provides internationally recognized English-language-based education to its students. Our school is located right in the city of Bamako, Mali. We partner with the renowned Calvert School of Baltimore, which provides US-accredited programs to students in our community at an affordable cost. BIA is child-centered and operates more like a small community attended by students from over thirteen countries. Our small class sizes and individualized learning strategies allow us to delve deeper into our curriculum, creating more personalized instruction and a cohesive vision among our teachers.

Our Mission

At BIA, our mission is to provide excellent and well-balanced international education in a multicultural environment that fosters learning, encouraging our students to reach their true potentials and become the very best version of themselves.


We are pleased to offer the Calvert curriculum to our students. Our curriculum is proven, time-tested, and recognized for its excellence and considered by educators and parents alike as the finest curriculum available today. Originating from its beginnings more than 100 years ago at the prestigious Calvert School in Maryland, the Calvert curriculum is now used worldwide in homes, virtual schools, and blended learning environments and has even been incorporated into other curriculum providers’ offerings. 
Take a look at Calvert, and you’ll find an impressive list of families and alumnae. Among so many others, President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Pearl S. Buck, and political commentator William F. Buckley were at one time or another Calvert students.


The MSA-CESS accreditation of Calvert allows BIA students to transfer to schools of their choice at the end of their stay in Bamako and gives our high school graduates the opportunity to pursue their college education at any of the reputable universities and colleges within Africa, North America, Europe, or elsewhere.



For inquiries on fees and annual tuition, please call 44904077, 70059709, or 90506939. The required enrollment documentation includes:

  • package must consist of a complete enrollment application form (scroll down a bit to download one)
  • applicant's most recent school reports
  • a copy of the applicant's birth certificate
  • In line with our enrollment procedures, an assessment test might be necessary to determine placement.

I learned so much teaching at Bamako International Academy. As a teacher you find yourself learning at the same time, and it's a process without limits - K-1 Teacher, BIA.

It's been incredibly satisfying teaching at BIA, and the experience will stay with me forever. Allowing the students to take responsibility for their learning while I provide the support is amazing - Grades 4 - 5 Teacher, BIA.

There's everything to enjoy about this small community. The teachers are incredibly cooperative, and you can trust them to help you with anything, and at any time. You will learn a lot from this school whether it's academic or life lessons - 11th-grade, BIA.

We appreciate the effort you're putting in inspiring our children. A child you taught will always remember and speak about you in all his successes - Parent, BIA

It's incredible how much my 3.5 years old has learned in less than nine months, and she is proud of her teachers - Parent, BIA.

At BIA, I had the opportunity to learn how to work independently, make friends and participate in events throughout the years. It was a pleasure to be part of this beautiful community - Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

Address: Torokorobougou, Bamako (off the 2nd Bridge).

Contact: B.P.E4318 Bamako. Tel: +223 44904077, 70059709, 90506939.  Email: admin@bia-k8.ws 

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