Calvert: Grades Kindergarten – Eighth
BIA uses the Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies LLC in preschool and the Calvert curriculum for students in Kindergarten through eighth. Our programs are proven, time-tested, recognized for excellence, and considered by educators and parents alike as the most exceptional 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 by Calvert partner schools, private and international schools, and other blended learning environments.
Calvert French introduces students to French as an international language and focuses on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Class discussions provide an opportunity for discourse using newly acquired French-speaking skills. Students learn personal greetings and some vital aspects of French culture and continue through practical communication exchanges, thereby gaining the skills necessary to make the most of traveling to French-speaking countries.
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.
Keystone: Grades 9 – 12
Our high school curriculum offers more than 120 rigorous courses, including core subjects, Advanced Placement® (AP® ) courses, dozens of engaging electives, and six world languages. Our students learn through an interactive, multimedia-rich curriculum, at their own pace, with access to teacher support to ensure a rewarding individualized high school experience. Students have one school session to complete their courses, giving them maximum flexibility and the top-quality education they deserve.
The MSA-CESS, Cognia, and Maryland State Department of Education accreditations of Calvert and Keystone allow BIA students to transfer to schools of their choice at the end of their stay in Bamako and permit our high school graduates to pursue their post-secondary education at reputable universities and colleges within Africa, North America, Europe, or elsewhere.