Open For Virtual & In-House Classes in 2020.21

We offer virtual classes with cutting-edge technology that allows our students to explore their lessons through their portals, access digital books, daily teaching sessions via Zoom, and on-time assessments. Our In-house session features comfortable and socially distanced classrooms (2meters apart/desk to desk) with effective health measures to ensure that our students are well supervised and catered to as they learn during this pandemic. Call us today for more information about your child’s 2020.21 enrollment.

About Bamako International Academy

Bamako International Academy (BIA) provides internationally recognized English-language-based education to its students from preschool through grade 12. Our school is located right in the city of Bamako, Mali. We partner with the renowned Calvert School of Baltimore, and the Keystone National High School, Pennsylvania, to provide world-class educational 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.


Calvert: Grades Kindergarten – Eighth

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 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 accreditation of Calvert and Keystone allows BIA students to transfer to schools of their choice at the end of their stay in Bamako and allows our high school graduates to pursue their post-secondary education at reputable universities and colleges within Africa, North America, Europe, or elsewhere.


For inquiries on fees and annual tuition, please call 92906250, 79470086, 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.