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.
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 allows our high school graduates to pursue their college education at any of the reputable universities and colleges within Africa, North America, Europe, or elsewhere.