Welcome to the Banjul American International School! Originally known as the Banjul American Embassy School, our school was founded in 1984 by a small group of American families with support from the US Embassy. In December 2016, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to change our name to the Banjul American International School to reflect our globally-minded curriculum and our diverse international community of students and parents. BAIS continues to maintain a strong relationship with the US Embassy and receives an annual grant from the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools. We are proud to be the only independently accredited school in The Gambia, with full accreditation through 2023 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Banjul American International School is an accredited international school providing a meaningful, rigorous American curriculum in a global context. In partnership with local and international communities, we empower students to become enthusiastic, creative, lifelong learners who value integrity, cultural diversity, and global responsibility.
BAIS empowers students to
– embrace diversity
– strive for peace
– work with dignity
– and positively impact tomorrow’s world.
Profile of Graduates
Graduates of the Banjul American International School will be expected to exhibit the following attributes:
A self-directed learner who demonstrates critical and intellectual curiosity, and who uses technology to meet the academic challenges of high school and beyond.
A global-minded individual who has acquired the intellectual, emotional, and social skills needed to become an informed, caring citizen and who actively contributes toward a democratic society with an abiding respect for Earth and its resources.
A well-rounded individual who is an effective communicator and demonstrates integrity, with compassion and respect for differences among people.