Contact Address Details:
( International ) School
Fajara M Section
P.O. Box 2596
+220 4495920 (Main switchboard)
Fax: +220 4497181
It is situated in a quiet, residential location
at the border between Fajara and Bakau.
The Banjul American
Embassy School was established in The Gambia in September 1984 by a
number of Americans connected with the US Embassy Banjul. BAES is a
non-profit, private, co-educational school. BAES offers a
comprehensive American-based educational curriculum in English from
Pre-kindergarten through to the 8th Grade and the University of
Nebraska fully accredited online high school for students in grades
9-12. The institution is open to students from all nationalities.
There are 71 students enrolled, 16 classrooms in 5 main buildings.
Pre-Kindergarten 1 (3
Pre-Kindergarten 2 (4 Year Olds)
Kindergarten – Fifth Grade
Sixth – Eighth Grade
Nine - Twelve Grade
Students must be 3 by October 1st to enter.
The BAES term starts
in September and continues up to the following June. Children
receive the equivalent of about 182 days of schooling each year.
These are set each
year by the BAES Board of Directors. The annual tuition may be
payable in two semester payments. Each semester is about 18 academic
weeks. Tuition fees may be found on the school’s website.
Higher Education Program:
pupils in grade 9-12 the Banjul American Embassy School has
available access to a properly accredited high school program via
the University of Nebraska - Lincoln’s Independent Study High School
and other programs. These classes are fully supported by classroom
Students attend school at BAES and are scheduled for co-curricular
subjects like computer, art, music and physical education together
with middle school students.
The staff is
made up of people from various nationalities while the majority of
the teachers are US or UK trained and certified, and undergo
continual professional development.
The school is a
member of the Association of International Schools in Africa
regional organization and is accredited by the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools. BAES is the only
internationally accredited school in the Gambia.
The Banjul American
Embassy School is governed by a 7 member Board of Directors. Six
members of the Board are elected for one-year terms by the BAES
Association while the remaining member is appointed by the U.S.
Chief of Mission. The association is the equivalent of the Parents
Teachers Association. The director is Sharon A. Sperry.
Application forms can be picked up at the school during working
hours or downloaded from the website.