International School (Bijilo), which was established in 2001 by a Gambian
couple, is the first English and French School in The Gambia. It is
open to all children of all nationalities, races and religions and
operates on a non-discriminatory policy.
Shiloh has about
400 boys and girls on the school roll with about 150 in the Junior
school. Class sizes are a maximum of 25 students.
The private school offers students a bilingual
integrated programme of study for pupils aged 8 months up to 16 years.
The levels involved are the Daycare,
Junior and High School.
SBEC's curriculum follows the National Curriculum of the British
educational system, mixed with the requirements of the French
educational system. The age span in each class provides a family-like
grouping where learning can take place.
Every class is run on the principle of 'freedom within limits'. Every
educational programme has its own set of ground rules that differ from
age group to age group, but it rigidly founded on the core values of
respect for each other. They will be taught the principle of global
citizenship, personal integrity, self-esteem, discipline and social
responsibility to inculcate in them the skills to tackle the challenges
Among the curriculum is English, French, math,
swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, choreography.
Shiloh is run by an Executive Committee.