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 is accredited in the USA by the Middle States Association of School and Colleges (MSA) and continues to maintain a strong relationship with the US Embassy and receives an annual grant from the US State Department via the Office of Overseas Schools. 

In 2024-25, BAIS will celebrate 40 years offering incomparable education in a warm and nurturing school community. We invite alumni and former teachers to return to BAIS for a visit! For those who cannot come in person, please send us a professional photo and an update on your life and careers since BAIS to unclude in our alumni bio album.









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Latest News and Events

BAIS High School Information Evening

December 10, 2023

Since 2020, BAIS has offered a full U.S. High School program ... for Self-paying families at $6,000 USD ... for grades 9 and 10, and $7,500 USD ... for grades 11 and 12. 2024-25 Admissions is now open! ... join the information evening: Jan 9 at 7pm!

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BAIS Offers SAT Exams on Campus

January 10, 2023

Register today with the College Board to take the SAT Exam at BAIS!

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BAIS PTO Host Successful Jingle & Mingle

The BAIS PTO hosted a wonderful community event on December 9th - a Jingle & Mingle Potluck Dinner. Children enjoyed Christmas Bingo, Cookie Decorating and the ever competitive Musical Chairs with Ms Myna! Santa ...

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A Message from our Director

Thank you for your interest in the Banjul American International School. As a small, diverse international school on The Gambia?s beautiful smiling coast, BAIS offers a rigorous...

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