Admission & Fees

BAIS invites learners of all abilities to apply throughout the school year. 

  • High School students have the best chance to pass courses by enrolling within the first four weeks of classes. 

  • Students may be tested to assess their proficiency in English language and other academic skills

  • BAIS will admit all students who demonstrate the capacity to learn and for whom we have the staff to support.   

  • Class sizes are capped at 16, so early application is recommended.

Schedule a campus tour today (+220 219 3800) or view our school tour on YouTube: BAIS School Tour Video


All Fees are listed in the link provided in Step 3 below.

  • All Fees are quoted for the full year in U.S. dollars.
  • Annual Tuition Fees can be paid in US Dollars or Gambian Dalasi in 1 or 3 payments (Aug, Nov, Mar).
  • The Development fee can be paid in up to 6 installments across 2 years for Self-Paying families.
  • There are no other uniform or book fees.

Admissions Process & Links:

  1. Review our Admissions Policies

  2. Confirm your Child's US Grade Level  

    1. ?For Families coming from French System - Confirm Grade Level

  3. Review the Tuition & Fees

  4. Schedule a Tour of BAIS Campus in Fajara

  5. Complete the Admissions Form

  6. Submit the form and all required documents with the $200 Admission Fee to the BAIS Business Office.

Forms can be emailed or sent via WhatsApp, but admissions will not be granted until the Application fee is received in full.

BAIS Application Form 2023

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Happy Students

The BAIS community has always been very close, almost like a family. I am thankful to my parents that they gave me the opportunity to spend my childhood in this environment, since I believe that it influenced my way of thinking, my values and my attitude a lot.


BAIS was definitely a great experience for me. I enjoyed the both the theory and practical approach of the school. I liked how my teachers always saw potential in me even with the subjects I was weak in. Looking back on my education, it is BAIS that holds the closest memories to my heart.


BAIS is an amazing school in which I had great experiences. This was such a free school which allowed me to express my views and ideas. The environment was very friendly that it was not hard to fit in. BAIS planned marvelous events and I can say that the teachers fully prepared me to get into a good school.


Although my time at BAIS spanned just two years, the close-knit community and cherished memories I forged there make it feel as though the experience extended far beyond. Reflecting on my time at BAIS brings a sense of fulfillment and enrichment that will forever linger. Nestled within the African landscape, BAIS stands as the continent's most intimate American international school; its size a testament to the benefit of small class settings. Still, BAIS presented ample opportunities for students to deeply engage. I served on the school's MSA (Middle States Association) reaccreditation committee and channeled my passion for business by leading a Finance Club for other students. The school extends into the local community through its annual service learning project in which BAIS students collaborate with local Gambians learn about acts to create a more equitable society. These experiences stand unparalleled, setting BAIS apart from any other institution I've attended.