Banjul American Embassy School

The Banjul American Embassy School (BAES), founded in 1984, provides a friendly, cooperative, safe environment for English-speaking students of all nationalities from preschool through grade 8. It is the only American based education system in The Gambia. With a low student/teacher ratio, teachers have a chance to know all students and address their individual needs. Field trips and local artists are used to enhance lessons and foster an appreciation of Gambian culture and society. The school maintains a strategic plan and follows a five year curriculum cycle when reviewing textbooks, ordering materials, and implementing new programs. In addition to the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies the curriculum integrates instruction in art, computers, French, music, and physical education. The school was awarded re-accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools from 2009-2014. The campus consists of a new main building with administrative offices, a computerized library/multi media center, a fully networked computer lab, middle school classrooms, . Other buildings include a science lab, an Early Childhood Center, and one for elementary classes. There is a large playground including a soccer field.


Banjul American Embassy School

Location Category:





Atlantic Road


62 Students PreK-9


United States, AERO Standards


11 faculty members, including 5 U.S. citizens, 3 third-country nationals, and 3 host-country nationals


monthly phone credit/utilities allowance

School Year:

September – June

Year Founded:


Average Class Size:

Elementary: 10


Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Banjul, Location Type: Suburban, Campus Size (hectares): 2, No of Buildings: 5, No of Campuses: 1, No of Classrooms: 12, No of volumes in Library: 7, 000, No of computer labs: 1, No of instructional computers: 60

Physical Facilities:

Art Room(s): 1, Playing field(s): 2, Science lab(s): 1, Air Conditioning: Yes