The School

The American International School of Bamako is an independent college-preparatory day school offering a dynamic, student-centered educational program for students from Pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Current enrollment is about 150 students. Our student body is fully international and includes students representing more than 35 nationalities.

AISB graduates attend fine colleges and universities around the world.

AISB is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and is a full member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA).


AISB offers a complete North American-style child-centered curriculum for students from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Our balanced academic program is founded in a commitment to authentic inquiry and supports the growth of the whole child, fostering the deep understandings and essential skills students will need to meet the diverse challenges of a changing world.

AISB’s supportive, interactive learning environments encourage students to welcome challenge and to become empowered creative thinkers and problem-solvers.

Our academic program is designed to engage the imagination and intellect of every student, and includes a wide selection of Advanced Placement courses, along with English language-learning and academic support services.


The faculty includes a full-time school director and 20 outstanding educators from North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

AISB faculty maintain a dynamic, collaborative professional community dedicated to meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of every child. All professional staff members are fully qualified, and most hold advanced degrees.


AISB’s new campus opened in 2011 and is set on 5 hectares overlooking the beautiful Niger river. Our bright, inviting classrooms surround courtyard gardens. The campus outdoor areas include landscaped grounds with playground equipment, two swimming pools, gardens, covered areas, a soon to be covered ball court and athletics fields.

Our Elementary wing is composed of spacious classrooms, play and garden spaces. The Secondary wing comprises classrooms, a science lab, a workout room and student lounge and study areas. The Arts wing includes two computer labs, the library, a makerspace, our performing and visual arts facilities, a large events terrace overlooking the river, and a catering kitchen for lunch service.

The campus offers wireless Internet access throughout.


Inspired and supported by the Malian culture of warmth, dignity and graciousness, the AISB community is proud of its own long history of warmth and welcome. AISB’s active Parent-Teacher Organization is an important contributor to the school, and AISB students, faculty and families go out of their way to welcome new members of the community. AISB enjoys frequent and enthusiastically-attended community events, and a fully-engaged, happy, small-school atmosphere.