• Welcome From The Director

    Dear BAES Community:

    I am delighted to introduce myself as the new director of the Banjul American Embassy School. We have an exciting school year ahead. Several outstanding new teachers are joining our exceptional team of returning teachers and staff. I look forward to welcoming our new families and welcoming back those who have already been part of BAES’ caring and engaged community of learners. 

    BAES is a safe, supportive learning environment that honors the individuality of every student. We challenge and nurture our students to become confident, curious, conscientious, culturally competent, critical-thinking citizens of the world. Accredited by the Middle States Association and aligned to AERO standards, we offer a rigorous American style curriculum in a global context. Our unique profile as a small, diverse international community on The Gambia’s beautiful smiling coast, offers exceptional opportunities for authentic learning experiences that are as dynamic and interconnected as the world we live in.

    If your family is interested in our school or considering a post in The Gambia, I am confident that you will fall in love with BAES just as I have. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for a visit or a conversation. We look forward to welcoming you to the BAES family!

    Caleb Steindam

    Director, Banjul American Embassy School