Director's message

Greetings from the Burundi American International Academy (BAIA) and it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school's webpage. In 2019-20 we will be celebrating the start of our 5TH year of educational excellence. As an American international preparatory school, BAIA sets the highest standards for academic performance. We inspire knowledge, passion and excellence and we encourage our students to realize their full potential as individuals and to be active contributors in the Bujumbura and global communities. The diverse composition of our student body stresses respect and celebration for human collaboration among our student population. This rich environment enables students to take responsibility for their learning, behavior, making good decisions, and maturity to be successful global citizens.

This year BAIA will initiate a two-year accreditation process with AdvancED, the largest accrediting agency in the United States for schools and colleges. Our school offers an educational program from Kindergarten to twelfth grade. A co-curricular program is an integral part of any learning environment. To complement and balance our scholastic curriculum we will a variety of additional activities including: Student Council, Journalism/Yearbook, Model United Nation (MUN), Drama and Community Service which all develop skills enhancing student’s success. Our school offers sports such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Participation in these group activities build teamwork and confidence which are needed to advance in our ever-changing world.


BAIA’s motto “Knowledge, Passion and Excellence” represents the objectives of our college preparatory program. A multi-lingual, multi-cultural student body, an extremely talented, and dedicated multi-national faculty, and a supportive parent community gives our school a feeling of family.


Thank you for visiting our web site and we invite you to come visit our campus.

For any additional information feel free to contact Nathalie Nabintu or Austin E Briggs Jr. at +257 7584 8348

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Austin E Briggs Jr