Welcome...Bienvenue...Na nga def...

Grab a refreshing bissap tea, pull up a beach mat under the shade of a palm tree, and discover the culture and community of life at Dakar Academy!  

For more than 50 years, Dakar Academy has served the educational needs of families in Dakar, Senegal. We are a college preparatory, co-educational day and boarding school serving grades Pre-K through 12, situated on a beautiful six-acre campus in the residential Hann Maristes neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal. We provide quality education from a Christian perspective utilizing a North American based curriculum. DA is the only fully accredited boarding school program in Africa, and our campus living program accepts students in grade 6 and up. 

Instruction is in English with daily French classes for all levels, including elementary.

Discover Dakar

Surfing. Music. Art. Horse carts, taxis, and a spicy dish of thieboudienne.  Dakar is an eclectic mix of east-meets-west—a cultural melting pot and the westernmost point of the African continent. 

Campus Living

Thinking about living on campus? Our program for students in grades 6 - 12 is the only accredited boarding program in Africa—find out why. 

Around Campus

From the soccer field to the Blue Top to the library and student-run snack shop, DA's campus is built for community. Take a tour of our facilities and see all that DA has to offer. 



VISIT the largest English language collection in West Africa with over 20,000 items available to students, STAFF AND PARENTS.