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 both expat and local 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 U.S.-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.

So take a look around — there's something for everyone at Dakar Academy. 

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.  See what life in Dakar has in store for you. 

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 quick tour of our facilities and get a feel for the flow of the day-to-day at DA. 



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