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Founded in 1986

The Mission of Sahel Academy is to develop students through a holistic education of the highest quality while nurturing a Christ-like character and a heart of service.

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A Letter From Our Director

Welcome to Sahel Academy!

You may never have said it out loud, but your impression of living in the Sahel might be that it is not a very nice place to live. While in some ways that is true, there is an amazing place, brilliant really, in the heart of Niamey I want to introduce to you. Sahel Academy is an international Christian school, a thriving community of learners in a picturesque setting on the banks of the Niger river. Our school is a diverse body with 140 students representing 20 different countries and a devoted staff who loves God and is committed to investing in the lives of our students.

Sahel Academy has grown in remarkable ways since its founding nearly 35 years ago and is flourishing in a very challenging part of the world. Our passion is to be a community of learners, loving God and transforming our world. We strive to be holistic in our approach to learning in that we stress a balance between intellectual growth and developing character and a heart for serving others.
Our campus is an oasis: green grass, shady trees, beautiful buildings, with first-rate classrooms, library, IT resource center, and administrative offices. Because of careful financial planning we are currently implementing significant construction and security upgrades to improve an already outstanding campus. God has provided us with resources and for that we are thankful!

With this we extend to you a warm invitation to join the Sahel Academy community. Perhaps you are moving into the area and are looking for the best educational option for your children. Maybe you are a teacher and are asking where God may have you invest your time, energy, and gifts to teach and to disciple others. Maybe you have administrative, IT, or business skills and are seeking to serve God in a challenging yet promise-filled place. Whichever your case may be, know that you are welcome here.

Joel, Director of Sahel Academy