Sahel students will be learners loving God and transforming their world.


Develop students through a holistic education
of the highest quality while nurturing a
Christ-like character and a heart of service.

Core Values

Excellent        Rigorous        Holistic        Spiritual        Intellectual        Emotional        Social 



Responding to the need for a quality education for missionary children in Niger and surrounding countries, Sahel Academy began in 1986. Today as an ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and MSA (Middle States Association) accredited school, it continues to provide a quality and affordable Christian education for students from Kindergarten - 12. On average, the school serves 120 students from more than 15 different countries. Its primary beneficiaries are the children of missionaries, but Sahel Academy also opens 30% of its enrollment to anyone interested in securing a Christian education for their children.

Located in Niamey, the capital city of the West African country of Niger, Sahel Academy is owned and operated by SIM. Other mission agencies have membership agreements with the school, including Faith Baptist Mission and Teach Beyond who, together with SIM, annually provide staff who are committed to the care and education of our students.

Sahel Academy’s curriculum reflects a biblical and international perspective which is Christ-centered, fulfils rigorous international academic requirements and provides learning experiences that take into account individual and cultural learning styles, skills and abilities of students. Our goal is to produce students of intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual strength and distinction, governed by godly principles, wisely engaging every field of study and the world around them from God's perspective.