Welcome to Bingham Academy, Ethiopia!
Named after the founder of SIM, Rowland Bingham, Bingham Academy has been serving the mission and international community of Ethiopia since the late 1940s. From the school that began as a one teacher 14 student school, Bingham Academy has grown to have a student body of over 320 students and an international staff.
Bingham Academy is located in the outer suburbs of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is a dynamic and rapidly growing city, and is the heart of not only Ethiopia but arguably Africa itself. Addis Ababa hosts the headquarters of the African Union (AU), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), several regional headquarters for other agencies of the United Nations, over 80 embassies, and numerous non-governmental organizations and international corporations.
In this important and strategic African city, Bingham Academy is located on a beautiful leafy campus, with excellent sporting and academic facilities. Our teaching staff come from over 8 different nationalities and are committed to working as a team to ensure all our students receive a quality Christian education. We strive to provide an education that fosters the students' spiritual, academic and physical development in a caring environment that emphasizes the importance of service. We seek to equip each student with the necessary skills to succeed and thrive in an ever changing world and impact the world for Gods glory. Bingham Academy offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in a key ministry in Ethiopia and whose impact can reach much further.
Bingham Academy uses the Cambridge International Curriculum as follows: KG – Grade 5 use the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum, Grades 6-8 follow the Cambridge International Lower Secondary Curriculum, Grades 9-10 pursue the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) leading to the ICE Diploma and Grades 11-12 study the Cambridge International AS and A Levels leading to the AICE Diploma.
Curriculum objectives, planning and assessment are all based on this system. Further information about the Cambridge International Curriculum can be found at www.cie.org.uk
Our student body consists of 35 different nationalities. We want all students to acquire respect for their own cultures and those of others. This process includes learning about cultures and customs through Social Studies, Literature and the Arts. It also requires a variety of teaching and assessment styles, knowledge of differences in spelling, punctuation, pronunciation and vocabulary. Students should be familiar with both Imperial and Metric measurements, as well as local currency and that of their countries of origin.
Elementary School (Grades KG1 to 5)
In KG1 and KG2, the students transition from play based learning to a more structured approach. Themes that integrate a variety of subject areas are used with a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and interpersonal skills. Grades 1 to 5 students are taught the core subjects (Mathematics, Literacy, Science and Social Studies) alongside special subjects (Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, Information Technology and Amharic language).
Middle School (Grades 6 to 8)
In the Middle School, students are taught the following subjects: Bible, English, Mathematics, Science (a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Social Studies (Geography and History), Physical Education, Music, a foreign language (a choice of French, Spanish or Amharic), a semester of Information and Communication Technology and a semester of either Visual Arts or Drama.
High School (Grades 9 to 12)
In Grades 9 and 10, students are taught the following core subjects: Bible (O Level Religious Studies - Bible Knowledge), English, Mathematics, Science (a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Physical Education. Students then study a selection of elective subjects which include a choice of either Geography or History, a choice of foreign language and a choice of either Art and Design, Information and Communication Technology or Physical Education. All subjects offered are IGCSE subjects except core Physical Education and Amharic, which are school based courses.
In the final years of High School, students can choose a combination of AS and A Level CIE courses and some school developed courses. The CIE courses consist of English Language, English Literature, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History (History of the USA/European History), Geography, Business Studies and French. Other CIE courses are available depending on student interest and teacher availability. School based courses include Bible, Algebra 2, Sports Science and Personal Social Development. Students also participate in a number of Community Service projects during their High School years.
Website link - http://binghamacademy.net/
Bingham Academy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Bingham Academy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia