Located at Almadies, in a quiet neighborhood of Dakar, the "West African College of the Atlantic" (WACA) is an international bilingual, mixed and non-denominational school, which opened in September 1996. The institution has about two hundred students and has the ambition to offer its students a bilingual education firmly placed in an international perspective.
Its goal is to prepare students for successful social and professional integration by providing them with the means to become responsible citizens by learning the individual and collective responsibility. Based on bilingualism and its international vocation, the school promotes a conscious philosophy to educate for peace, understanding between peoples, tolerance and respect for human rights and duties. The student WACA is a "citizen of the world" which, without denying its own culture, open to other cultures, accept that the other is different while exalting diversity that enriches life. The spirit of the school also emphasizes the values undoubtedly shared by all peace loving societies and justice.
Accredited by the Ministry of Education of Senegal and affiliated in 2000 to the International Baccalaureate Organization, based in Geneva, WACA exemption from the sixth to the Terminal, teachings based on the Senegalese program reinforced by elements of international programs . The program will address to students aged 11 to 19 years and is taught in English and French. The bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma provides access to the best universities in the world.
Since 2002, five promotions of BI are divided among universities in the following countries: Canada, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, Senegal, Switzerland, Tunisia, USA The "world citizens" from WACA are well equipped to understand their own history, their own culture and to appreciate the traditions of other peoples and other countries and share knowledge.