The current study focused on the modification of Algerian bentonite clay (Bent) with the product of hydrolysis of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) using the intercalation process. The modified clay (Bent-APTES) was investigated as an adsorbent solid for methylene blue dye (MB) removal from wastewater.The Bent-APTES was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), chemical analyses, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The cationic exchange capacity was also determined. Several adsorption parameters were evaluated on the adsorption performance. The results showed that the equilibrium adsorption data was found to fit better to the Langmuir adsorption model, and the adsorption capacity for the removal of MB on Bent-APTES was 217.39 mg g-1. The kinetic process of adsorption could be described by the pseudo-second order model. Consequently, the modified clay could be served as an efficient adsorbent for cationic dyes in wastewater treatment.