Accra has become an increasingly popular destination for expatriates. With this surge in international presence, the demand for quality education options has also risen. In response, there is a diverse range of international schools in Accra that cater to the educational needs of a culturally rich and multinational community.
If you have kids and you are moving to a new country like Ghana, thinking about your child’s education is key. Looking for a good school is not always easy, with many different factors coming into play; location, fees and reputation, let alone learning about the educational system in Ghana and how to adapt to life in Ghana.
In this article we’ll explore the top 7 international schools in Accra, their unique offerings, and the valuable experiences they provide to students from around the world.
The International School of Accra (ISA)
The International School of Accra is very conveniently located near our complex of apartments in Accra (only a 4 minute drive). It is an expansion of Jack and Jill School which was established by Mrs. Agnes Kwakye in 1975 as a nursery school.
This school caters to students from preschool to high school and follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. The ISA’s commitment to a global perspective and holistic development ensures that students receive a well-rounded education that goes beyond academics.
One of ISA’s strengths is its multicultural student body. With children from various nationalities, students are exposed to a wide array of cultures, fostering a global perspective and encouraging the exchange of ideas.
You can see their fees here.
Ghana International School (GIS)
Located in Cantonments, Ghana International School is a not-for-profit, private, non-sectarian, coeducational day school. It offers a curriculum modeled along the English National Curriculum and Cambridge International Examinations, IGCSE and GCE Advanced level with English language as the medium of instruction.
For fees, you must visit their Admission Office.
Lincoln Community School (LCS)
Recognized as a leading international school in Africa, the Lincoln Community School is an International Baccalaureate World school offering the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes through the lens of U.S. curricular standards.
The school is particularly known for its strong emphasis on technology integration and its commitment to fostering a spirit of inquiry, critical thinking, and community engagement. Lincoln’s extensive campus facilities provide an ideal setting for extracurricular activities, sports, and artistic pursuits.
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German International School – Accra (GISA)
Located on the Ring Road (around Nima), The German International School Accra is one of the 140 recognised “German Schools Abroad” network which was established in order to promote the German language and culture abroad.
As a recognized “German School Abroad”, they offer an education from nursery to the German equivalent of the Ordinary Level School Leaving Certificate as well as the Cambridge International General Certificate of Education. After years characterized by several changes the school has currently evolved into an international German school with pupils from international backgrounds.
The Roman Ridge School
As the name already suggests, this school is located in the Roman Ridge area of Accra. It is an international school in Accra that focuses on providing a British-style education for students from 18 months to 16 years old. The school follows the British National Curriculum, with a particular emphasis on individualized learning and personal development.
One of the school’s notable features is its extensive use of technology in the classroom, ensuring that students are well-prepared for the digital age. The Roman Ridge School also places great importance on character education, encouraging students to become responsible global citizens.
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Galaxy International School
The Galaxy International School is an international school which was established to provide day and boarding facilities to children living in Ghana, children of foreign-based families, and Ghanaians living outside Ghana.
The school has two campuses, preschool and primary section at East Legon and secondary and primary school at Adjiringano, all in Accra. The School currently has students from over 37 countries across the globe in attendance.
It Offers a curriculum that combines the Cambridge International Examinations with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
You can find their fees here.
The American International School of Accra (AISA)
The American International School of Accra (AISA) provides a comprehensive American curriculum from pre-kindergarten to high school. AISA is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA).
AISA offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, and cultural events, creating a vibrant and diverse learning environment. The school’s commitment to innovation and technology ensures that students are well-prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.
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