Top 15 Best Schools in Accra and Its Environs in Ghana

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Top 15 Best Schools in Accra and Its Environs in Ghana

It is the desire of every loving parent in Ghana and elsewhere to provide the best quality education for their children, even if it would cost them greatly.

In today’s Ghana, the dreams of many aspirational parents for their kids have come to fruition with the provision of quality education in Accra, Ghana and its environs.

Many Nigerian parents and parents from other parts of the continent especially, West Africa find secondary education in Ghana the best for their children.

The improved and improving quality of education in Ghana has been due to the concerted efforts of both the Ghanaian government and the organised private sector in the country. As a result of the concerted efforts of government and private investors, Ghana has some of the best secondary schools or high schools any loving parents can find for their children around.

If you are a parent living in Ghana and you want your child to experience the best secondary education, there are a handful of best high schools in Ghana from which you could choose.

To ease your search, we have put together a list of some of the Top 15 Best Schools in Accra and Its Environs in Ghana.

The list contains the best high schools in Accra, Cape Coast and other cities in Ghana. These secondary schools have been tested and trusted in the areas of facilities, academics and even social lives of their students.

Without further ado, below is a list of the Best Schools in Accra and Its Environs in Ghana:

  1. Ghana International School (GIS)
  2. British International School (BIS)
  3. Wesley Girls' High School
  4. Soul Clinic International School
  5. Presbyterian Boys’ Senior School
  6. German Swiss International School
  7. Lincoln Community School
  8. American International School (AIS)
  9. Holy Child School, Cape Coast
  10. Springforth International School
  11. Accra Academy, Accra
  12. Tema International School
  13. Vilac International School (VIS)
  14. SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College
  15. St Augustine’s College, Cape Coast

Top 21 Best Schools in Accra and Its Environs in Ghana

  1. Ghana International School (GIS)

Ghana International School, a coeducational international school is one of the best schools in Ghana. The International School has an enrolment of diverse backgrounds. The student population derives from many countries and cultural orientations.

Ghana International School (GIS) provides international education to students from ages 11 to 18+.

The school is proud of the number of young adults they churn out every year and the excellent IGCSE and A-Levell results they achieve. They also take pride in the attractive study grants our students receive from top US, UK, European, Ghanaian and other universities.

Address: Second Circular Rd, Accra, Ghana

  1. British International School (BIS), Accra, Ghana

BIS is a premium world-class international school, providing quality international education to meet the needs of the rapidly growing, diverse community in the World.

Our school is made up of three sections: the Early Years, Primary and Secondary Departments.

BIS combines a highly personalised approach to children's social, intellectual, moral and physical development with excellent sporting and technological facilities, world-class equipment, small class sizes and a wide range of co-curricular activities.

They prepare learners for examinations including Cambridge Primary Checkpoint, Checkpoint for Cambridge Secondary 1, IGCSE, AS and A-Level.

The school is located at Ghana East Legon Hills, Greater Accra, Ghana.




  1. Wesley Girls' High School, Cape Coast

Wesley Girls' High School is arguably among the top schools in Ghana.

Wesley is an educational institution for girls in Cape Coast, founded in 1836, and named after the founder of Methodism, John Wesley.

The school was established in 1836 with 25 girls by the wife of a Methodist minister. It started as a primary school to offer girls training in reading and writing, sewing and house-keeping and spiritual development.

Wesley Girls' High School was ranked 68th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003, based upon the quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumnae, school profile, internet and news visibility.

They are located in Cape Coast, Ghana.

  1. German Swiss International School, Accra, Ghana

The German-Swiss International School is one of the 140 recognised "German Schools Abroad" network which was established by the Federal Republic of Germany together with the locally based GSIS Parents Association to promote the German language and culture abroad.

As a recognized “German School Abroad“ in the global network of German Schools, we offer our pupils 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.

At the beginning of 1966, the RMS Swiss School was founded in Accra, Ghana, thanks to the enormous initiative of the Swiss colony in Ghana. He school is located at

They are located at Ring Road Central, Accra, Ghana.

Top 15 Best Schools in Accra and Its Environs in Ghana

  1. Lincoln Community School, Accra, Ghana

Lincoln Community School is a private school in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. It is a non-profit, college-preparatory, international school.

There is an expatriate population associated with the various embassies, Foreign Service agencies, NGO’s, United Nations organisations, and international businesses.

They also have a large number of students whose parents are Ghanaian nationals. 25% of the students are Americans, 8% are Ghanaians, and 67% are from other countries. English is the language of instruction. Classes are offered from Pre-school through to grade 12.

The school year is divided into 2 semesters (August–December & January–June) and additionally into quarterly assessment periods. It was established in 1968.

  1. American International School (AIS), Accra, Ghana

American International School — Accra, Ghana (AIS), is one of the best schools in Accra and of course the whole of Ghana.

The school was founded in 2006 to provide quality education for the international community. AIS Ghana offers limited bus service from the Cantonments and Labone areas of Accra.

They are located at in East Legon, Accra, Ghana.

  1. Holy Child School, Cape Coast

Holy Child School, also known as Angel's Hill, is one of the best female second-cycle institutions in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.

In 2003, the school was ranked among the best 10 schools in Africa, producing the best overall female student in the 2003 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.

Holy Child School also produced the best overall student, Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland and the second-best overall student, Audrey Emefa Awuttey for the 2017 West African Senior School Examination, WASSCE.

It was founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) in the year 1946 to provide education to Catholics within the region. The current student population stands at over 1000 girls aged between 14 and 18 years. All students of Holy Child School are boarders.

  1. Springforth International School

Springforth Community School was founded in June 2006 by two American working mothers who recognized the need for quality, affordable and international standard nursery and pre-school services in the large and multi-cultural community of East Legon.

The school has experienced significant growth, moving from a single School building to an enclosed four-building campus.

Springforth Community School now offers Creché through Secondary school education for children. We also offer a full range of extracurricular activities.

The school is located on Trasacco Valley Road in Adjiringanor- East Legon.

  1. Accra Academy, Accra Ghana

The Accra Academy is also one of the top-rated schools in Ghana. It was the first private academy to be established in the Gold Coast, present-day Ghana.

The academy is one of the foremost secondary educational institutions in Ghana and operates as a non-denominational day and boarding boys' school, located at Bubuashie, near Kaneshie in the Greater Accra Region.

The academy runs courses in business, science, general arts, and general Agric and visual arts, leading to the award of a West African Senior School Certificate.

Accra Academy was ranked 8th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003, based upon the quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumni, school profile, internet and news visibility.

The school is located in Accra Ghana

Top 15 Best Schools in Accra and Its Environs in Ghana

  1. Tema International School

Tema International School is a private coeducational boarding school located in Tema, Ghana.

It offers the International Baccalaureate programme for students post International General Certificate of Secondary Education, enabling them access to international degrees and study abroad.

Tema International School (TIS), established in 2003, is a secondary boarding IB World School and an authorized MYP school, located in Tema, Ghana.

TIS students are very focused on successful academic results in IB MYP and IB Diploma Programme, so that they can gain admission to their college or university of choice – the TIS Difference. Tema International School provides a family environment and is Africa’s best-kept secret.

The school is located at Off Tema – Akosombo Rd (Opposite Afariwaa Farms), Tema, Ghana.

  1. Vilac International School (VIS) Accra, Ghana

Vilac International School is known as one of the best secondary schools in Ghana.

From the moment you enter the premises of Vilac International School, you can feel why it’s the best place for your child. The school has taken great care to create a beautiful, safe, stimulating and very interesting environment for your child to grow and develop.

The school’s experienced and well-trained teaching and non-teaching staff are also dedicated to providing your child with a holistic, quantitative and all-rounded experience which is essential for your child’s total educational development and well-being in the formative years.

Vilac International School was established in September 2008 to offer quality education to meet the learning needs of a rapidly growing and diverse worldwide community.

The school is located at Mile 7, Achimota, Accra, Ghana.

  1. SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College

SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College (locally called HGIC) is a school in Tema, Ghana. It is a selective preparatory college that educates students from across Africa as well as from America, Europe, and Asia.

With a Pan-African mission and philosophy, the school prepares young leaders who go on to top universities around the globe; with recent alumni going on to Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, Stanford, MIT, the University of Edinburgh, University of British Columbia, and the University of Cape Town.

The school was established in 1990 as a project of SOS Kinderdorf to educate the most academically promising students growing up in SOS-Children's Villages across the continent of Africa these countries include: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Swaziland, Lesotho, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The school is located at SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College, Address.

  1. St Augustine’s College, Cape Coast

St. Augustine’s College is an all-male academic institution in Cape Coast, Ghana. The school started at Amisano, a village near Elmina, in 1930. The Roman Catholic institution was established to serve as a training college and seminary.

The school was named after St. Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430 AD). The motto of the college is Omnia Vincit Labor, meaning "Perseverance conquers All".

St. Augustine's is the first catholic institution in the training of male teachers. It is also the first catholic second cycle school (senior high school) to be built in Gold Coast, (now Ghana). St. Augustine’s College is the biggest catholic senior high school in Ghana to date.

The school is located at Old Elmina Road Cape Coast Ghana.

  1. Opoku Ware School

Opoku Ware School, often referred to as OWASS, is an all-boys high school in Santasi, a suburb of Kumasi, which is the capital of the Ashanti region of Ghana. It was established in 1952, as one of the five Catholic schools in Ghana that year.

The school was named after Asante King Opoku Ware I. It is located in Santasi, along the Kumasi-Obuasi road. The patron saint of the school is Saint Thomas Aquinas. The motto of the school is "Deus Lux Scientiae", meaning "God is the Light of Knowledge".

The school is located in Kumasi Ghana.

The school is located in Nkwatia Kwahu, Eastern Region Ghana

  1. Soul Clinic International School

At Soul Clinic International School, you will never be just a number or just another face.

The school is supportive, pioneering and innovative just like our students. We are intellectually stimulated. The school is very proud of our school and we know it has much strength. S.C.I.S. is a jewel in the crown of private schools in Ghana.

The school is prepared to work hard, play hard and contribute fully to our academic life and social community together with our highly dedicated teaching staff.

At S.C.I.S, their students have a very strong, positive perspective of their school. They know at S.C.I.S we can offer you the warmest of all possible welcomes and a uniquely positively enriching academic life.

The school is located at No. 2 Wugon Close East Cantonment.

So, there you have it. Those are some of the best and leading schools in Ghana. If you know of some other leading schools in Ghana that could not make this list, feel free to tell us about them in the comment session. This list is modified from time to time as soon as there is any new development, so, we might just include your suggested top school in Ghana soon.


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