Every parent has a different reason why they prefer to have their children attend a private school. There are many private schools in Ghana that have emerged, making them a preference for most parents, as they believe it will provide their children with the essential skills for this ever- changing world. With options ranging from alternative to boarding schools to preschools, every child has a school to suit them.
In this article, we have compiled a list of the top private schools in Ghana from which you can choose to enroll your child. Read on
Private senior high schools in Ghana
Seeking the most outstanding private senior high school for your child could be a daunting task. It makes it harder if affordability and quality is your hallmark. In this write-up, you will come across the top senior high schools in Accra according to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
1. Saint Andrews Senior High School
Established in 2005 by Dr. Richard Kofi Aseidu, the school has grown immensely. Upon its inception, St. Andrews Senior High School has expanded from an institution that only provided one course to students. Currently, the courses offered at the school include Business, Technical skills, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Agricultural Science, and General Science.
- Physical Address: Opposite Ahmadiyya Mosque, Ajumako Road
- Tel: 0268738861/0242201751
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Ghana Christian International School
This Christian school was established in the year 2000 by its patriarch and the Adei family. Prof. Stephen Adei is a well-known educationist who is enthusiastic about training youngsters into becoming Christian leaders. According to the school’s motto “For God, Family, and Country”, it is evident that the kind of discipline instilled in students is top-notch. Some of the subjects taught include Business, General Arts, and General Science.
- Physical Address: Afienya-Dodowa Road, 66 Dodowa
- Tel: +233 30 707 9798
3. Morning Star International High School
Nana Juaben Siriboe founded the school in 2011 with the intent to teach youngsters more on Christianity. In all its activities, the Morning Star High School promotes education based on Christianity, as well as encouraging practical hands-on skill. To ascertain the comfort of each student, the school is well-equipped with a state-of-the-art computer laboratory and library. It is one of the private senior high schools in Greater Accra
- Physical Address: CT 737 Greater Accra, near prisons offices
- Tel: 0302 400700/0302 430573/0302 973344
3. Akosombo International School
The school, which was started back in 1962 as a co-educational senior high school was meant for the children of the staff at the Volta River Authority. The institution is found at Akosombo, which is also the main campus. AIS is the perfect solution for parents who have busy schedules since it is inclusive of all the necessary boarding facilities. Courses that students learn include Visual Arts, General Science, Home Economics, and General Arts.
- Postal Address: P.o Box 546 Akosombo
- Tel: 0343020400
4. Ideal College
Ideal College is the go-to school primarily because it not only offers a full time private senior high school curriculum, but it also incorporates workers' unique courses, mature university entrance exams, language proficiency courses, and remedial courses, among many others. It is also proximal because they have branches throughout Ghana, apart from appearing on the list of private schools in Accra.
- Physical Address: Opp. UPSA, Accra
- Tel: 023 0827543/0302 514773/020 7857672
- Email: email@example.com
5. Alpha Beta Christian College
Alpha Beta is a senior high school that is located at Dansoman in Accra, Ghana. It was founded by a couple, Sammy and Florence Adjepong who had moved from the UK in 1986. The school started with only six students; little boys and girls and so the school was known as Alpha Meta Montessorri Learning Centre.
In 1992, it became Alpha beta Primary and Junior Secondary. In 2004, the Senior Secondary School was established with only 6 six students. Today, the school is popular for its high academic standards and it has had so many admissions over the years.
Below are their contacts;
- Physical Address: 3 high street, Sahara, Dansoman, opposite Total Filling Station.
- Telephone: +233 (0)302324744
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. O’Reilly Senior High School
This senior high school was founded by a reverend catholic priest back in 1925. However, in August of 2010, the Ghana Education Service advised the school to stop admitting new students since they had been directed to close the school. In December of the same year, the school management decided to stop leasing the building to the service because they could not afford to purchase it.
Currently, the school is found at Teshie Okpoi-Gonno, with the newly constructed building ideal to house all class and teaching activity. They have curriculum activities such as quizzes, inter-departmental debate, and sports. All courses required to be taught at senior high school can be found at this school.
- Postal Address: Teshie Accra
- Tel: 054 8788829
Private senior high schools in Tema
7. SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College
Locally, the school is called HGIC, and it has committed itself to educate students from all over Africa with a majority of students studying in some of the most prestigious higher learning institutions such as MIT, Stanford, Dartmouth, The University of Cape Town, The University of British Columbia, The University of Edinburgh, Harvard, and Yale. A majority of students who attend the school are promising children from SOS villages in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Lesotho, and Swaziland.
Students who come from Ghana and other neighbouring countries can apply to the school, although 40% is a representation of children from SOS villages. Students are offered two curriculums in the four years they spend studying at the school with IGCSE being studied in the first two years and a certificate or diploma in International Baccalaureate in the remaining two years.
Facilities found in this school include Performing and Visual Arts spaces, dining area, auditorium, administrative offices, science labs, computer labs, a library, and classrooms. All these are found at the academic campus. In the second campus, which is the residential area, they have a gym, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer field, track, a central dining hall, and student’s hotels. One can contact them with the below contacts;
- Postal Address: P.O Box Private bag 6, Tema community, Ghana
- Tel: +233 24 369 0197
8. Tema International School
This boarding secondary school started operating in 2003. TIS offers an IB diploma and IGCSE certificates to their students who are determined to provide successful academic results. The school is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as a music room, science laboratories, boys' hostel and reading room, CAS kitchen, girls' hostel, Art room, multipurpose hall, and Ajavaon library among many others. Their contacts are;
- Postal Address: P.O Box CO 864, Tema, Ghana
- Tel: +233 303 30 5134/+233 303 30 8737
- Email: email@example.com
In the quest to give their children the best educational foundation, parents are choosing private schools in Ghana for their children each year. Private schools tend to produce better results since they are highly motivated and adequately funded to ensure students come out with enough knowledge.
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