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PRIVATE AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS IN GHANA – SCHOOLS E

PRIVATE AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS IN GHANA

Ghana is a fast-growing and developing economy, becoming one of the most affluent countries in Africa with a deep, rich and vibrant culture. A rapidly expanding middle class and a wealthy global diaspora seeking to maintain a close connection with their homeland has seen demand for top tier schools soaring resulting in an exciting and dynamic education sector. Whilst Ghana has a number of traditional private and independent schools, the sector has been most recently defined by the massive establishment of new schools, emulating the best of the English public school model, American academy model or modern international schools.


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Formal education in Ghana has a checkered history, having, for many years, been the preserve of the wealthy classes and administrative classes who were able or required to access education provided through colonialist institutions (including the so-called Castle schools which were often associated with forced separation of pupils or the acquiescing of the slave trade). With the increasing presence of religious missionaries, access to education was greatly opened to a far wider pool of pupils, provided that those same pupils would adhere and subscribe to the religious ethos of the school’s founders. Since 1961, primary education has been compulsory in Ghana with the state attempting to ensure provision for all pupils. However, a large minority of the population still do not or have not availed of formal education even at compulsory ages. Successive Ghanaian governments have sought to expand and develop access to education and to begin to increase the compulsory element from basic and primary to junior secondary schooling (with senior secondary schooling being an option only available to those who have successfully completed requisite exams). Government efforts to increase the State’s role in the provision of education and the development of a universal education system has had a big impact on the private school sector to date – the increasing number of non-fee-paying school places meaning that many of private schools (typically offering low-fee education) are struggling to compete and facing significant challenges.

Nonetheless, with an economy that is largely agrarian outside of the biggest cities, the provision of socialised education, free-to-all and available within each community has proven to be a great expense and a burdensome undertaking. Consequently, the private sector accounts for a significant portion of Ghanaian schools (some 75% of primary and secondary schools are outside of the control of the state). As such, Ghana has a thriving and expansive private education sector with a wide array of school options. Many of the private and independent schools in Ghana have reduced or subsidised fee schemes in order to meet the financial constraints of lower middle class parents (particularly faith schools and rural schools). Many schools offer boarding at junior and senior levels. Whilst private schools are located across Ghana, the vast majority of private and independent schools are located in and around Accra, Ghana’s capital city with Kumasi having the second biggest selection.

A number of Ghana’s private and independent schools stand out as amongst the best in the country and are known across Africa. Typically, these schools tend to offer an international education (i.e. based on an international curriculum) to an international student body. These schools tend to offer the best facilities and charge the highest fees.

Private and independent schools in Ghana are not necessarily accredited by any one primary body but are mostly authorised by the state. However, many have chosen to organise within various schools associations, such as the Association for International Certification Schools (ASICS) (boasting some 42 members); the Association of Private School Owners Ghana (APSOG); the Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS); or the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) amongst others. The best known schools have sought to gain accreditation and association with internationally regarded awarding bodies including the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA); the Council of International Schools (CIS); or various British, American or Australian bodies (inc. British Council and NEASC). Many of these schools are also licensed by Cambridge International. In addition to government efforts to increase the state provision of school places, the government has also made overtures towards bringing private and independent schools under the accreditation and supervision of state agencies (namely the National Schools Inspectorate Authority, NaSIA). This agenda has, consequently, brought the larger associations of private, independent and international schools together as a united voice under the Private Education Coalition (which includes ASICS; the Foundation for Education Research and Development (FERD); GNACOPS; National Council for Private Early Childhood Growth and Development (NCPECGD); National Council of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTA); and the Montessori Alliance of Ghana (MONTAG)).

Due to the vast number of private schools in Ghana, many of which have limited public information available, it is not possible for us to detail all schools. This is especially so for schools that are not members of an independent schools association. You can find a directory list of private and independent schools in Ghana below, including the most well-known and highest-rated schools.


SCHOOLS

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EAST AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

EAIS

NO. 7 KOFI KORLEY STREET, EAST AIRPORT, ACCRA, GHANA

PRE-SCHOOL, PRIMARY, JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
ALL-THROUGH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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ESTABLISHED 2002
FEE-PAYING
DAY
CO-EDUCATIONAL
AGES 3 – 18 (CRÈCHE – GRADE SHS3)
INTERNATIONAL (BRITISH)


eais-edu.com

Rating: 4 out of 5.

EASTBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

EBIS

DZEN AYOR JUNCTION, ADJIRINGANOR, ACCRA, GHANA

PRE-SCHOOL AND PRIMARY SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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ESTABLISHED 2018
FEE-PAYING
DAY
CO-EDUCATIONAL
AGES 1 – 11 (CRÈCHE – GRADE 6)
INTERNATIONAL (BRITISH)


eastbridgeinternationalschool.com

Rating: 4 out of 5.

EDEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

3 DJANIE ASHIE ROAD, ACCRA, GHANA

PRIMARY SCHOOL
FAITH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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ESTABLISHED 2002
FEE-PAYING
DAY
CO-EDUCATIONAL
AGES 5 – 11 (GRADES 1 – GRADE 6)
INTERNATIONAL (BRITISH)


eseninternationalschoo.business.site

Rating: 4 out of 5.

ELI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

ELINTA

AWUDOME TSITO, GHANA

PRE-SCHOOL, PRIMARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
FAITH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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ESTABLISHED 2006
FEE-PAYING
DAY
CO-EDUCATIONAL
AGES 4 – 16 (CRÈCHE – GRADE JHS3)


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

ELIM SPRINGS ACADEMY

ESA

32ND STREET, MILE 7, NEW ACHIMOTA, ACCRA, GHANA

PRE-SCHOOL, PRIMARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
FAITH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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ESTABLISHED 2015
FEE-PAYING
DAY
CO-EDUCATIONAL
AGES 2 – 16 (CRÈCHE – GRADE JHS3)
CHRISTIAN


elimspringsacademy.org

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

ELINAM INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

EIFS / ELINAM INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOOL

HO-AFLAO ROAD, DAKPA, GHANA

PRE-SCHOOL, PRIMARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
BOARDING SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
JUNIOR BOARDING SCHOOL

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FEE-PAYING
BOARDING & DAY
CO-EDUCATIONAL
AGES 4 – 16 (CRÈCHE – GRADE JHS3)


elinaminternationalschool.com

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

ELLIOT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

DJAMA ROAD, GBWAE-DJANMEN, ACCRA, GHANA

PRE-SCHOOL, PRIMARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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FEE-PAYING
DAY
CO-EDUCATIONAL
AGES 4 – 16 (CRÈCHE – GRADE JHS3)


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

EMMANUEL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

EIS

ATWIMA KOKOBENG (SUNYANI ROAD), KUMASI, ASHANTI, GHANA

PRIMARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

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ESTABLISHED 2011
FEE-PAYING
DAY
CO-EDUCATIONAL
AGES 6 – 16 (GRADE 1 – GRADE JHS3)


eisghana.org

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

ENAS HYBRID SCHOOL

AHODWO-DABAN MAIN ROAD, KUMASI, GHANA

PRE-SCHOOL, PRIMARY, JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
ALL-THROUGH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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ESTABLISHED 2010
FEE-PAYING
DAY
CO-EDUCATIONAL
AGES 2 – 18 (CRÉCHE – GRADE SHS3)
INTERNATIONAL (BRITISH)


enashybrid.edu.gh

Rating: 4 out of 5.


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