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International schools in Ghana

Search for the best international schools in Ghana; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.

Ghana is an industrialised, democratic West African country with a thriving international school sector centred on the capital Accra. Schools offering the curriculums of Britain, France, Germany, the United States and the International Baccalaureate Organisation serve the children of expatriate and local families.  

Coeducational day schooling is the norm, but a small number of schools offer boarding. Some schools span kindergarten to senior secondary level, while others specialise in primary or secondary education, and many are Christian foundations.  

There are seven IB World Schools, of which two, Lincoln Community School and Al Rayan International School, offer all three stages of the IB programme.

Ghana International School, which was founded in 1955, is the sector’s oldest institution. Today, it offers the English national curriculum, IGCSEs and A-levels to around 1,400 students of 47 nationalities.  

Lincoln Community School, which dates back to 1966, blends IB programmes with an American-style education and is redeveloping its campus to provide the latest facilities. Vilac International School offers the English national curriculum alongside the Ghanaian one.

Accreditation bodies active in Ghana include the Council of International Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  

Education is compulsory from age four to 15 and state schools teach in English. Two years of kindergarten is followed by six years of primary school and three years of junior secondary education. A further three years of senior secondary school leads on to university. 

Children aged 14 and under account for 38 per cent of Ghana’s population and private schools outnumber state schools at primary and junior secondary level. Net enrolment is 73.5 per cent for kindergartens, 84 per cent at primary schools, and 58 per cent at secondary level. 





Accra Grammar School (AGS)

P.O. Box VV54,
Accra-Dodowa Road,
Oyibi,
Ghana

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Akosombo International School

PO Box 77,
Akosombo,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Alpha Beta Education Centres - Primary, JHS & Christian College

3 High Street,
Dansoman opp. Total Filling Station,
Sahara,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al-Rayan International School

Boundry Road,
East Legon,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day.

Association International School

6 Patrice Lumumba Road,
Airport Residential Area,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Aves International Academy

VRA Road Community 25,
Tema,
Ghana

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Dayspring International Academy

PO Box AF 1814,
Adenta,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day.

DPS International Ghana

Community 25,
Tema,
Ghana

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Galaxy International School

3rd Osu Badu Link Airport,
West Residential Area,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

German Swiss International School

P.O. Box 30526,
Ring Road Central,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Ghana Christian International High School

Box DD 66,
Dodowa,
Ghana

Co-educational, , Senior, Sixth Form.

Ghana International School

PO Box 2856,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International Community College

No. BAE 29,
Baatsona Community 16,
Tema,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

International Community School Ghana (ICS Ghana) – Accra Campus

Opposite Mensvic Hotel,
East Legon,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International Community School Ghana (ICS Ghana) – Kumasi Campus

Pakyi No. 1,
P.O Box KS 10631,
Kumasi,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Ahafo

c/o Newmont Ghana Gold Limited,
40/41 Senchi Street, Airport Residential Area,
PMB, Airport Post Office, Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day.

LAS Liberty School

43 Kinshasa Avenue,
East Legon, PO Box CT 8373,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Le Lycée Français d’Accra – J Prévert

6 Tanbu Street, East Legon,
PO Box CT 1813,
Cantonments,
Ghana

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Learning Skills International School

Adjiringanor,
Near Buildaf Estates,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day.

Lincoln Community School

#126/21 Reindolf Road,
Abelemkpe,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Merton International School

PO Box OS 1740,
Osu,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Morgan International Community School

PO Box SW 63,
Gomoa-Manso,
Swedru,
Ghana

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College

Private Mail Bag,
Community 6,
Tema,
Ghana

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Takoradi International School

PO Box 453,
Takoradi,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day.

Tema International School

PO Box CO 864,
Tema International Close,
Tema,
Ghana

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Hilltop School

University P. O. Box. 212,
Kumasi,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

The Owl's Nest International School

4, Shippi Close,
Cantonments,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Roman Ridge School

PO Box GP 21057,
8 Onyasia Crescent, Roman Ridge,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Three Bears International School

Airport Residential Area,
Accra,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

Vilac International School

Adjacent Redeemed Baptist Church,
Off ARS-IPS,
PO Box Ms444,Mile 7,Achimota,
Ghana

Co-educational, Day.