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    Schools offering the International Baccalaureate curricula in the Greater Accra Region

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    EducationGhana, October 15, IB:  The SHORTLISTED SCHOOLS offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) curricula in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana as at the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year.

    Parents to know that not all of them have the accreditation from the National Schools Inspectorate Authority(NaSIA).

    1. Rayan International School (ARIS) in the Greater Accra Region
    Rayan International School
    Rayan International School

    ARIS is one of the leading IB World Schools not just in Ghana but Africa as a whole, as it sets on a journey towards inclusion, collaboration, and innovation. The ARIS Educational Model is centred on our students’ personalised learning, performance and experiences giving an ode to student agency as they take ownership of their learning.

    ARIS is fully authorized with the IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme, IB Diploma Programme, and the fourth and final IB Career-related Programme. The IBCP put us on the map as the first continuum school in Sub-Saharan Africa to offer all four IB Programmes.

    ARIS has inculcated the values of global citizenship and international-mindedness right from the early years to the point where we send our Golden Eagles out into the world. Our core values of collaboration and communication, believing in greatness in everyone and teamwork also shines through in our everyday efforts to inspire, empower and transform for a better, and more inclusive world.

    With the development and growth of our counselling and support department, ARIS is becoming highly inclusive in a fully integrated curriculum for students ranging across varying needs and abilities and prioritizes student wellbeing with the ARIS Wellbeing Model.

    We strongly encourage our students to learn foreign languages, exposing them to different cultures and different linguistic systems, enabling an informed awareness of diversities and similarities in the global community. We currently offer Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, German, Hindi, and Local Languages.

    With over 50 nationalities, our students learn to recognize and grow from their cultural roots. We believe that intercultural understanding and interpersonal competencies are essential to modern life and that learning from others is an integral part of forming one’s identity.

    As an institution that highly encourages collaboration, we include parents of our community in the approaches to teaching and learning. Through applications and software such as ManageBac, Seesaw and School Stream, parents are given a constant update on the learning progress of their children and of all school activities.

    ARIS is fortunate to have a highly professional and dynamic team of facilitators, who are committed to continuous professional development. At ARIS, students are by all means at the centre of all growth and development as we move towards more creativity and more innovation in order to prepare 21st-century learners for the future full of possibilities that await.

     

    2.  Aves International Academy Greater Accra 

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    Our preschool campus in community 25 is located
    just a few steps away from our main campus.

    Admissions are for ages 1 – 5.
    From here, they move on to primary school..


    It is our goal to support independence and encourage personal responsibility. We achieve this by giving children opportunities to explore movement, dress up by themselves, choose what they want to do and under adult supervision, perform challenging tasks that will develop and stretch their imagination.

    When they are able to achieve this, there is an increase in their self-belief, self-confidence and self-esteem that they will need for life.

    MONTESSORI THEORY & TEACHING FRAMEWORK

    Our foundation and preschool students are taught within the guidelines of the Montessori system, which is borne out of the inspiration:

    “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” The Academy further adopts the mandatory framework for preschool use as outlined by the UK’s Department for Education, known as The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

    NURSERY 1 & NURSERY 2

    The ages for Skylarks and Bluebirds are 2-3 years and 3-4 years respectively, with a maximum intake of 15 learners per class. The focus in these units is to develop their Literacy, Mathematics and Expressive Arts & Design skills. There’s an additional focus on expanding their understanding of the world around them through arts & crafts, drama, music, reading and games.

    RECEPTION

    The ages for Sparrows are 4-5 years, with a maximum intake of 15 learners per class. An enabling environment is created for our Sparrows to extend their existing skills and develop confidence through computer training, construction of sentences, knowledge of basic mathematics, and imaginative play. The broad curricula for these units are centred on the following guidelines:

    Communication, Language and Literacy

    Personal, Social and Emotional Development

    Physical Development

    Creative Development

    Mathematical Development

    Knowledge and Understanding of the World

     

    3 SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in the Greater Accra Region

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    The Mission of SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College is to provide a school of academic excellence for students from SOS Children’s Villages from all over Africa, together with students from the host country, Ghana, in a spirit of Pan-Africanism and an awareness of the social needs of society.

    The School’s philosophy embraces internationalism in its widest sense, a commitment to uplift Africa and active service to the community. Its educational mission is holistic in nature, aiming to develop all students into confident adults capable of facing the challenges of a fast-changing world, by inculcating in them critical and analytical abilities which will equip them to become compassionate thinkers who are aware of their common humanity, with a belief and pride in themselves as Africans. The College’s ultimate mission is to graduate life-long learners who are fully prepared for the best universities worldwide and who are also committed to putting their knowledge, skills and resources into developing their continent, Africa.

     

    4 Lincoln Community School  in the Greater Accra Region

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    As one of the leading international schools in Africa, LCS has been serving families in Accra, Ghana for over 50 years. Our rich history, depth of experience, and commitment to excellence in education have made us a top choice for families. We are a diverse international school community that provides an English-language-based pre-K through Grade 12 education, grounded in a mission and vision that is learning focused.

    Our mission is central to all that we do at LCS: learning, leading and connecting are our cornerstones. It is important to us that your child develops the skills and dispositions to be a successful learner, a confident leader and a connected member of the global world. We strive also to integrate the IB Learner Profile attributes and the values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, and citizenship into all areas of the school.

    What brings the school’s mission, vision and values to life is the outstanding faculty and staff that LCS employs. Over half of our teaching staff are from the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, while our local teachers are recruited from the very best private and public schools here in Ghana.

    As the Head of School, I am confident that your child will be surrounded by inspiring, passionate and caring adults whose mission is to ensure that the individual needs of all of their students as learners and young people are met.

    LCS is known for its family-friendliness and the value we place on relationships and community. In this spirit, we invite you to visit our school to learn more about the diverse ways in which LCS can serve your family.

     

    5 Cornerstone International Academy in the Greater Accra Region

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    C.I.A.’s elementary school has two campuses namely Antiwaa Campus and Edward Scott Campus. The elementary school has two semesters in a school year. The first semester starts in August and ends in December. The second semester is from January to June.

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    The middle school has one campus, namely Masua Campus. The middle school begins from sixth to tenth grade and has three terms in a school year. First Term is from September to December. The Second Term is from January to March and the third term is from April to June.

    6 Learning Skills International School (Ringway Campus)
    in the Greater Accra Region

     

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    They have a long tradition of academic excellence, care and nurture of children. The school was established in September 1986 in Osu, a suburb of Accra, Ghana and expanded to Adjiringanor in 2009.

    From its humble beginnings of just over 10 students, LSIS has grown steadily over the past three decades to become the preeminent early childhood development centre in Accra at both campuses.

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    7. Learning Skills International School

    (Adjiriganor Campus) in the Greater Accra Region

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    They have a long tradition of academic excellence, care and nurture of children. The school was established in September 1986 in Osu, a suburb of Accra, Ghana and expanded to Adjiringanor in 2009.

    From its humble beginnings of just over 10 students, LSIS has grown steadily over the past three decades to become the preeminent early childhood development centre in Accra on both campuses

     

    8. Association International School Greater Accra

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    Located in the heart of the Airport Residential Area, Association International School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade IB World School that prepares students to be confident leaders and global citizens with a sense of purpose.

    Together we learn, we succeed! The value of an AIS education is powerful because our students develop within a community of peers, sharing aspirations and developing skills and experiences that translate into successful futures. The result is an extraordinary journey with endless destinations.

     

    9. Tema International School Greater Accra

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    Tema International School was established in 2003 with a vision to be an international school of choice that produces world-class citizens. As a private coeducational P-12 school and IB World School authorised to offer the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP), TIS ensures that our Grade 12 students exit with a rigorous and internationally acclaimed IB Diploma, based on a philosophy of responsibility, performance and service. As a school, we are extremely proud of our students’ outstanding achievements across all areas.

    Schools offering the International Baccalaureate curricula in the Greater Accra Region | 9TIS students are very focused on successful academic results so that they can gain admission to their college or university of choice. Our facilities cater for our scientists, musicians, artists, sports stars, computer scientists and academics. Our school-wide wifi network enables our students to access online resources, digital textbooks and learning management systems within our IT labs or by using their own devices. The learning program and environment promote our students to become active learners and critical thinkers within a balanced program. The TIS DP graduate is an articulate leader who is intelligent, balanced, independent and committed to service and lifelong learning.

    Tema International School - SwimmingTIS is the founding member of the Tema International School Sports Association (TISSA) which offers the following interschool competitions: athletics; swimming; volleyball; tennis; table tennis; soccer; handball; and basketball. Students have the opportunity to represent their house colour in the following competitions: handball; swimming; badminton; tennis; soccer; volleyball; basketball and athletics.

    A multitude of clubs and activities are conducted after school and during weekends during each semester. Clubs and activities include art and craft; bead making; badminton; basketball; chess club; cooking; cosmetology; garden club; handball; information attaché; keep fit club; MUN Club; needlework; pop band; readers’ and writers’ club; regimental band; robotics; school choir; science fair club; soccer; strings; swimming; swimming club; table tennis club; taekwondo; tennis; yoga and Zumba.

    Tema International School - Red CrossService-learning actively involves students in a wide range of experiences, which often benefit others and the community, while also advancing the goals of a given curriculum. Common goals achieved by service-learning include: gaining a deeper understanding of the course/curricular content, a broader appreciation of the discipline and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

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    What does service-learning look like at TIS? Students are actively involved in the following service-learning programs. • Kofi and Ama Foundation annual partnership
    • Akorlikope TIS adopted community service learning trips • Educom program • Bole Whole for Rural Areas – Water for Life • Liter of Light Ghana • TIS Red Cross Society • Art Therapy • Literacy Project • Outreaches • Hospital outreaches – I am Smile (I am someone making illness less evident) • Awareness • Recycling • GardenHolics – making compost on campus • CureAid • Junior Community Service • Debating Society • Soccer Outreach • Photography Club • Feeding Program  • Kitchen Soup • Annual School Play • School Magazine Club

    Schools offering the International Baccalaureate curricula in the Greater Accra Region | 10The students’ natural talents in music, drama, singing and dance are enhanced and displayed each year through various opportunities and events. The TIS Annual Play has established an enviable reputation within the local and wider communities. ‘The Lion King’ is still being spoken about in Accra, five years after the event. The 2015 performance, Sarafina, was described by the TIS Board Chairman, “as good as any play I have seen on Broadway.” Of course, those who witnessed the incredible 2019 adaptation of The Beauty and the Beast thought they were sitting in a Broadway theatre. It sent a benchmark for others to try and match.

    Students have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills through a range of opportunities from Grade 3 to 12. These opportunities include the Prefect system (Grade 11/12), SRC (3-6 and 7-12), class leaders and representatives (7-12), Inter-Colour leaders, Model United Nations, service learning, CAS, Club Executives, as well leadership in sporting and cultural activities.

    A successful school reflects a strong school community. Although TIS main campus is a residential school, the school ensures regular communication through weekly bulletins, frequent events to which parents are invited, online reporting and an open-door policy with the Principal.

    Our Alumni, successful past students who have pursued/completed undergraduate studies in colleges and universities around the world, are a special part of TIS. Most Alumni members frequently visit the school to meet their former teachers and staff, talk to students about their experiences, as well as participating in different school events. One member is featured weekly in our bulletins and newsletters. Not only were our Alumni champions at TIS, but they are also stars in their chosen studies and careers.

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