Living Water to a Thirsty Land

Educating the total being of boys with girls not just in the academics but to make the best use of the minds and bodies, and have respect for all that is true and of lasting value in the Old African Culture, beliefs and ways of life.

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Living Waters To A Thirsty Land

Achimota Senior High School (also known as Achimota School) is a public coeducational institution that serves students in Basic 10 – 12 (i.e. Grades 10 12). It is the biggest and most prestigious school in Ghana. Nestled on the Achimota Hill and shielded from neighbouring townships by the Achimota Forest, Achimota School provides a serene environment for effective teaching and learning. Our highly qualified team is dedicated to working collaboratively to meet the unique needs of each student we serve. Thus, we are committed to continuing to develop head-heart-and-hand-trained future leaders in all spheres of human endeavour in a globalized world and be, as we say in Achimotan parlance,

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Living Waters To
A Thirsty Land

Achimota Senior High School (also known as Achimota School) is a public coeducational institution that serves students in Basic 10 – 12 (i.e. Grades 10 12). It is the biggest and most prestigious school in Ghana. Nestled on the Achimota Hill and shielded from neighbouring townships by the Achimota Forest, Achimota School provides a serene environment for effective teaching and learning. Our highly qualified team is dedicated to working collaboratively to meet the unique needs of each student we serve. Thus, we are committed to continuing to develop head-heart-and-hand-trained future leaders in all spheres of human endeavour in a globalized world and be, as we say in Achimotan parlance,

Welcome Message From Headmistress

Since its founding in 1927, Achimota School has been the measure of education in Ghana. As Headmistress, I feel honored and privileged to be leading this Institution of Excellence. Since its founding in 1927, Achimota School has been dedicated to expanding, training transformational leaders, inspiring creativity, innovation and critical thinking among students, and preserving the cultural identity of Ghana through various programmes. Our quest to develop students holistically is grounded in a mission and vision that integrates the core competences to the benefit of learners. 

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Why Achimota School

Achimota School, for long regarded as the best co-educational school in Ghana, offers a broad and balanced GES-based curriculum that meets the needs of all students, with facilities that enable the teaching and learning of General Science, General Arts, Agricultural Science, Visual Arts, and Home Economics.

achievements

Quizzes and Debates

  • Won the National Science & Math Quiz Competition twice (1998 and 2004)
  • Won CSIR 60th Anniversary Quiz in 2018
  • Won the Earth Day Debate 2019

WASSCE

  • 2018 WASSCE – Placed 3rd in Greater Accra

Individual Achievements

  • Akora Maud Benson represented Ghana at the 2018 Chess Olympiad.
  • Akora Caleb Smith, was adjudged the best candidate in General Arts during the 2019 WAEC Excellence Award.
  • Akora Afua Manukure Ansah received the third prize during the International Excellence Awards for the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020.
  • Akora Desiree Nhyira Hayfron was adjudged Ghana’s Best Orator 2020 for winning Inter-School Public Speaking Competition
  • Akora Nana Yaw Odeshie Agyeman-Srebore of the 2016-year group was judged the youngest Doctor in Ghana after graduating top of his class at the age of 21years.

Games

  • Inter Schools Games – Overall – 1st
  • Super Zonals Badminton (Girls) – 1st
  • Table Tennis Girls – 1st

Why Achimota Education

Here are a few compelling reasons why a student MUST have the ‘Achimota experience’:

  • No matter where you began your academic journey, Achimota School respects and welcomes you. Indeed, “from Gambaga to Accra; from Wiawso to Keta, we are brothers and our Mother is our School…”.
  • Our campus provides a conducive environment for competiveness –hence our standing as a leader in academic performance.
  • Achimota School has both teaching and non-teaching staff who are motivated and committed to ensuring that students are safe, comfortable and have their needs catered for (i.e. academics, spiritual, health, leadership, sports, good character formation etc.).
  • The holistic education of each student is our priority. Apart from excellent academic performance, students are guided, from an early stage, to respect their African roots, while having a global perspective and appreciate the need to serve humanity selflessly. Hence, our past students (known as Akoras) have been impactful in Ghana and around the world as great leaders, change managers and problem solvers in politics, the arts, academia, medicine, law, business, sports, media, diplomacy and many more.
  • We pride ourselves as having trained most of Ghana’s first professionals and giving greater impetus and meaning to girl child education in Ghana.

Houses

Kingsley House

(Eastern Compound) (Colour - yellow), named after the English explorer Mary Kingsley

Slessor House

(Eastern Compound) (Colour -dark crimson), named after the Scottish missionary Mary Slessor.

Livingstone House

(Eastern Compound) (Colour - yellow), after the explorer David Livingstone.

Fraser House

(Western Compound) (Colour- green and white), named after the first principal, Rev. Alexander Gordon Fraser.

Guggisberg House

(Eastern Compound) (Colour- navy blue), named after the then governor of the Gold Coast and co-founding father, Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg

Stopford House

 (Eastern Compound) (Colour- navy blue), named after the then governor of the Gold Coast and co-founding father, Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg
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Alumni Profile

The Old Achimotan Association is the apex alumni organization for former Achimota School students in Ghana. To accomplish its objectives, the OAA authorizes the formation of regional, branch, and year groups. The OAA's members are referred to as "Akoras."The OAA was founded in 1929 by Rev. Alec G. Fraser, the first Principal of the then-Prince of Wales College, whose son Sandy Fraser, then a member of the Achimota School staff, served as the first organizing secretary. Sandy spent his vacations touring towns and villages where Old Achimotans were at work, attempting to convey the OAA's mission and objectives. On December 23, 1930, the OAA held its first Annual General Meeting at the school, which was followed by annual meetings thereafter. Three or four days were spent on the school's campus by the participants.

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