International Community School
- Sector: Healthcare & Education
- Country of operations: Ghana
Learning to grow
International Community School is an independent, co-educational institution in Ghana, with a number of campuses spread across Accra and the second city of Kumasi. It first opened its doors to the public in Kumasi in January 2000, when it had just seven students. It expanded its operations to the capital in 2015 and the group now has more than 1,000 pupils enrolled, drawn from 30 different countries.
It provides for the full range of teaching, from pre-school through to primary, middle and high school, based on the British curriculum. The group is also a regional member of Round Square, a worldwide association of leading schools.
Many of International Community School’s pupils go on to study at prestigious universities overseas, such as Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, and the University of Stirling in the UK.
With demand for high-quality education continuing to grow in Ghana, the school has been developing a new campus in East Legon, Accra. “We have been the fastest growing school in the city of Accra,” says Dr Charles Yeboah, Co-founder and Managing Director. “That has resulted in building a brand new campus, because the demand has been phenomenal.”
The group aims to attract even more pupils in the years to come with a marketing and outreach programme in the two cities in which it operates. “We intend to embark on a massive campaign and also to set up early years’ centres in strategic locations in Accra and Kumasi,” says Charles. “This will make us known all over the cities and the centres will serve as a feeder to our main campuses. We expect to be a dominant force in the educational landscape in West Africa in the next five years, offering a quality and inclusive education to our pupils as well as promoting our adults’ professional development programme.”