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Category A schools in Ghana are the highest level of senior high schools in the country. They are known for their high academic standards, excellent facilities, and strong alumni networks.

Category A schools are highly competitive, and students must pass a rigorous entrance exam in order to be admitted.

There are over 100 Category A schools in Ghana, located in all ten regions of the country. Some of the most prestigious Category A schools include:

Greater Accra Region

Category A schoolsLocation in the Greater Accra region
Accra Girls Senior HighAccra
Accra AcademyKaneshie, Accra
St Mary’s Senior HighKorle Gonno, Accra
Presbyterian Boys Senior HighLegon, Accra
Tema Senior HighTema, Accra
Achimota Senior HighAchimota, Accra
St Thomas Aquinas Senior HighCantonment, Accra

Central Region

Category A schoolsLocation in Central Region
Wesley Girls Senior HighCape Coast
Mfantsipim SchoolCape Coast
Holy Child School, Cape coastCape Coast
Mfantsipim Senior High:Cape Coast
St. Augustine’s CollegeCape Coast
Adisadel CollegeCape Coast

Eastern Region

Category A schoolsLocation in the Eastern region
Ofori Panin Senior High SchoolTafo
Aburi Girls Senior HighAburi
Krobo Girls Senior High SchoolOdumasi Krobo
Pope John Senior HighEffiduase, Koforidua
St Peter’s Senior High SchoolNkwatia
Ghana Senior High SchoolEffiduase, Koforidua
Okuapeman Senior HighAkropong
St Rose’s Senior HighAkwatia
Koforidua Senior High/ TechKoforidua

Northern Region

Category A schoolsLocation in the Western region
St Charles Senior HighTamale
Tamale Girls Senior HighTamale
Ghana Senior High, TamaleTamale
Tamale Senior HighTamale

Ashanti Region

Category A schoolsLocation in Ashanti Region
Prempeh Senior HighKumasi
Kumasi Boys Senior HighGyinyase
Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior HighTanoso, Kumasi
St Louis High, KumasiOduom, Kumasi
Opoku Ware Senior HighSantasi, Kumasi
T.I Ahmadiyya Senior HighKumasi

Bono Region

Category A schoolsLocation in Bono region
Our Lady of Providence Senior HighSunyani
Sunyani Senior HighSunyani
Berekum Presby Senior HighBerekum
Notre Dame Girls Senior HighSunyani
St James Sem and Senior HighSunyani
St Ann’s Girls Senior HighSampa-Buko

Volta Region

Category A schoolsLocation in Volta region
Mawuli SchoolHo
OLA Girls Senior HighHo
Bishop Herman CollegeKpando

Ahafo Region

Category A schoolsLocation in Ahafo region
Serwaa Kesse Girls Senior HighDuayaw Nkwanta
OLA Girls Senior HighKenyase

Upper West Region

Category A schoolLocation in Upper West region
Lawra Senior HighWa

Upper East Region

Category A schoolsLocation in Upper East region
Bolgatanga Senior HighNavrongo
Notre Dame Sem/ Snr HighNavrongo
St Francis Xavier Senior HighJirapa
Bolga Girls Senior HighBolgatanga
Nandom Senior HighNandom
Navrongo Senior HighNavrongo

Category A schools offer a wide range of academic programs, including science, math, humanities, and the arts. They also offer a variety of extracurricular activities, such as sports, clubs, and student government.

Students who graduate from Category A schools are well-prepared for higher education and the workforce. They are also more likely to be successful in their careers and contribute to the development of Ghana.

In recent years, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has taken steps to improve the quality of education at Category A schools. These steps include increasing funding for the schools, providing more resources for teachers, and improving the infrastructure of the schools.

The GES is committed to making Category A schools the best they can be. The goal is to ensure that all students in Ghana have access to a high-quality education, regardless of their background.

Here are some of the benefits of attending a Category A school in Ghana:

  • High academic standards
  • Excellent facilities
  • Strong alumni networks
  • Opportunities for extracurricular activities
  • Preparation for higher education and the workforce
  • Increased likelihood of success in careers
  • Contribution to the development of Ghana

If you are a student in Ghana and you are looking for a high-quality education, then you should consider applying to a Category A school.

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