Frequently Asked Questions

What’s special about the school?

The school’s philosophy embraces internationalism in its widest sense, a commitment to uplift Africa, and active service to the community. Our work is guided by our motto, “Knowledge in the service of Africa.” Our educational mission is holistic in nature as we aim to develop all our students into confident adults capable of facing the challenges of a fast-changing world, and inculcate 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 a 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.

Is it a wholly boarding school?

Yes, because the students are expected to participate fully in the life of the school.

How do I gain admission into the school?

Admission to SOS-HGIC is selective based on an entrance examination and interview. Priority is given to qualified students from the SOS Villages. Read more about how to Apply to IB and Apply to IGCSE.

What curriculum does the school offer?

SOS-HGIC follows two programmes of study. Students in their first two years follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and students in their third and fourth years follow the International Baccalaureate (IB).

How do I contact the Principal?

Contact the Secretary to the Principal, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I contact the IB Coordintator or IGCSE Coordinator?

Contact Mr. Julian Kitching, IB Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who can apply to IGCSE Programme?

The College is co-educational and open to children from SOS Villages from all over Africa, children from Ghana, and children from families from all countries.

How do I apply to IGCSE?

Follow the directions under Apply to IGCSE.

Who can apply to IB Diploma Programme?

The majority of places will be automatically taken by our IGCSE graduates but a few places are available to newcomers. Admission to the IB programme at SOS-HGIC is based on academic performance in IGCSE,  “O” Level or other SOS-HGIC-approved examination as well as an interview.

How do I apply to IB?

Follow the directions under Apply to IB.

Does the School admit all year round?

No, the College only admits during the official admission process for IB and IGCSE.

How much does the school cost to attend?

See the Cost page.

When does the academic cycle begin and end?

1st Semester: August to December
2nd Semester: January to June

Which sports programmes are available?

The SOS HGIC Sports Department oversees over ten teams, including:

  • Soccer

  • Netball

  • Handball

  • Badminton

  • Hockey

  • Table Tennis

  • Basketball

  • Judo

  • Swimming

  • Volleyball

  • Lawn Tennis

What sports facilities does the school have?

Sports Facilities include:

  • 25-metre swimming pool

  • Track

  • Football pitch with spectator stands

  • Hockey field

  • Table Tennis Room

  • Basketball Court (indoor and outdoor)

  • Volleyball court

  • Tennis court

  • Fitness Center (Gym with weight machines, treadmills, and more)

  • Badminton court

What is the school’s population?

Number of students: 346

What are the dormitories like?

Students live in rooms with individual or bunk beds, study areas, wardrobes, and toilets and showers. Two to four students share a well-kept bedroom, study room, and bathroom. Prefects and some seniors have their own rooms and washrooms. As part of their education, students are responsible for keeping their surroundings clean and safe.

What resources does the school offer?

Our students benefit from a range of educational resources:

  • Smart boards and digital projectors in a multiple of our classrooms

  • Chemistry Lab

  • Biology Lab

  • Physics Lab

  • General Science Lab

  • Language Lab

  • Outdoor and indoor study areas

  • Art room

  • Three Information Technology Labs

  • Multimedia Lab

  • Margaret Nkrumah Hall (Auditorium)