Ghana Christian International High School was born out of a vision God gave the Adei family (Stephen and Georgina; their children Stephen Jnr, Eunice, Priscilla, and Timothy). They were convinced that Ghana needed an academically strong high school, but one built on Christian foundations. That vision was shared with an increasing circle of Christian friends in Ghana, such as the late Rev. Bernard E. Marbell and Dr. Mrs. De-Anne M. Marbell, and many others. Spurred on by Mr. Geoffrey Deane and friends in Australia, today GCIHS is at the forefront in training Christian leaders of the future as reflected in the school’s motto, “For God, Family, and Country”.
In October 2000, GCIHS started with fifteen students and five full-time teachers in the New Achimota area of Accra. For two years, the Principal, Dr. Louvenia Magee Gafney, a missionary from Maryland, USA, laid the foundation for the Christian school. She previously had the experience of establishing Christian schools in Asia and South America.
The founders, Stephen and Georgina Adei acquired a 33-acre property at Sota, on the Dodowa-Afienya road, where permanent premises of the Sota Campus of GCIHS now stands. In October 2007 the school officially relocated to the quiet and rural environment of Sota.
School enrollment expanded rapidly after this under the second Principal of the Senior School, Mrs. Vivian Campbell. Much of the administrative and academic systems and structures were put in place during this time to actualize the mission and vision of the school. It was a period of sacrifice, multitasking, and hard work on the part of the staff, parents, and students alike
In 2013, Mrs. Mabel Arthur succeeded Mrs. Vivian Campbell as the Senior School Principal. Mrs. Vivian Campbell then became the first Principal of the Junior school that started with 22 students and 5 full time teachers that same year. The current Junior School Principal is Mr. John Benjamin Eshun and the current Senior school principal is Ms Vivian Bawuah
During this same period, Mr. Andrews Adei, supervised the completion of the Pomaa-Adeiso Campus (PAC) to start a community-based secondary school at Hwiremoase in Adansi, Ashanti Region. The current Principal of GCIHS PAC, is Ms. Beatrice Deih.
GCIHS has graduated students since 2003 and her alumni are found in universities and in the workplace both in Ghana and abroad. We thank the Almighty God for what he has done and continues to do in the lives of the entire GCIHS family to the glory of His name. We also thank all parents/guardians who have entrusted us with their children/wards over the years. From 15 students in a converted house in Achimota to over 1100 students on two campuses, the Lord has indeed blessed GCIHS as it continues to educate young people in the nurture and admonition of God.
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