About German Swiss International School

The German International School Accra is one of the 140 recognised “German Schools Abroad” network which was established by the Federal Republic of Germany together with the locally based GISA Parents Association in order to promote the German language and culture abroad.

As a recognized “German School Abroad“ in the global network of German Schools, we offer our pupils an education from nursery to the German equivalent of the Ordinary Level School Leaving Certificate as well as the Cambridge International General Certificate of Education. The school boasts a history of over 50 years of existence. After years characterized by several changes the school has currently evolved into an international German school with pupils from international backgrounds. The continued work on the further development of the school resulted in the school attaining the quality seal as an “Excellent German School Abroad” from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016.

We are proud of our nice, green school compound, well-furnished classrooms and specialist rooms, our wide range of extracurricular activities in the areas of sports, music, theatre and science and the support from a competent and dedicated team of teachers. I invite you to browse through our website and discover the variety in our school life as well as the relevant information related to the registration of your children. Please do contact us directly in case you have any further questions or suggestions.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you and your children to our school.

Steffen Nagel

Gender: Mixed

Year of Establishment; 1969

Telephone: +233 (0)302 22 35 22.

GSIS enrolls students from Kindergarten to Secondary in two parallel streams known as the English International Stream and the German International Stream. Starting from the 2019/2020 school year, it has also offered German/Chinese bilingual kindergarten classes. It also has a Business College (German Wirtschaftskolleg), which offers Wholesale & Foreign Trade and Transport & Logistics Management training programmese.

English International Stream
Primary department
The official Primary curriculum of the English Stream offers English/Language, Mathematics, Geography, General Studies, History, Library, Learning Technology, which is known as ICT to students, Music, Physical Education and Science. German language is taught from Year 2 and remains compulsory until after Year 11. Chinese (Mandarin) is introduced in Year 4 and Science is introduced in Year 5.[5]

Secondary department
In 2013, the English Stream adopted the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme for Year 12 and 13, replacing the GCE A-level programme. Many students also take the SAT I/II or the Sprachdiplom for applications to universities in the United States or Germany respectively.

Before taking the IB, English International Stream students follow the British education system, completing GCSE and I/GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11. The examining boards are Cambridge and Edexcel, depending on what subject is being taken.

At GCSE/IGCSE level, compulsory subjects include English Language, English Literature, German, Mathematics and Physical Education (not examined). Students also choose electives from the following subject pools:

Languages (French and Mandarin)
Humanities (Economics, History and Geography)
Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science)
Arts (Art, Music, Drama)
International Advanced Subsidiary/A-levels are available for German and Chinese in Y11 for advanced students, so long as they take the IGCSE exam earlier in Y9. Advanced maths students may also elect to take the Further Pure maths course at IGCSE level. For the IB programme, students are only allowed a maximum of 6 subjects in total, with English and Mathematics being compulsory. Students are required to choose one subject each from the GCSE/IGCSE categories (with the addition of Anthropology as an option in Humanities). However, students are allowed to pursue a second Humanities or Science subject if they decide not to take a subject from the Arts.

German International Stream
In line with most German states, the German Secondary Department offers an eight-year Gymnasium course. The curriculum is based on the core curriculum of German schools in Southeast and East Asia, which in turn is based on the curricula of the state of Thuringia.

The school offers English, French, Latin and Mandarin programmes. GSIS is one of the first German Schools Abroad to offer the bilingual Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung (DIAP, German International Abitur Examination). As much as 50 percent of the Abitur exams can be taken in English. To prepare students for these exams, Geography is taught bilingually from K07 to K09 and in English from K10; history is taught bilingually in all years from K08.

The Business College is based in the Pok Fu Lam Campus.

School Fees
Application fees (non-refundable): HK$2,350 per student
(Kindergarten); HK$3,700 per student (Primary and Secondary)
Assessment fee: HK$4,300 per student (non-refundable)

Tuition fees (annual)

Primary(German Preschool, K01–K05, Y01–Y06)-HK$161,450
Secondary(K06–K10, Y07–Y11)-HK$190,450
Secondary(K11–K12+, Y12–Y13)-HK$203,420

German Swiss International School
Ring Road Central, POBox 30526 KIA, Accra, Ghana
Telephone: 00233 (0) 302 22 35 22, Fax: 00233 (0) 302 23 42 52,


Ring Road Central


German Swiss International School

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