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The responsibility of implementing the pre-tertiary aspect of the goals of the ministry in order to achieve a high quality pre-tertiary education and training relevant to the manpower needs of the country and making education accessible to all children of school-going age.


To provide relevant education to all Ghanaians at all levels to enable them acquire skills that will assist them to develop their potential, to be productive, to facilitate poverty reduction and to promote-socio-economic growth and national development.


The name of the school is ST. JOHN’S GRAMMAR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. It was established on 16th May, 1954 by the late Mr. John Hayford Mensah with the guidance of Mr. P.K.K Quaidoo, Nana Essilfie Bondzie, Mr. Charles Ocansey and S.M. Arko. It was co-educational and a boarding institution which was accommodated in temporary structures at Kokomelemele, a suburb of Accra.

Besides the traditional subjects, French, Latin and Greek were taught in the school, hence the name Grammar School.


Its present location is Achimota, on the Accra-Nsawam road.

Telephone No.: 021-400660

Important School Dates

Founders’ Day: 16th May

Speech Day: November every year


Boarding: As at now the school has limited boarding facilities for both boys and girls. The girls’ accommodation is relatively better than the boys’. The percentage of boarders out of the total school population is about 28%.

Day: The school is basically a day institution with about 68% of the total school population being day students.


Despite the weaker academic backgrounds of our intakes, the school has churned out excellent students through the hard work of administration and staff.

  1. SSCE: The school during the time of the SSCE maintained an appreciable pass rate of 75% in six (6) or more subjects.
  2. WASSCE: The schools pass rate in WASSCE keeps improving. The average percentage pass rate in six (6) or more subjects is now 78%

The business department over the years has proven the strongest with an average pass rate of 98% in six (6) or more subjects. Business Management for instance peaked at 100% in 2007 and 2008.

The products from the departments are in the various tertiary institutions like the universities, polytechnics and other professional institutions. Most of the students from the Business Department are found in the School of Administration University of Ghana, School of Business University of Cape Coast and others.

The Vocational Department follows with the average pass rate of 88%. The department can boast of having most of its products in the Home Economics Department of the University of Cape Coast and Food Science Department of the University of Ghana as well as the Polytechnics across the country.

The Science Department has an average pass of 85%. The interesting thing about this department is the quality of their passes. Most of them find themselves in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of Ghana reading Medicine, Pharmacy, Mechanical Engineering, Food Engineering Nursing among others.  General Arts students from the Social Science Department can also boast of producing lawyers, psychologists, economists and others some of whom are lecturers in the various Universities and Polytechnics. Aside, the school gets regular feedbacks on the outstanding performance of the students who read General Arts in the various faculties of the Universities.

The Agriculture Department also maintains an average pass rate of 85%. Again and proudly so, most of the students from this department can be found in the Schools and the Colleges of Agriculture across the Universities and Polytechnics in the country.

St. John’s Grammar Senior High School, is simply not left out in producing the needed manpower through quality Senior High School Education in Ghana.

  • NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS QUIZ: The school participated in the National Science and Mathematics Quiz in 2006 and made it to the quarter finals.
  1. The school participates in the Regional Games regularly. It has regional Triple Jump Record set by Sam Owusu in 2003. Sam Owusu in 2004 emerged the overall best athlete at the National School level. Recently, the school produced an athlete Robert Kotey who in the 2009 Inter- Regional School Sports Festival broke a record set by his own grandfather 44yrs back in a High Jump. He consequently emerged the National Champion in the same year.


  1. Classrooms: The school has two main classroom blocks. The junior and senior blocks. The Junior block is a two-storey building with 16 classrooms whiles the Seniors’ block is a three storey with 12 classrooms. Laboratories: The school has two laboratories. The juniors’ laboratory containing the physics, chemistry and biology sections and the senior’s laboratories also containing physics, chemistry and biology sections.
  2. Computer laboratories: The school has an air-conditioned computer laboratory with about fifty (50) functioning desktop computers.
  3. Library: The school has a sizeable library that has a seating capacity for 120 students. It is stocked with about six hundred and eighty-eight (688) books relating to the various programmes.
  4. Textbooks: The school has books supplied to its book shop which it supplies to students and collected at the end of every academic year.


  1. Recreational grounds: The school has a football field which also serves as an athletics oval and a volley pitch. There is also a modern basket ball court.
    1. Agricultural Science: General Agriculture, Horticulture, Chemistry, Physics
    2. Business (Accounting): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principles of Costing, Principles of Accounting, Economics, Elective Mathematics
    3. Vocational (Visual Arts): General Knowledge in Art, Graphic Design, Picture making, Ceramics, Textiles, Economics
    4. Vocational (Home Economics): General Knowledge in Art, Management in Living, Foods and Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, Economics, Biology
    5. General Science: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics, Geography
  • General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics
  1. General Arts: Literature in English, French, Music, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, History, Government, Elective Mathematics

Extra-curricular activities are officially recognized activities the students engage in at school.. These may include sports and games, activities relating to clubs, societies and religious groups, entertainment, clean-up exercises etc. A list of clubs and societies are listed here:

Maths and Science club, Wildlife and Games club, CATSU (Catholic Students Union), Scripture Union,

CADET, PANAF, Library, HIV/AIDS, GMSA(Ghana Muslims Students Association), Domestic Tourism, GUNSA, PENSA, Agric-Business, French, NCCE, Business, Drama and Readers club

The school participates in other activities like Independence Day Celebration, Cultural programmes, Drama and Debates. In 2008 for instance, the school won both Drama and Debate competition in the Ga West Municipality.


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