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Frequently Asked Questions


Deciding on the right school for your child is difficult. There is much to consider to ensure you and your child choose a school that meets your needs, expectations and delivers long-lasting results to ensure your child is armed with the skills to succeed  in the world.
Below we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions, to which we have given answers to help you with your school selection process. If you have specific queries or simply want to ask more questions, please do email us at: or  call the Principal’s PA on

Q: Which curriculum do you offer?
A: Vilac International School offers the English National Curriculum from Nursery right through to Sixth Form. In Form 5 students are expected to sit the Cambridge International  IGCSE examinations and in Upper Six, they will be required to sit the Cambridge International A-level examinations. The language of instruction is English.

Q: What time does your school day begin and what time does it end?
A: The school  day begins at 7.45am and ends at 12.30pm for nursery school students, 1.10pm for infant school students, 2.40pm for junior school and lower secondary school students. The Upper Secondary students finish no later than 3.40pm.

Q: How many breaks  do the students have in a school day?
A: There are two breaks for every student. The times vary per section and feature in the student handbook, which will be given to you at the beginning of the school year.

Q: Is there a school lunch  service, or can my child bring in their own food?
A: School canteens are situated on both the primary school campus and the secondary school campus. A pre-paid cooked meals service is available for primary school students. Alternatively, Junior School  and Secondary students can bring in money to buy food from our servers. Students also have the option of bringing in packed lunch to school.

Q: How many nationalities are represented at the school?
A: Currently, there are 58 different  nationalities represented at Ghana International School.

Q: How big are your class sizes?

A: Class sizes are restricted to no more than 28 in a class. In the Primary Section, each class has a dedicated, qualified teacher and full time  teaching assistant. In the Secondary School, form tutors are assigned to each class. Each department also has at least one dedicated full time teaching assistant.

Q: Where are your teachers from?

A: Vilac International School is proud  of the diversity amongst its student body and faculty. We have teachers from Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, the UK, the US, Canada, Burkina Faso, to name but a few.

Q: Do you have a co-curricular programme?

A: Vilac International School  has a co-curricular programme which means that non-academic activities are acknowledged as being just as important as classroom learning. In the Primary School there are more than 20 different clubs available for students in Class 2 to Class 6. Clubs  include drama club, book club, debate club, football club, choir and drumming. In the Secondary School there is also a diverse range of clubs on offer including the Yearbook Committee, Community Service, Badminton, Music and many more. Every child is  expected to choose at least one club per term.

Q: Do you wear uniform?

Q: English is not my child’s first language. Can we still enrol them?
A: As an international school, we recognise that our students come from very different  backgrounds and many may not speak English as a first language. VIS has dedicated ESL teachers on both campuses to support students who speak English as a second language. Your child will be assessed in order for us to develop a personal learning plan  that will meet the needs of your child and ensure a successful academic outcome.

Q: My child has a disability. Will they still be accepted at the school?

We welcome children from all backgrounds, race, creeds and abilities. We have  a number of children with learning difficulties and disabilities thriving at the school. As with all children, you child will be assessed and meetings will be held with the parents and teachers to ensure that VIS can accommodate your child’s needs  effectively.

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