Holy Child School, also known as Angel's Hill, was ranked among the best 10 schools in Africa on 2003, producing the best overall female student in the 2003 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE).
Holy Child School also produced the best overall student,Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland and the second best overall student, Audrey Emefa Awuttey for the 2017 West African Senior School Examination, WASSCE.
It was founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) in the year 1946 to provide education to Catholics within the region.The current student population stands at over 1000 girls aged between 14 and 18 years. All students of Holy Child School are boarders.
The School has always prided itself in providing holistic education for females so that they may strive to achieve higher heights and become "Women of Substance". The school motto is "Facta Non Verba" which simply means Actions Not Words. The present headmistress of the school is Mrs. Anastasia Thomford Okyere.
Cape Coast in Cape Coast Metro district of CENTRAL Region
Holy Child School, Cape Coast Anthem
Following the establishment of Mfantsipim School (Methodist) and Adisadel College (Anglican) in 1876 and 1910 respectively, the Catholic community in Ghana were eager for the establishment of Roman Catholic-based education in Ghana.
On 15 January 1935, Bishop Porter blessed and led a ceremony for the laying of the foundation-stone of St. Augustine's College, which was solemnly laid by Sir Arnold W. Hodson, the then Governor. His Lordship then turned his attention to female education..
"As far as possible", said Bishop Porter, every Catholic was to be educated in a Catholic School or College. The reason is very obvious. The ordinary man or woman imbibes his or her Catholicism from practice rather than theory. Catholicism in the school and the college is thus too necessary for the Catholic boy or girl.
Their conversations at table and during recreations, their games and work and the expression of their ideals themselves, in a word, their whole body, mind and soul must be thoroughly a Catholic. And can the Catholic atmosphere, that almost indefinable atmosphere be found anywhere else besides the Catholic School and College?" Therefore, to meet the increasing demands for wider educational facilities for girls, a reorganisation of existing establishments and the provisions of new schools became an urgent necessity.
Holy Child School, Cape Coast Programmes and Course
The school offers these following programmes
New pupils are admitted in September every year through a computerized system under the control of the Ghana Education Service. The system works based on the results of an entry examination known as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E). This examination is held for junior high schools at various centres throughout the country. Entry Forms for the above examination are obtained from the West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C) through the headteachers of the respective junior high schools within the country. Once the computerised selection process is completed, the list of admitted students are made available by the Ghana Education Service to the school. The list is then made public through the school’s notice board.
An opportunity is given to foreign nationals wish to apply for admission into the school through a written entrance examination organised by the school.
After a student gains admission, he is given the school's official prospectus. This book helps new students about the school and all that is required of them.
- St. Ann's House
- St. Joseph's House
- St. Cornelia's House
- St. Agnes' House
- St. Theresa's House
- St. Catherine's House
- St. Maria's House
- Archbishop Amissah's House
- Our Lady's House