Apam Senior High

Apam Senior High School is a co-educational senior high school at Apam in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region of Ghana founded in 1953

Gender – Mixed
Housing status – Day & Boarding
Year of Establishment – 1953


To be a center of training for churning out hardworking individuals who are of service to mankind.


The school exists to provide a conducive atmosphere for character training, excellence in academics and sports all in a bid to produce knowledgeable, useful, and all-round citizens imbued with good character and skills that will epitomize the school’s motto “obrapa gya owura kwan”; thus character and efficiency.


Apam Senior High School, in the Zone B District of the Central region of Ghana, was established in 1953 at Paado’s Plains, a suburb of Apam (a coastal town in the area). The school had a very humble beginning under a cocoa shed and oak trees. It started under the management of Rev. J. W. DeGraft-Johnson as a day school with Mr. C. S. Arthur Hesse as the only teacher.

In 1960, the school relocated to its present site, Mbofra mfa Adwen, with a very grand and impressive opening ceremony performed by Lord Listowel, the last Governor of the then Gold Coast, now Ghana. The development of the school that led to the adoption of the name Great Apass was achieved under the leadership and aegis of the late Dr. Peter Augustus Owiredu. Dr. Owiredu took over as the headmaster from Rev. Degraft-Johnson from 1959 to 1981(?).

By 1964, the school had moved from a day school to a boarding school and had introduced Advanced Level subjects in the Arts and Sciences in addition to the ordinary-level courses it offered.

Programs run by the school include; General Arts, Business, Science, Home Economics, Visual Arts, and Agriculture Science recently added.


1. 1953 – 1958 Rev. J. W. De-Graft Johnson

2. 1959 – 1979 Dr. P.A. Owiredu

3. 1980 – 1988 Mr. Sam Parry

4. 1988 – 2004 Mrs. Esther Hamilton

5. 2004 – 2016 Mr. Archibold K. Fuah

6. 2016- 2019 Nana E. C. Acquah

7. 2019- Date Mrs. Jemima Elsie Arthur-Morrison


No. of Students (SHS 1): 897

No. of Students (SHS 2): 1312

No. of Students (SHS 3): 609


  • 5 Classroom Blocks comprising of 44 Classrooms
  • Library
  • 3 Science Labs
  • ICT Lab
  • Home Economics Lab
  • 2 Visual Art Studios
  • 5 Dormitories
  • Dining Hall


APASS has a great tradition of excellence in academics and sports.

Notable alumni


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