Green Hills Academy is a family of schools linked by a common philosophy, mutually supporting, and working together. The motto, Towards Excellence, describes the aspirations of all.
The component parts of the Academy are interrelated. Beginning with the Nursery, each part prepares students academically, socially, physically and aesthetically. And, the education provided at each level readies the students for the program offered by the next school above. Finally, our senior secondary graduates are prepared for the best universities and colleges in Rwanda and throughout the world.
Our basic school programs are supported by two extra help programs designed to remedy any academic deficiencies in new students or in existing students who are at risk of doing poorly in reading, writing, mathematics or secondary science. The Early Intervention program begun in 2010 and provides intensive one to one help in reading at N2, N3, P1 and P2 levels. It uses a tried and tested method that has been successful across the world. Our Skills Program (begun in 2010) provides extra help in spoken and written English and French as well as reading and mathematics at the primary and middle school levels. At the Grades 9 and 10 levels this program aims mainly to bring students new to the school up to Green Hills standards.
Our instructional language is English, but Green Hills Academy provides a 50/50 French/English option from N1 to Grade 8 to enable francophone and other interested students to emerge fully bilingual in spoken and written modes. After Grade 8, these students may continue studying in a French First Language stream. German is taught in Grades 5 and 6 in the Primary School, and continues up to Grade 12 in the Secondary School. Green Hills Academy is proud to be a PASCH partner school, with support from the Goethe Institute which promotes the teaching of German, and to have an annual student exchange with a school Germany.
Rwandan studies form a central feature in the life of our school. Kinyarwanda is taught through Primary and Middle schools and we have very popular courses in traditional Rwandan drumming and dancing in our middle and secondary schools.
In the Secondary School, students are prepared for international exams by our highly qualified teachers who come from a wide range of countries. At the end of Grade 10, students sit for the Cambridge IGCSE exams, and at the end of Grade 12 they take the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. The IB is a challenging programme, but highly regarded by universities throughout the world. The IB has a strong educational vision, which we at Green Hills Academy share, and we are proud to be the only school in Rwanda offering it.
Ron Wallace, Headmaster
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN NATIONAL PROGRAMS IN OTHER SCHOOLS
At Green Hills Academy, classes start in August each year and end in late May. Green Hills Academy wishes to inform the public that, though some classes are already full, registration for new students is going on in our Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools.
Parents who wish to enrol their children after completion of the National Examinations in Grade 6 and Grade 9 (O Level) are encouraged to do so right away. Students who pass our entrance test may go directly into Grade 7(S1) and Grade 10 (S4) in the month of November 2014.
They will get a full academic year for a price of just two terms. The Grade 10(S4) students who join Green Hills Academy in November, will be able to join our International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Course in S5, in the month of August 2015. The same option for a two term year is available for primary and secondary students finishing any grade in National Curriculum schools up to Grade 9.
Green Hills Academy is the only school in Rwanda that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) which is accepted internationally as a university entrance qualification.
The school provides a snack at break time, and lunch on all days except Wednesdays. (Students who have paid for Day Boarding also receive lunch on Wednesday, an afternoon snack and dinner at 5.30pm.)
This weeks's menu
Green Hills Academy is an International school but fees are competitive.