Our Profile: The Hilltop School was founded in September 1997 by Cecilia and Andrew Oteng-Amoako, PhD. The vision for the school was to provide a leading well-rounded education for children within the Kumasi metropolis. Cecilia has over 30 years worth of teaching experience both locally and internationally, having taught students based on the Ghanaian, Australian and US educational curricula at Kindergarten, Primary School and Secondary Schooling levels. These broad range of international educational incites were to directly shape the development of Hilltop School; and it's focus on providing students with not only an excellent education but to also the knowledge and personal integrity, preparing them as leaders of tomorrow. Cecilia and Andrew are also proud parents of three children, who are all successful professionals in their own right.
Construction of Hilltop School started in 1996, with completion of the Nursery building in 1997/1998 academic year. The foundation class of 10 students was admitted on the 9th September 1997, which rose to 20 at the end of the first term and 50 at the end of the first year. As of September 2007, Hilltop School has a population of about 910, with 230 pupils aged 2 to 5, 470 pupils aged 5 to 12 and 210 in junior secondary school students (ages 12 to 15 years). Our 25 pioneer BECE students of 2006, scored 100% distinction with a lowest aggregate of 8. Five of our candidates made Grade 1 in all the 10 subjects and nine had Grade 1 in nine subjects. All of them were admitted to their first choice Senior Secondary Schools including the most prestigious Ghanaian Secondary Schools like Wesley Girls Cape Coast (4), Holy Child (3), St Louis (3), Prempeh College (4), Presec Legon (3) and Opoku Ware (2). On the 11th August 2007, the school received a national citation for Academic Excellence from the Ayekoo Foundation and was inducted as a Premier Member in the Platinum League Schools, an accolade for the top 40 schools in Ghana. Hilltop is ranked No. 6 out of 26,000 schools nationwide and infact scored the same aggregate of 3.20 with the 5th placed school. We rank first in the Kumasi metropolis and 2nd in the Ashanti region.
In 2007 our second batch of BECE candidates, like their predecessors, attained 100% distinction out of which 86% of candidates had aggregate 6. 36.1% of the candidates had perfect grade 1 in all 10 subjects. 55.5% had grade 1 in nine or more subjects. 69.4% had grade 1 in 8 or more subjects. The minimum aggregate was 07 with grade 1 in five subjects. The mean aggregate score of 6.14 was slightly higher than the mean aggregate of 6.2 for the 2006 BECE.