The International School of Ahafo was established by Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd., a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation in the United States of America (USA), to provide formal education to the children of Newmont employees. The school had its beginnings in August 2006 with two children who were schooled through a distance-learning programme from an Australian organisation. In January 2007, a purpose-built school was constructed and officially inaugurated on 17th April, 2008.
With the price of gold falling, in 2014 Newmont decided that it could no longer continue to offer schooling for its employees. However, a group of dedicated parents opted to reinvent the school in January 2015. Given its new direction, Newmont has decided to continue supporting the school and it retains its not-for-profit status.