The 14 best private secondary schools in Nigeria as at 2019
It can be a lot of work, deciding on which secondary school to send your child to, as there are hundreds of them—and more keeps adding to that number as each school year rolls by. Quality education is one of the major investments any loving parent can make into the life and future of their children. A good education sets a child up for a life of success. Schools play a major role in the formation of a child’s morals, thought process, social influence, and career pursuit. Where the overall education of the child is neglected, he grows up finding it difficult to interact with peers, and even more difficult to face life’s challenges. This makes your choice of a school, a very determining factor, and that’s why we’ve come up with this helpful list of the best private secondary school in Nigeria.
In no particular order:
1. Juillard Academy
Julilliard Academy is a co-educational secondary school located at Block 80, plot 15, Basheer Shittu Street Magodo Phase 2, Lagos. It was established in 2011.
The school’s mission is to graduate inquiry, knowledgeable, principled, skillful, caring, balanced and outstanding students that can think critically and solve problems with a goal to becoming God – Fearing global leaders, entrepreneurs and successful adults.
2. British International College.
British International School Lagos (BIS) is a British international school in Oniru Private Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. It opened in September 2001. The school’s students include Nigerians and foreigners
3. Atlantic Hall School.
Atlantic Hall is a co-educational full-boarding secondary school committed to providing a well-rounded education, guided by a committed faculty and outstanding pastoral care. The School has a dual curriculum pathway to teach both the Nigerian and International (IGCSE) programs. It was established in 1989 by the Atlantic Hall Educational Trust Council, and is located at Poka – Epe, Lagos. The school strives to ensure that her student graduates as a leader and erudite scholar, cultured and fully equipped to excel in life, higher education and leadership positions across top professions globally.
4. Loyola Jesuit College
Loyola Jesuit College is a co-educational boarding secondary school in the Jesuit tradition. The college was opened in 1996. It is a full boarding school, with teaching and supervision from members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in collaboration with the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus and dedicated lay teachers and staff. The school is located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.
The Loyola Jesuit College community is committed to the Nigerian policy on education and strives to form faith-directed persons who are inspired to imitate the justice and love of Christ for all people; who are emotionally intelligent, socially responsible and responsive, tirelessly pursue the magis and are propelled to labour for the good of others.
5. American International School of Lagos.
American International School of Lagos (AISL) is an American international school in Lagos, Nigeria. Its campus is located at Victoria Island campus, and was opened in 1981. The high school students can choose to graduate with either an American diploma or an International Baccalaureate diploma.
The students represent fifty-one countries and the staff represents fourteen countries. This diversity in our student body and staff, along with their varied ideas and backgrounds, is a hallmark of AISL.
6. Lumen Christi International High School.
Lumen Christi International School was founded on October, 5th, 1986 by His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. P.E Ekpu (Archbishop Emeritus of Benin Archdiocese). The school is located in the heart of Esanland-Arue, Uromi in Esan North-East L.G.A of Edo State and is owned by Catholic diocese of Uromi. The academic faculty work hard to continue to live by the school’s motto: the best or nothing .
7. Citadel International College.
Citadel International College Ikare Akoko opened on 17th October, 1994 at the Temporary site in Ugbe Akoko.
The aim of the school is to provide total education for the children, and it seeks to achieve this by providing a conducive and an uninterrupted atmosphere for learning; and inculcating in the students, purposeful leadership qualities with emphasis on discipline, tolerance peaceful co-existence and high moral standards
8. Kaduna International School.
Kaduna International School started as Aisha Mohammed International School in 1985. The school is a fully accredited International School belonging to AISA, CAMBRIDGE INT and COBIS. Since inception, it has been running a dual curriculum: British National and Nigerian.
9. Christ the King College.
Irish missionaries founded Christ the King College Onitsha, Nigeria in February 1933. It is an academic institution dedicated to intellectual and personal growth of male youths within the context of well-rounded liberal arts education in a catholic environment.
10. Corona Secondary School.
Corona Secondary School’s mission statement is to deliver world- class education to children. The academic faculty seeks to inculcate high moral and ethical values in the students as they prepare them for a life of service and fulfillment.
11. Igbinedion Education Center.
The Igbinedion Education Centre was founded by Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion (The Esama of Benin Kingdom) and Lady Cherry Igbinedion. In Igbinedion Education Center, the students are presented with the unique opportunities to grow in all areas.
12. Dowen College.
Dowen College is a co-educational Secondary School offering both day and boarding facilities. The School was founded on the 6th of October 1997 and is located at No. 18, Adebayo Doherty Road, Lekki phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria. The School offers both the Nigerian and British Curricula.
The vision of the school is that every child that passes through her develops to be the best. The faculty seeks to release the innate potential and the untapped leadership qualities of the students, ensuring that they discover their personal purpose and destiny.
13. Charles Dale Memorial International School.
Charles Dale Memorial International School is a co-educational and multi-cultural school, admitting students both nationally and internationally. It is strictly boarding and has standard living, learning and recreational facilities. The school is recognized and celebrated for the strength of its programs, its warm and nurturing culture, and its strong sense of community.
14. The International Community School.
The International Community School, Abuja was founded in 1998 with a vision to provide a Christian international education for both the expatriate and Nigerian community.
These schools were selected based on their good educational records in national examinations, quality infrastructure, presence of conducive learning environment, impressive success history in educational competitions, availability of qualified teachers, and reputability when compared with other schools in the continent.
The annual tuition of some of these schools are on the high side but if you’ve got the money, why not invest it in your children’s future?