Top 10 Best Schools in Ikoyi, Lagos

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Top 10 Best Schools in Ikoyi, Lagos

  1. Lagos Preparatory School
  2. Bridge House College
  3. Holy Child College
  4. Brownsville College
  5. Greenwood House School
  6. Corona School, Ikoyi
  7. St. Gregory’s College
  8. The Foreshore School
  9. Meadow Hall School, Ikoyi
  10. Others

Ikoyi is the most affluent neighbourhood in Lagos and the wealthiest community in Nigeria. Inhabited by the most extreme upper class in Nigeria, Ikoyi has become the envy of every Nigerian who is desirous of a comfortable, luxurious live here in Nigeria.

Expectedly, the affluence and class of Ikoyi residents has robbed off on the standard of education and the calibre of schools the community has attracted.

Some of the best schools in Lagos are located in the heart of Ikoyi, making Ikoyi even more attractive to its wealthy dwellers.

Before transcending into the gorgeous piece that it is today, Ikoyi was a residential cantonment for the expatriate British community and still retains many of the large colonial residences built between 1900 and 1950.

More recently, one of the main attractions in Ikoyi is Awolowo Road, a high street lined with high-end shops and boutiques.

Ikoyi also houses hundreds of expatriates who have been relocated from the Nigerian oil headquarters in the Naija Delta to Lagos for safety reasons.

For these expatriates finding a good school for their kids in Ikoyi - that meets the standard they are used to elsewhere – is never a problem.  The same goes for their Nigerian counterparts.

This list looks at the best secondary schools in Ikoyi Lagos. So if you are a parent and you want your child to school in Ikoyi, this list will intimate you with the top leading schools in Ikoyi.

Please note that the list below is in no particular order.

Top 10 Best Schools in Ikoyi, Lagos

  1. Lagos Preparatory and Secondary School Ikoyi

Lagos Preparatory School is one of the best schools in Lagos of course, Ikoyi.

Lagos Preparatory & Secondary School provides day facilities for boys and girls aged 18 months (Nursery) to 16+ years (Primary and Secondary) who are taught to the requirements of the English National Curriculum.

The school is well equipped to a high standard with specialist provision for ICT, Science, Languages, Music, Drama, Art, Sports, Cookery and Learning Support, providing all the facilities needed to teach a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school is an International Community with children and staff from over 20 different countries.

Lagos Preparatory School is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS), the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), Independent Schools Council (ISC), Associations of Independent Schools in Africa (AISA) and Association of International School Educators of Nigeria (AISEN) making us the most highly accredited British Prep School.

  1. Bridge House College, Ikoyi

Bridge House College is Nigeria's leading Sixth Form College that prepares students for university education around the world.

We offer Cambridge A-Levels and University Foundation Programmes to students seeking admission to top universities in Nigeria, UK, USA, Canada, Hungary and Ghana.

Bridge House College is an accredited centre with the British council to conduct Cambridge examinations and also a UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Services) centre. BHC works with Brooke House College, UK, a foremost sixth form college with over 35 years’ experience in placing students in universities throughout the UK.

The school is located at Osborne Foreshore II, Royal Palm Dr, Ikoyi, Lagos.




  1. Holy Child College, Ikoyi

Holy Child education worldwide is an initiative by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus at providing qualitative education in a high moral and academic environment proposed to uplift the performance of girls at primary, secondary and tertiary education levels.

Holy Child education is unique by its very nature.

The Society of the Holy Child Jesus, founded by Rev. Mother Cornelia in 1846 in England, was then well known all over the world for its educational program for girls.

Cornelia Connelly's approach to effective education stresses on charisma, academic excellence and development of the 'whole child' – mind, heart and spirit and these values are evident today in all Holy Child Schools across the globe. Our founders' view that the girls should be educated to 'meet the wants of the age', remains as true as it ever was. ​

The school is located at 12 Ojo Street Off Toyan Street South-West Ikoyi.

Top 10 Best Schools in Ikoyi, Lagos

  1. Brownsville College, Ikoyi

With small classes, a dedicated faculty of Expatriate and Nigerian staff, well-structured athletic and co-curricular activities, Brownsville College Ikoyi helps each of her students reach his or her potential in a supportive learning environment. Students thrive at boarding schools because of the opportunities and care we offer. The environment fosters good study habits and gives more time for study and activities.

A home environment can't offer the extent of opportunities, stimulation and enjoyment that teenagers require.

The five core values to be placed in the centre of College Life are – academic excellence, community service, ethical and leadership development, personal growth, and international understanding – these are infused in our curriculum, our relationships and our sense of self.

Brownsville Students are well-rounded, hardworking students who gain from the College Knowledge, Character and Leadership and a passion to succeed in life.

The school is located at No 1, Hameed Kasumu Street, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos

Top 10 Best Schools in Ikoyi, Lagos

  1. Greenwood House School

Greenwood House School is an independent, friendly, Nursery and Primary School in the highbrow area of Parkview Estate Ikoyi, Lagos. It runs classes from playgroup to primary six and accepts children between the ages of two to 10 years irrespective of their cultural and religious backgrounds.

It is one of the top primary schools in Nigeria with an impressive record of academic successes. Greenwood House School students are consistently top performers in entrance examinations gaining admissions and yearly scholarships without fail into competitive secondary schools within and outside Nigeria.

  1. Corona School, Ikoyi

The school offers a unique educational experience for all students by providing a curriculum which is unique to the Corona Schools. Their curriculum is a rich blend of the Nigerian curriculum and other major curricula in the world. It is robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that pupils need to compete successfully as global citizens.

Corona exposes children to a variety of co-curricular activities ranging from Music, Drama and Public Speaking, Sports (Football, Table-tennis, Basketball, Swimming, Athletics); Ballet, Art & Craft; Cheerleading, Chess, Dance, Language, Coding & Robotics etc. The children participate in both local and international competitions and have always excelled.




  1. St. Gregory’s College

St. Gregory’s College, established solely through the efforts of the Catholic mission in 1928 and named after Pope St.

Gregory the Great (540-604), has developed into a unique institution sought after by discerning minds who seek to partake of its quality of education planked on the philosophy of educating “the whole of the human person”: his intellect, his heart, his will, his physique, his character and lastly, his soul, i.e. physical, mental, academic, moral and spiritual development. With an unbroken history of ninety (90) years, it remains the bedrock of academic excellence and character formation with an array of distinguished Gregorian’s who have left their footprints in the sands of time.

The school is located at St Gregory's College South-West Ikoyi, Lagos-Nigeria.

  1. The Foreshore School

The Foreshore School is Preschool and Primary School in Ikoyi, Lagos which is committed to providing a fun-filled, rewarding programme that balances each child’s intellectual, physical, social, creative and emotional needs.

The school is an accredited International Preschool Curriculum (IPC), provider. The IPC is the world leader in early childhood education and its curriculum is outcome-based, with learning areas such as numbers, size and measurement, shapes, colours, phonics, reading preparation, motor and social development, listening and speaking.

Their primary school offers the British National Curriculum (Key Stages 1 and 2), which provides a broad and balanced curriculum which raises achievement and improves outcomes for children.

  1. Meadow Hall School, Ikoyi

Meadow Hall School is a school, junior school and secondary school in Ikoyi and Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. It was founded in July 2002 and offers a combination of the British National Curriculum and the Nigerian Curriculum.

Meadow Hall was founded by Mrs. Kehinde Nwani.[2] The school is primarily a British curriculum school but makes sure it incorporates the Nigerian culture as well.

Mrs. Kehinde Nwani founded Meadow Hall in 2002. She obtained her Bachelor of Law degree from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and was called to the Nigerian Bar over 25 years ago. She practised law for about 14 years before setting up an educational institution.

What began as Meadow Hall Infant and Junior school in 2002 has since grown into a group which consists of the Infant and Junior schools on two sites (Lekki and Ikoyi) and a College in Lekki, with a total population of about 1,100 students.

  1. Over to you.

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