Top 10 Girls-Only Schools in Nigeria

24 October, 2021

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Best girls-only schools in Nigeria

Are you looking for a suitable Girls only secondary school in Nigeria for your child? Below is a list of some of the leading Girls secondary school from across the country.

Please note that list is in no particular order.

1. Vivian Fowler Memorial College,


Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls is arguably one of the leading all-girls schools in Nigeria. The school, through hard work and dedication has earned an envious reputation among her peers. Vivian Fowler was established in 1991 to promote the advancement of women through quality and functional education.

The vision of the college is based on the integration and promotion of womanhood into the topmost heights in all aspects of human endeavors through both academic pursuit and moral discipline.

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The school is located at Plot 5 Billingsway, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria and has modern boarding facility.

2. Louisville Girls High School, Ijebu

Louisville Girls High School is another leading Girls only school in Nigeria. Located in a beautiful campus at Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State Nigeria, Louisville was established on January 11 1998.

Louisville Girls High School Ijebu Itele is owned and managed by the Institute of the Sisters of St. Louis, a religious group of women.

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The Institute was founded in 1842 in France by Abbe Eugene Marie Louis Bautain with a vision of ‘a world healed, unified and transformed by the saving wisdom of Christianity’ and a mission to particularly instruct the young, care for, the sick and work for the salvation of souls.

The school has a state-of-the-art boarding facility and a most conducive ideal learning environment for a 21st-century child.

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3. Lagoon school, Lekki

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The Lagoon School is the first project of the Nigerian Association for Women`s Advancement (NAWA), a not-for-profit and non-governmental educational and social trust dedicated to investing in the girl child for the good of society.

The Lagoon School started as a secondary school open only to girls on 15th September 1995 with only fifty students. It was situated at number 75 Adisa Bashua Street in Surulere, Lagos. The school moved to the permanent site in Lekki in April 2001, with four hundred and nineteen students.

Today, Lagoon School boasts a population of over a thousand students. The school is located in Ladipo Omotesho cole Street, off Adewunmi Adebimpe drive,Lekki phase 1, Lekki - Epe expressway Lagos.

4. Marywood Girls College, Ebute Metta, Lagos

Marywood Girls College, Ebute –Metta West, Lagos, formerly called Marywood Girls Grammar School was formerly a Government school. It was handed over to the archdiocese of Lagos on the 17th of March 2008.

The school strives for academic excellence in the context of a caring Christian community with an added emphasis on an educational provision relevant to the modern age.

At present, the school has an increasing population of students and an equally increasing member of staff adequate for the increasing population and an administrator. Marywood Girls College is situated in Lagos Mainland at 31 Franklin Street Ebute-Meta West. (Around Costain) Her motto is “Virtue and Academic Excellence’’.

The School faith-based Catholic school is a full boarding Girls only school. List of Top Girls-Only Schools in Nigeria

5. Queens College Yaba

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Queen's College, Lagos, is a government-owned Girls' secondary school with boarding facilities, situated in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Often referred to as the "sister college" of King's College, Lagos, it was founded on October 10, 1927, when Nigeria was still a British colony.

Queen's College has grown to a population of 3000 students, and staff strength of well over 300 full-time teachers. Queen's College has provided education for girls in Nigeria - creating equal gender opportunities for them in professional fields. Girls are given the opportunity to pursue courses in the Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Law, Architecture, the Arts, etc.

6. SEABA Model Christian Girls College, Akure

SEABA Model Christian College encourages cultural understanding, tolerance and the enjoyment of diversity. The school exposes students to different cultures through a well-planned curriculum mindful of the views and beliefs of others.

SEABA Model Christian strives to develop a girl child’s self-esteem and a sense of respect for others; encourage effective communication in social and academic environments between all members of the school community among other values.

The school is located at No 157 Patson Quarter Opposite National Library, Oda Road, Akure, Ondo State.

7. Regina Pacis Abuja

Like the biblical mustard seed, Regina Pacis Girls’ Secondary school started from a very small and humble beginning with a lot of challenges but today has grown into a big citadel of learning producing people in various professions of life.

Regina Pacis Girls Secondary school as it were, commenced full operation on the 22nd of November 1991 at Pope John II Catholic centre Wuse II with a population of about thirty(32) two students, three (3) Reverend Sisters, Four (4) Tutorial and Non-tutorial staff .

The name Regina Pacis Girls’ Secondary School was changed to Regina Pacis College. The name ‘College’ was adopted during the re-accreditation of the Schools in the FCT in which it was stated that schools should be made to run both Junior and Senior Secondary schools.

Today, the school stands as one the finest secondary education institutions in the nations. 

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8. Holy Rosary Girls School, Abuja

The school was established on 21st September 2008 in the village of Dukpa in Gwagwalada Area Council, FCT. The school took off on that day with the arrival of the 30 students and has since increased in all senses of the word. 

The joy of the entire Holy Rosary Sisters worldwide was completed as this marked our beginning of education ministry since after the Biafran war.

Holy Rosary School boasts of modern equipment and high Christian moral value among students among other things.

9. Ave Maria Girls School, Abuja

Ave Maria School for girls is a Private Catholic school accredited and empowered by his eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, CON Catholic Bishop of Abuja.

The school was established in 2004 when the proprietress, Mrs. Eucharia Onah had an encounter with our Blessed Mother Virgin Mary who through her dream demanded that she should set up a school in honour of her name to cater to the all-round excellence of young children through adequate moral and academic training.

The Girls only school is located at Jikwoyi along Karshi Road, Abuja FCT.

10. Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls, Abuja

Noble Hall Leadership Academy is Located at Plot 273 Institutes and Research District, By Idu Yard, Jabi-Airport Road, Off Coca Cola Junction, Abuja.

The school provides a first-class educational environment for girls in an attempt to create a new cadre of female leaders. It equips students with the required knowledge and skills together with strong family values, to influence change in Nigeria and Africa. 

Noble Hall Academy's boarding facilities meet the international standards for boarding schools. There are dedicated, focused, and personalised parent-teacher meetings throughout the year to review the progress of every learner.

24 October, 2021

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