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International schools in Nigeria

Top 10 International Schools in Nigeria

Many Nigerian parents love to give their children the best education. In a quest to achieve this dream of theirs, some parents enroll their kids in schools outside of Nigeria. Some enroll their wards in high schools abroad so their kids could experience that quality education from the secondary level.

Other parents may want their kids to have their university education abroad where they can have the best education possible which would then supplement their secondary school education.

The interesting thing is that parents don’t have to go through the stress of sending their kids abroad for secondary school or high school. There are indeed quality international schools here in Nigeria where kids can have that international education experience.

Although some may conclude that these top international schools in Nigeria are too expensive, quality education is not particularly cheap anywhere in the world; not even in the UK or the US – countries that Nigerian parents mostly prefer for their kids’ education.

For parents willing and ready to make the sacrifices and enroll their wards in top international schools in Nigeria, there are a handful of top international schools for their consideration.

We list some of the leading international schools in Nigeria in this post. Please note that this list is in no particular order and is not an official ranking but a list of top international schools based on parents’ reviews and ratings.

Top 10 International Schools in Nigeria

  1. Greensprings Schools

Greensprings School was established in January 1985. As a result of their rich curriculum and the excellent academic performance of its students over the years, the school has become one of the most sought-after international schools in Nigeria.

At Greensprings, they understand how boys and girls grow and learn. Therefore, they use a modern curriculum that makes learning easy for their students. Furthermore, all of Greenspirng’s teachers are certified, and their classes are equipped with state-of-art learning facilities.

Although they are one of the few British international schools in Nigeria that strictly run a British curriculum, they are proudly Nigerians. While they train their students to become global citizens, they celebrate the values and heritage of Nigeria.

Greensprings Schools are an international school located in Lagos, with campuses in Anthony, Ikoyi, and Lekki.

  1. Lifeforte International Schools

Lifeforte International School is a co-educational Private Christian Institution, consisting of the Preschool, Junior and High Schools for children between the ages of 3-18 years. It was founded on the 5th of November 1990 by Pastor Olubi and Sarah Johnson.

Success in the 21st century requires a national and global outlook. Therefore, the school offers the best of national and international curricula with a broad range of subjects and options to achieve academic breadth and to provide a springboard for A level school and university admissions.

The school is located at 1 Lifeforte Boulevard, Awotan GRA, Ibadan, Oyo State. Nigeria.

  1. Children International School

CIS is one of the leading providers of first-class primary and secondary education in Lagos, Nigeria today.

They are indeed an International school with over thirty countries represented in their student population. CIS offers a rich, diverse and stimulating extra-curricular programme that would appeal to most if not all of the students.

The School follows the National Curriculum of England catering for children between the ages of two and a half years (pre-school) up to sixteen years (Year 11) where our students will be expected to sit IGCSE and GCSE examinations.

They are located at Plot 8, Funke Zainab Usman Street.

  1. Avi-Cenna International School

Avi-Cenna International School is one of the best international schools in Nigeria.

The School is an independent, non-denominational day and boarding school for boys and girls from age 2 to age 18.  They are a thriving community where you will find students fully engaged and eager to learn.

One of the most striking features of the school is its atmosphere: happy children and young adults going about their business in a purposeful manner. Avi-Cenna operates as a family and the relationship between staff and students is exceptionally warm, built on trust and mutual respect, a good starting point for a fine education.

They are a truly international school with about 30 different nationalities represented. Their students are exposed to cultural differences early and are sensitized to various cultural nuances, thus equipping them to thrive in their shrinking global village.

Their teachers are passionate about what they teach and are strongly committed to the ethos of continuous improvement; always striving to get the best from their students and to provide an academic education of the highest possible standard.

Avi-Cenna International School, 6 Harold Shodipo Crescent GRA, Ikeja

Lagos, Nigeria.

Top 10 International Schools in Nigeria

  1. British International School, Lagos

BIS is a multi-national, co-educational school offering a British style curriculum to students aged between 11 and 18 years. It serves both the Nigerian local community and expatriates looking for a British education within an international setting.

The school opened in September 2001 and occupies a large and attractive thirty-acre site on Victoria Island in the heart of the city. It is both day and boarding with boarders representing approximately one-third of the current school population.

The school is located 1 Landbridge Avenue, Oniru Private Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.


  1. Lekki British International School, Lagos

Lekki British International School is another top flying school in Nigeria that you may want to consider for your child.

The school was established in September 2000 on a 25-acre campus within the Lekki Peninsula part of Lagos in South Western, Nigeria. Lekki British High School is the first British Boarding school in Lagos Nigeria. It consists of the following schools: Lekki British Pre School Lekki British Junior School, Lekki British High School.

They provide an environment in which each individual is assisted to discover his or her academic potential in the study, sports and personal development.

The high school is located at Victoria Arobieke St, Lekki Phase I, Lagos

  1. Meadow Hall, Lagos

Meadow Hall is a co-educational institution founded in July 2002 where an integrated scheme made up of the British National Curriculum and the Nigerian Curriculum is offered.

The school is committed to raising excellent and Godly children that will attain their highest potential in life. Meadow Hall emphasizes the importance of cognitive as well as non-cognitive learning, and our world-class facilities prove this.

The Meadow Hall School is quipped up to the standard that can be found in the best schools in the world, thus, the school is an ideal institution that every loving parent would want their kids to experience learning.

The school is located at Meadow Hall Way, Alma Beach Estate, Lekki-Epe Express Way.

  1.  Corona Schools, Lagos

Corona Schools is one of the oldest private schools in Lagos. The school is a co-educational institution and located in residential areas. We cater to a multicultural student’s community.

Their curriculum is unique to the Corona Schools as it 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.

They are located at 72 Raymond Njoku, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria.

  1. Capital Science Academy, Abuja

Capital Science Academy is a co-educational international and boarding Secondary school which offers both Nigerian and British curricula in a beautiful and secluded fifty-hectare campus.

Capital Science Academy was founded in 2003 and is, therefore, one of the longest-established private boarding schools in the area.

Over the years, the school has grown and developed, using to the full the beautiful and secluded fifty-hectare campus that we enjoy.

  1. Greenoak International School, Port Harcourt

Greenoak International School (GIS) operates a hybrid curriculum consisting of the innovative International Primary Curriculum (IPC), British/American Curricula, and the Nigerian curriculum.

They admit children aged 5 years to 16 years from various corners of the globe. GIS Secondary School was founded in 2008 by two experienced educationists whose children all studied abroad. Their vision was fuelled by a desire to create a world-class international school. GIS accepts children of all beliefs with decent values.

The school is located at St. Michael's Crescent, Off Tombia Road Extension, GRA Phase Three, Port Harcourt.

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