Top 15 Christian Secondary Schools in Nigeria

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Top 15 Christian Secondary Schools in Nigeria

It is the desire of every parent to provide quality education for their children. However, in choosing the right school for their children, there are different criteria that different parents look out for.

While some parents want their children to experience boarding house, other parents want their kids to learn in a mixed school environment. Some parents would prefer their kids to school in their hometown while some other parents would have their kids in study outside of the country.

Some very religious parents or parents who want to instil religious values in their children may want their children to learn in schools that would meet such need. That is why in Nigeria, there are religiously inclined schools such as the Christian and Islamic schools.

In such schools, teachers are conscious of the need to help students learn the religious values preferred by the parents or guardians alongside the regular academic curricula.

Talking about Christian schools, there are many Christian schools in Nigeria. This blog post takes a look as some of the best Christian schools in Nigeria.

If you are a Christian parent and you are looking for the best Christian schools for your child in Nigeria, this blog post will be of great help.

Please note that the list of the top Christian schools in Nigeria below is written in no particular order.

Top 15 Christian Secondary Schools in Nigeria

  1. Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja

On top of our chat is Loyola Jesuit College, one of the best Christian Catholic schools in Nigeria.

Loyola Jesuit College is part of the worldwide family of schools run by the Society of Jesus.

Loyola Jesuit College is a coeducational secondary school in the classical tradition. The college opened with JS 1 in 1996 and now has 600 students, in JS and SS.

The College does not recommend that children should enter Class One before their tenth birthday.

The school feels that the best time to come to secondary school is at the threshold of adolescence, especially when it involves leaving home to enter a school boarding house.

The College programme is not structured for caring for the needs of very young children who are still emotionally dependent on the close support of their parents. Our preferred age at entry would be 11 or near it.

Loyola Jesuit is located at Gidan Mangoro, Karu-Karshi Road, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, NIGERIA.




  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 programme 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. The founders' view that the girls should be educated to 'meet the wants of the age', remains as true as it ever was.

They are located at 2 Ojo, off Toyan street, south-west Ikoyi, Lagos

  1. Christ The King Catholic College, Ijebu

Christ The King is one of the best Christian schools that you can find in Nigeria.

Christ the King Catholic College, (CKCC) Odolewu, Ijebu is a government-approved Catholic Private Secondary School established by the CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF IJEBU-ODE on September 08, 1995, under the leadership of Most Rev. Albert A. Fasina, Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, as Proprietor. The College is for boys only and a fully boarding school.

The College provides sound, effective, purposeful and functional education for the self-actualization of the boy child. The College offers holistic formation of the male child in line with Christian values.

CKCC, represented Nigeria in Holland, the UK for the world Mathematics Olympiads and won the bronze medal in 2011.

It continued its run of excellence by representing Nigeria in Argentina 2012 world Olympiads after winning several Gold medals in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) and Olympiads in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

The performance at this competition by the College contingent ranked Nigeria among the first three intellectual nations of the world.

The school is located:  Odolewu, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun-State, Nigeria.

  1. Notre Dame Girls’ Academy, Abuja

Notre Dame Girls' Academy is one of the best Christian Girls-only schools in Nigeria.

With an emphasis on academic and non-academic aspects of education, Notre Dame Girls' Academy is committed to the health and development of each student's personal, social, moral, spiritual and mental wellbeing, as well as to support and nurture every student.

Gospel values are integrated into the life of the school. With an organised chaplaincy and pastoral team, they are committed to caring for the pastoral needs of girls.

In a caring and supportive learning community with high expectations, excellent resources and facilities, the school motivate each student to achieve her potential. They aim to develop girls who are confident, independent and selfless in service. The girls from young women, who think for themselves, understand in practice the meaning of equality and justice and their specific responsibilities in a changing and global society.

To achieve their goals, they offer quality teaching in a wide range of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular courses and activities. They encourage strong, healthy relationships between and among students and with faculty and staff

They are located at Notre Dame Girls’ Academy, Kuje- Abuja Near Saints Simon and Jude Minor Seminary, Kuchiyako, Kuje.

Top 15 Christian Secondary Schools in Nigeria

  1. St. Gregory's College

Though one of the oldest schools in this list of the best Christian schools in Nigeria, St. Gregory is highly respected among parents in Nigeria as one of the best schools in the country.

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

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

  1. Lagoon School, Lekki

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 the society.

The Lagoon School started as a secondary school open only to girls on 15th September 1995 with only fifty students.

The school is in response to the high demand for a school that upholds virtues and creates an avenue where teachers can collaborate with parents in their most important role of educating their children. It is a school founded on the inspirations and teachings of St. Josemaria (Founder of Opus Dei) who believed that parents are the primary educators of their children.

NAWA has entrusted the spiritual, doctrinal and moral formation of the students, staff and parents of the school to Opus Dei, a personal prelature in the Catholic Church. Thus the spiritual, doctrinal and moral formation given in the school is Catholic oriented.

Lagoon School is located at Ladipo Omotesho Cole Street, Off Adewunmi Adebimpe Drive, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki - Epe Expressway Lagos.

  1. Faith Academy, Abuja

Faith Academy, Goshen is a full boarding Co-educational Christian Mission Secondary School established on October 25th 2010 for Academic Excellence, Spirituality and Creativity. It is located in Goshen City along Abuja-Keffi Express Road, which is about 26 kilometres away from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Faith Academy Goshen has moved from one level of growth to another. She has developed spiritually, numerically and in infrastructure. At inception, the total population of students was three hundred and eighteen (318) and has grown to one thousand, two hundred and forty-five (1,245) as of today. Presently, the staff population is two hundred and thirty (230) including teaching and non-teaching staff.

The school is located at Km 26 Abuja-Keffi Road, Goshen City, Abuja

  1. Lifeforte School, Ibadan

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 (Dr.) Olubi and Sarah Johnson to provide a balanced comprehensive educational curriculum for the full development of children (ages 3-18) intellectually, spiritually and socially.

Lifeforte has a large number of students, Nigerian and foreign, who come from different social backgrounds (e.g. from Britain, North and South America, Canada and Australia).

With their established travel agency (Biscordint) travelling has been made easy as Lifeforte always makes arrangements for students travelling from different parts of the world to Nigeria and back at special Lifeforte parents’ discount rates.

The school is located in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Top 15 Christian Secondary Schools in Nigeria

  1. Hillcrest School, Jos

 This is a Christian School with an American pattern of education. It was founded in 1942 as a school for Christian missionary children.

There are 3 dimensions of the school: elementary, middle, and secondary school. Most secondary school students who graduate from the school are admitted into North American universities with no waste of time.

  1. Seaba Model Christian Girls College, Akure

Seaba Model Christian College, Akure is a Private Secondary School, for Girls. It is founded in 2001 by a Christian couple who are concerned about the decline of moral standard among students in Secondary and Tertiary Institution in Nigeria. The couple who are both renowned educationists – a retired School Principal and a retired Permanent Secretary.

The founding of SEABA model Christian College is a divine vision the couple have carried for twenty years after they had taught in the old Bendel State in a government girl’s secondary school.

The positive impacts they made on the lives of the girls spiritually and academically, coupled with the fact that they both attended Christian Mission Secondary Schools have encouraged them to found a Model Christian Girls College to enable them to achieve their God-given vision.

The school is located at 157 Patson Quarter Opposite National Library, Oda Road, P.O.Box 224, Akure, Ondo State.

  1. Wellspring College, Lagos

Wellspring College is a model school established in 2003 by astute and seasoned academics and education administrators who commonly share the vision of returning standards to the nation's educational system.

Wellspring College has a strong sense of purpose.  The school has developed a value statement that drives her functions and interactions.

The school harnesses every opportunity to give our students sound spiritual, academic, mental and social development. They are committed to providing a challenging, dynamic, relevant and coherent curriculum, which promotes lifelong learning and produces responsible, independent critical thinkers and learners who act ethically and confidently in their career and community life.

They are located at 25B Somide Odujinrin Street Omole Phase 2, Ikeja, Lagos.

  1. Baptist High School, Abuja

Baptist High School is one of the best boarding schools in Abuja. It is a coeducational boarding school and a private Christian institution offering a comprehensive secondary school education in a serene, safe learning environment. This school competes with the best boarding schools in Nigeria.

The school is the product of many years’ vision which was received by Rev. Dr. Israel Adelani Akanji, the Senior Reverend of the First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja. The school started on 28th January 2006. A Committee was set up in 2005 by the Senior Reverend of the Church.

The term of reference for the Committee was to plan and work towards establishing a Secondary School. The Committee was headed by Dr. James Daniel who laid the foundation and started the school by conducting the entrance examination and interview for students, interviewed and employed staff for the school.

You can find the school at Baptist Convention Center, Opp NNPC Filling Station,

Kubwa - Abuja

  1. Showers Christian High Schools, Port Harcourt

Another school of the list of the top 15 best Christian schools in Nigeria is Showers Christian Schools.

The school, Showers Christian High School, is fully accredited by four highly respected bodies through the Rivers State & and Federal Ministries of Education, the British Council to take the following examinations: WAEC West African Examination Council, NECO Nigerian Examination Council, CIE Cambridge International Examination Council (CHECKPOINT, O and A LEVELS), TOEFL Test of English for Foreign Language, IELTS International English Language Testing System, P/SAT & SAT.

Showers International Christian High School started as a CIE A-Levels Tutorial Center in  1995, for students looking for admission into the university. In September 2004, it was given official recognition to start as a fully-fledged secondary school, qualified to register students for examinations by WAEC, NECO and also CIE (Cambridge International Examinations).

The school caters for boys and girls aged 10 – 17 years. At present, there are under 250 students enrolled. They have 10 classrooms, a computer room, a library, a metal workroom, a music room etc. Class sizes vary between 10 – 15 students.

Their permanent site is based at Ikwerre-Ngwo Etche in Etche LGA, and is a large and expansive environment with enough room for a football field, with few distractions, making it conducive for learning. The school has moved to the permanent site in January 2012, and are putting the finishing touches to our major buildings.

Top 15 Christian Secondary Schools in Nigeria

  1. Surefoot International School, Cross River

Located in the beautiful, serene and historical city, Calabar in Cross River State, Surefoot International School (SIS) is an inclusive, co-educational, private, day and boarding school founded on solid Christian values. At Surefoot, we believe “a child whose foundation is laid in Christ is surefooted for life”.

Their 4 Core Philosophies being Attendance, Attitude, Academics and Activities means that all our children are imbued with lifelong skills which transform and builds them into global leaders. 

Boasting of 100 per cent success rates in both Cambridge IGCSEs and WASSCE exams and being an affiliate member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), SIS ensures that the International Education Standards are brought within your reach. SIS also has a Special Education Programme which provides quality inclusive learning for children with special educational needs and mild learning difficulties.

Address: Plot 1, Surefoot International School Drive Off Murtala Mohammed Highway (Opp. Zone 6 Police Station) Cross River.

  1. Dansol School, Lagos

Dansol is a Christian school where they create an atmosphere that emphasises Christian values. The learners are encouraged and supported to imbibe and live with these values for the rest of their lives.

Right from the lesson plans for each of the classes, a Biblical worldview is adopted. The school believes all subjects as they have them in all schools have their foundation in the Bible. Teachers integrate scriptures to the topics taught in each of the subjects offered in the school.

The school sees a new generation built through Dansol. Their learners are the future responsible parents, dedicated teachers, proficient professionals and honest politicians who will positively influence the future of this nation and beyond.

Dansol is creating a new generation of Christian professionals who are assets to Nations. They are inventors and experts who will seek after the spirit because they have the spirit of might, counsel, knowledge, understanding and the fear of God (Isaiah 11:1-3).

Their High School is located at Dansol High School 13/15 Acme Crescent, off Acme Road, Off Agidingbi Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

Those are some of the best Christian Schools in Nigeria. Do you know of any good Christian School in Nigeria that didn't make the list? Feel free to state their names and location in the comment session so we can check them out and edit this blog post appropriately.




Submitted by Evelyn (not verified) on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 20:42

Christ the Redeemer's College,Christhill, Sagamu is a Kingdom based Christian co education full boarding secondary school. I think it should also be on this list.
It's a school with a mandate of turning young learners to God.

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