Top 9 Best Secondary Schools in Ikeja, Lagos

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Schools in Ikeja Lagos


Top 9 Best Secondary Schools in Ikeja

Here is a list are some of the ‘good’ secondary schools in Ikeja discussed in this article.

  1. Avi- Cenna International School, GRA Ikeja
  2. Dansol High School
  3. Vivian Fowler Memorial College
  4. Grange School, GRA Ikeja
  5. Grenville Schools, GRA Ikeja
  6. ST.T&T Regency, GRA Ikeja
  7. Tunwase High School, Adeniyi Jones
  8. Chrisland School, Opebi
  9. Temple School, Adeniyi Jones

The best secondary schools in Ikeja, Lagos, are not only the best schools in Lagos but some of the best schools in Nigeria as a whole. Parents living around Ikeja or other places in Lagos and even outside of Lagos can conveniently find some good schools in Ikeja for their children depending on their budgets, Ikeja being one of the most sought after places to live in Lagos.

Starting with the opening of the Lagos-Ibadan railway in 1901 and the growth of Lagos as a port, the transformation of Ikeja into a residential and industrial suburb of the city of Lagos has been astronomical.

In the mid-1960s an industrial estate was established, and in 1976 Ikeja became the capital of the Lagos State. Since then, Ikeja has attracted thousands of government parastatals, industries, private organizations and businesses that have their headquarters located in Ikeja.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has its headquarters in Ikeja on the grounds of Murtala Muhammad Airport. And the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has its Lagos office in Aviation House on the grounds of the airport. Several airlines have their head offices situated in Ikeja too.

Ikeja is also home to the popular large computer market, popularly known as Computer Village. The market began in 1997 as a small market of only 10 shops, the current market now has well over 3000.

Apart from these landmarks, Ikeja is also known for housing some of the best secondary schools in Lagos. Thousands of parents looking for good schools for their children in Lagos find schools located around Ikeja as their best bet. Be it boarding schools or co-educational day schools, there is a list of leading schools to choose for in Lagos.

If you are looking for a school for a ‘good’ school located in Ikeja for your child, below is a list of the best schools in Ikeja that can guide you in your decision-making process.

Please note that the list is in no particular order and is subject to modification(s) once there is need for such.

Top 9 Best Secondary Schools in Ikeja

Avi-cenna, founded in 1989, is a very popular independent school with a strong academic and pastoral tradition. We take pride in our past successes, whilst embracing innovation and change that best prepares our pupils for the challenges they will face in the years ahead.

The pursuit of academic excellence, a well-structured curriculum, outstanding pastoral care and a broad co-curricular programme, are what make Avi-Cenna the outstanding school it is.

Our curriculum is delivered by qualified and caring staff who inspire and challenge every child to achieve to the best of their abilities in a safe and secure environment, which enables creativity and builds strong character, moral values and enquiring minds.

Please note that the list of the top schools in Ikeja Lagos below is in no particular order.

1. Avi-cenna International School

Avi-Cenna International School is an independent, non-denominational day and boarding school for boys and girls from age 2 to age 18.

Avi-cenna was founded in 1989. The school is an independent school with a strong academic and pastoral tradition. The school embraces innovation and change that best prepares their pupils for the challenges they will face in the years ahead.

The pursuit of academic excellence, a well-structured curriculum, outstanding pastoral care and a broad co-curricular programme, are what make Avi-Cenna an outstanding school.

Avi-cenna’s curriculum is delivered by qualified and caring staffs that inspire and challenge every child to achieve to the best of their abilities in a safe and secure environment, which enables creativity and builds strong character, moral values and enquiring minds.

Avi-cena is located at 6 Harold Shodipo Crescent GRA, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria

2. Dansol High School

Dansol is a Christian school where teachers desire to create an atmosphere that emphasizes Christian values and morals.

The students 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, Biblical concept is used. The school believes all subjects have their foundation in the Bible. So, teachers use the appropriate scriptures to support any of the topics they teach in each of the subject offered in the school.

The school sees a new generation built through Dansol High School. The children are the future responsible parents, dedicated teachers, proficient professionals and honest politicians who will positively influence the future of this nation and beyond. The school is creating a new generation of humans who are assets to the nation, continent, the world and human race.

They are inventors and experts who will see after the spirit because they have the spirit of might, counsel, knowledge, understanding and the fear of God (Isaiah 11:1-3).

The school opened her doors to students on 9th October 1995 at plot 533, Wempco Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja with 4 students, 15 teachers and 5 administrative staff. Today, the school has a thriving population.

On January 1996, Lagos state and federal government approval to operate as an examination centre was obtained. On 24th January 1996, we had the formal opening ceremony of the school, thus 24th January became our Founders Day.

The school is located at 13/15 Acme Crescent, off Acme Road, Off Agidingbi Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.




3. Grange School

Grange School is an all-through 5 to 16 day and residential school in which pupils, teachers and parents, work and learn together.

The school operates as a not-for-profit, co-educational, English National Curriculum, independent, day school set on beautiful grounds within the Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ikeja, on the mainland part of Lagos in Nigeria. An off-campus “House” has been included to provide a boarding service to parents and pupils. Their spacious campus includes a variety of well-maintained facilities which create an attractive environment for learning.

Grange School was founded in 1958 by a group of well-meaning British expatriates, to provide education of equivalent standard to that which obtains in the UK.

Grange School's population is 430 girls and boys in the Primary Section which is from Reception class to Year 6, between the ages of 4+ and 11. There are 326 pupils in the secondary phase being, Year 7 to Year 11, between the ages of 11 and 16+.

The School Policy maintains a class size of 18. This policy aims to ensure that a family ethos is maintained in the school and that at Grange every child is known as an individual.

Grange School takes pride in an enduring legacy for the provision of a child-oriented atmosphere and its aim is to promote matured self-disciplined citizens.

The school’s primary phase prepares pupils for the key stage 2 CheckPoint examinations while our secondary school continues into Key Stage 3 culminating in the Checkpoint Exams and Key Stage 4 which culminates in the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). Both exams are under the auspices of the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES).

Grange encourages every pupil to discover their strengths, whether they are academic, sporting, musical or creative. Academic standards are a priority, but they also believe that by educating the whole child we can bring out the best in every individual.

A vital part of their education presentation is teaching to think independently and creatively. Grange’s pupils are challenged to question, analyse and debate, forming their own opinions, yet upholding an attitude of respect towards others.

The school is one of only three in Nigeria to be accredited by the Uk’s Independent Association of Preparatory Schools. (IAPS). The school’s Patron is the Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria.

The school is located at Harold Shodipo Crescent GRA, Ikeja, Lagos

Top 9 Best Secondary Schools in Ikeja

4. Vivian Fowler Memorial College

Vivian Fowler is a school for girls aged 10 -18 that provides a day and boarding school experience that makes young lives extraordinary.

Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls is committed to providing an education designed to enable all girls to discover their strengths and to make the most out of their talents within the school and beyond.

The school takes a look at a student, see a person, with innate abilities and potentials; therefore, it is the school’s responsibility to add value by helping them discover their talents and achieve desired academic success.

The school helps its students realise the joy of learning to learn. Prepare to be tested, stretched and inspired.

Vivian Fowler aims to promote all personalities and all talents and interests. Academic study is vitally important to this school, and we expect students to reach for high grades, but their view of education celebrates the creative, physical and spiritual as well as the intellectual.

 They want girls to graduate from the school with ethical values, they want them to persuaded that they can make a difference in society; we want girls to leave the school having qualities that matter and would be with them for the rest of their lives.

The college is a supportive community of individuals with a passion for excellence. It offers a balanced education which develops students' personal qualities to enable them to cope with life in universities both in and outside Nigeria.

The exclusive nature of the college (girls only) is aimed at reducing the possibility of bias in the choice of subjects and careers. It raises expectations, develops a wider variety of leadership opportunities and balances a disciplined work routine with an enjoyable social life outside the classroom.

The school is located at Plot 5 Billingsway, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

5. Grenville School, GRA Ikeja

Grenville follows the British curriculum and as such students at various points in their studies, will be expected to take examinations in final preparation for both the IGCSE and Cambridge A Level/International Degree Foundation programme.

Grenville holds various entrance exams during Christmas, during the Easter break and in the summer period. Additionally, by special arrangement, students may be allowed to come for an interview which may involve taking a specific set of papers and assessment by the tutors likely to teach the child. Therefore, the school attracts students from within Lagos and throughout the country.

As a deliberate policy, Grenville management has decided to keep its class sizes small as it is our belief that this one of the ways that we can help to ensure that children of all capabilities are brought up to a satisfactory level of performance.

This is seen by many parents as a winning formula that will help the school achieve its long term goal of becoming one of the top schools in Nigeria and beyond.

The recent addition of boarding facilities would ensure that Grenville School is truly international as the school begins to attract the children of Nigerians in the Diaspora, both from Europe and the Americas. These children apart from acquiring Nigerian values and culture will also help our other students understand the importance of diversity and social responsibility.

All in all, Grenville students come not only from the GRA area of Lagos but as far as Lekki and its surroundings.

Grenville is located at 18, Ladoke Akintola Street, GRA Ikeja Lagos.

6. ST.T. Regency International School.

ST&T Regency International School was founded in 1996 by Dr (Mrs) Maggie Ibru, metamorphosed into a secondary school in 2005.

The school’s success story is not that of a planned organization but the testimony of God’s hand in the vision of getting the children ready for what he is about to unfold in the future.

The school moulds to make a difference. Their first graduands have set an impressive academic landmark that must be built upon.

At ST&T Regency, their drive is in achieving their core values of Discipline, Confidence and Integrity informs the integrated curriculum of the school with a strong commitment to continuous improvement, and first-class academic standard of education.

The school is located at 20, Remi Fani Kayode Avenue, G.R.A Ikeja, Lagos.

7. Tunwase High School

The school’s objective is to create a truly conducive educational community, providing conditions of stability and security, encouragement and hope for the boys/girls of widely different ability and background, to provide forward-looking education in an environment of social unity which enable him/her make the most of his/her life as a person and as a citizens.

Tunwase High School is a co-educational secondary school approved by the Lagos State Ministry of Education. Our facilities include A Conducive environment for learning, Well equipped Science laboratory, Introductory Technology Workshop, Fine Art Studio, Music Room, Computer Laboratory with Internet facilities, Well Equipped Home Economics Laboratory, Multi-Purpose Hall, Spacious playing field, Air-conditioned buses and lots more.

The school is located at 22, Akinola Cole CrescentCrescent, off Adeniyi Jones Avenue.

So, there you have it. If you know of some other leading schools in Ikeja, Lagos that could not make this list, feel free to tell us about them in the comment session. This list is modified from time to time as soon as there is any new development, so, we might just include your suggested top school in Ikeja soon.


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