Best Schools in Lagos: Primary and Secondary

Primary and Secondary schools are instrumental institutions in the stages of a child’s life.  A good primary education develops the child’s cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical self.  This critical role necessitates the presence of trained teachers and a school system that facilitates a broad-based learning.

Since children in primary school are in their formative years, and build on that with secondary education, both primary and secondary schools must be equipped to adequately stimulate children’s minds to be receptive and interested in all the subjects which they will encounter in higher levels of education. Ultimately, they are integral in the growth of a child’s identity.

You can entrust your child’s future in the following schools, which we’ve found to be the best primary and secondary schools in Lagos state.

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Best Primary Schools in Lagos

Grange Primary School

This school tops the list for every typical Lagos parent.  Deservedly so, Grange Primary School has earned revering praise from critics for its high standard of education, perfect learning conditions and world-class facilities. Located at the heart of Ikeja, the State Capital, the school undoubtedly remains one of the best schools in Lagos State and stands up tall among the best schools in Nigeria.

Address: Harold Shodipo Crescent, GRA Ikeja,

Phone: +234 -1- 2957630, 2906377

Email address:


Children International School

Children International School is an international school by all standards. The school is a multinational and multi-ethnic enclave for learning, attracting pupils from over 25 countries of the world. Proudly located at one of the most secure and serene places to live in the state, Children International School has, in numerous occasions, laid its mark as one of the best schools in the country. With highly qualified teachers and admirable British standard of education, be assured that your children are in the safest hands. The school also has a pre-nursery and secondary section.

Address: Funke Zainab Usman Street, Lekki phase 1, Lekki

Phone: 09038 485 768, 0 7046 250 413



Lara Day School

One of the oldest primary schools in Lagos, Lara Day School has amazingly maintained its top quality in terms of educational standard, academic excellence and talent development. Founded and approved in 1963, the school has produced thousands of successful local and international professionals. The school runs on a dynamic British academic syllabus and boasts of an education-friendly environment. Despite this growing reputation, Lara Day School offers affordable fees, making it easy for pupils of average backgrounds to enjoy high quality education.

Address: 19 Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja.

Phone: 0708 416 7000


RubyGold British School

This list will be definitely incomplete without the mention of RubyGold British School. Their unrelenting quest for excellence has undoubtedly made the school one of the very best in the nation as a whole. Also located in the heart of the state within Ikeja, the high-class school boasts of modern facilities including swimming pool, conducive learning environment, ICT library, electronic boards etc. Although the school fee is quite expensive, RubyGold British School guarantees value for your money.

Address: No. 1 RubyGold British School Way, Along Silverbird TV Road Jakande 1st Gate Bus-stop, Lekki Lagos

Contact: 08028119101, 08030430393, 08033074390



Saint Saviour’s School

If academic excellence and moral discipline are priorities to you, then Saint Saviour School should be among your top options of schools for your kids. Apart from the upmost attention given to maintain academic and educational standard, the school also boasts of world class facilities and learning environment. Being a proud member of International School Educations of Nigeria (AISEN) and The Council of British International School (COBIS), the school has gained international recognition with top class teachers and curriculum.

Address: 54, Alexander Avenue, Ikoyi Lagos. Nigeria

Phone: 01-3426946, 01-3426947

Email address:


Pampers Private School

Pampers Primary School makes this list for all the right reasons. It isn’t just only about the high educational standard; its general social-academic balance makes it one of the go-to schools in the state. Founded over 30 years ago, Pampers primary school has attracted a lot of pupils from all over the world. The school runs with the British academic curriculum and ensures educational training at the highest level.

Address: Plot 99, Owukori Crescent, Alaka Estate, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

Tel: 08130013671, 08130027220



GreenSpring International School

I am sure you’ve been expecting GreenSpring International School on the list, of course. Founded as far back as 1985, the school remains one of the best, most consistent and most recommended schools in Nigeria. This is largely because of their top academic standard, exceptional excellence recorded over the years and dynamic learning system. Primarily located in the heart of Anthony, the prestigious school now has a campus in Lekki with over 1400 pupils.

Addresses: Anthony Campus – 32, Olatunde Ayoola Avenue, Anthony, Lagos.

Lekki Campus  – Greensprings School, Ibeju-Lekki (After Crown Estate), Awoyaya.
Tel: +234 701 671 8865, +234 806 407 4503



Princeton School

With Princeton School, you don’t have to worry about the intellectual strength of your kids. Established in 1983, the primary school has evolved to be a force to reckon with in core areas including academic, social and other extra-curricular activities. The school boasts of well-educated teachers and trainers and is well placed to train your kids with the best learning cultures. They also have pre-Nursery and secondary sections.

Address: 9/33 Olatunde Onimole Street, Surulere, Lagos.

Phone; +2348034079557, +2348093012355, +2348188896359



A.D.R.A.O International School

This is another top primary school that makes the list. Founded as far back as 1963, the rich history of the school speaks more of its top educational quality and amazingly unique learning system. Located at the centre of Victoria Island, A.D.R.A.O International school focuses on balancing the academic and social life of her pupils. For an overall robust growth, this school is definitely a great option for your kids.

Address: 28, Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island Lagos 234 Nigeria

Contacts: +2340802865617, +2340802865617


Corona Schools

In this age, not being computer-literate is detrimental to a child’s future.  If you are looking for a fully ICT compliant school, then Corona schools should be top on your list. Having five different campuses within the state, this school focuses on the complete wellbeing of their pupils. Boasting of one of the most train sets of teachers in the country, the school focuses on producing pupils that can compete anywhere in the world.

Addresses: Corona School, Gbagada – 2-10 Olujobi Crescent, off Olatunde Ayoola Crescent

Corona School, Apapa – 6-10 Otunba Ayodele Soyode Lane, Apapa

Corona School, Ikoyi – 6 Mekunwen Road, Ikoyi

Corona School, Lekki – Block 35 Corona Drive, Abijo GRA Scheme 2, Ibeju-Lekki

Corona School, Victoria Island – Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Victoria Island.


info@coronaschools.orgPhone: 01-4630647, 01-4630474

Best secondary schools in Lagos

American International School

AISL is undoubtedly one of the best secondary schools in Nigeria. The private school offers American educational program for her students, many which are from countries worldwide.  With the American standard       academic curriculum, AISL assures your kids of first-class educational experiences.  Located in the heart of Lagos Island, the prestigious school remains an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School and fees are paid only in the US Dollars.

Address: Behind 1004 Federal Estate Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.


Phone: 08186632769


Lagoon School

Located in one of the most comfortable and secure places in Lagos,Lagoon School is widely regarded as one of the best schools ever to be founded in     the state. The private all-girls school focuses on developing students in all spheres. Known for its world-class facilities, including well-ventilated and spacious classrooms, Home–Economics and Science laboratories, Auditorium, Multi-purpose sports court and swimming pool, Lagoon School remains one of the schools to beat in terms of overall educational standards.

Address: Ladipo Omotesho Cole Street,  Epe

Phone: 07044427923



GreeenSprings International School

With its basic school among the leading primary schools in the state, GreenSpring International Secondary School follows suit. The school is a known member of the International Schools Curriculum Project (ISCP), Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).  GreenSpring has gained local and international recognition within and outside the continent, cementing its place as one of the best secondary schools in the country.

Address: 32, Olatunde Ayoola Avenue, Anthony Lagos

Telephone: 07045502424


Website: www.

Lekki British School

A secondary school affiliated with Council of British International School (COBIS), Cambridge International Examination, Edexcel, Association of International School of Educators of Nigeria (AISEN) is definitely up              for something big. Lekki British School unsurprisingly features among the best schools in Nigeria because of its impeccable educational system and dynamic learning culture. Located at the central part of Lekki, Lekki British School focuses on producing the best crop of students in the continent.

Address: Victoria Arobieke Street Off Admiralty Way Lekki Phase 1. Lagos.

Telephone: (0)1 270 8302


Dowen College

When it comes to infrastructural capability and educational facilities, it is difficult to see a secondary school that beats Dowen College. The school is located in Lekki and operates both boarding and day programs. Its conducive learning environment and standard educational system makes this college one of the most reputable and sought for in the state. Although quite expensive, like other secondary schools on this list, Dowen College assures you value for your money.

Address: 18, Adebayo herty Road, Road 14 , Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos.


Atlantic Hall School

If you are a parent that wants your kids to be good in sports as well as in academics, then Atlantic Hall School should be top on your list. This prestigious secondary school boasts of a befitting sports complex that includes a half             Olympic size Swimming Pool and Pavilion, Handball court and 2 Basketball Courts. The school also features beautiful classrooms and specialist rooms to ensure a perfect learning environment. The school is located at the center of Epe.

Address: Poka Epe

Phone: 07042932098



Meedow Hall School

For an obvious reason, Meedow Hall School remains one of the best schools when it comes to Science and Technology. Thanks to their standard laboratory and well-trained teachers and technicians, they have successfully built a reputation of excellence. Founded over 15 years ago, the school has maintained its high educational standard, running with British academic curriculum.

Address: Elegushi Beach Road, By the 4th Roundabout, Lagos-Epe Express Rd, Lekki

Phone: 01 479 0147



Chrisland School

At Chrisland School, only one thing matters — excellence. This quality reflects in everything they do, starting with their uniforms to their facilities. Located at the core of the state capital, Chrisland is a conglomerate of schools where high quality education is offered. In addition to other privileges, they offer scholarship to pupils who turn out with outstanding performances.

Address: 26, Opebi Road, Ikeja

Phone: 07033345880



Holy Child College

Founded far back in April 1945, Holy Child College remains one of the oldest schools in the country. With series of achievements in its rich historical background, the college has since staked its claim as one of the most reputable and prestigious secondary schools in the state. The girls-only college is situated on a 4-acre plot of land at a corner of south-west Ikoyi, with its well laid out lawns laced with flowers and trees to ensure a serene atmosphere conducive for learning.

Address: 2 Ojo Street Off Toyan Street South-West Ikoyi, Lagos.

Phone: 0816-608-6916


WhiteSand School

The list is definitely incomplete without Whitesands Secondary school. Arguably one of the best boys-only schools in Nigeria, be certain of high quality education and perfect academic-social balance for your boys. Established in 2000, this modern secondary school has all necessary facilities for top quality education and extracurricular activities. If you are looking for a boys-only school for your child, then Whitesands School could be the answer.

Address: Block 140, Whitesands Street, off Elf Bus Stop

Phone: 234 706 279 7757



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