Following a recent report on schools, there are more than 18,000 privately owned schools in Lagos State but sadly enough, only a little over 5,000 are recognized and endorsed by the government which means more than 12,000 schools are operating without approval.
As bothering as the statement above may sound, a major matter of concern is the fact that most parents cannot recognize and differentiate the approved schools from the unapproved.
Most parents choose schools for their children based on referrals by friends and family without proper research.
However, that challenge is about to be solved as we have carefully combined a list of the top 10 private schools in Lagos that are approved by the government and that are known for their top-notch educational values.
Read on to find out more.
1. Avi-Cenna International School
Avi=Cenna was established in the year 1989, this is a day and boarding school for both boys and girls, from age 2 to 18.
Avi-cenna is known for its strong academic and pastoral beliefs.
The school allows innovations and changes that keep their students prepared for the life ahead.
They have a well-structured curriculum and a wide co-curricular system that helps the students a great deal
This school is situated at 6 Harold Shodipo Crescent GRA, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria
2. Vivian Fowler Memorial College, Lagos
Speaking of the most outstanding girls-only secondary school in Lagos, Vivian Fowler memorial college quickly comes to mind.
Established more than 28 years ago, this school is still considered one of the best female secondary schools in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.
The school is meant for girls from the age of 10-18 and they have both day and boarding school facilities.
This school is located at plot5,billingsway, at Oregon area, Ikeja Lagos State.
3. Children International School, Lekki
This is one of the leading schools in Lagos that offers quality education and training to both primary pupils and secondary school students.
They have students from more than 30 countries studying in this school. So if you are looking for an I international school for your ward, you should consider this.
Here, your children will be given qualitative and enhancing extra-curricular activities that will make school interesting to attend.
This school is situated at plot8, Funke Zainab street, Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos State.
4. Greensprings School
Looking for a proactive and student-oriented school? This, no doubt, is the perfect place for your kids. This school provides first-class educational treatment for its students. Surprisingly, the school fees are quite affordable which is why most parents in Victoria Island and Lagos as a whole prefer to put their wards in this school.
This boy’s and girls’ day and boarding school are situated at Victoria Island with several other campuses in Lekki, Anthony, and other locations in Lagos State.
5. Chrisland School
This is another school known for its high educational standard and is often regarded as one of the best private education establishment in Lagos State.
Despite the fact that this school has been in existence for decades, it has not lost her relevance and values.
This school also imbibes the Nigerian/ British Curriculum in educating their students.
Their modern methods of teaching make them outstanding amongst others.
They are situated at 4, Olubunmi Owa street, lekki phase 1, they also have branches at Opebi Ikeja, Festac, VGC, and Fct, Abuja.
6. Queens College
Queens College is owned by the Lagos State Government, this is one of the oldest yet one of the top privately-run schools in Lagos.
Known for academic excellence, high performance in sports, debates, and other extra-curricula activities, this school is definitely a good choice for your children if you are close to its location.
7. Caleb British Academy
For parents who specially desire that their children attend a Christian school with high moral and educational standards, this is a good option.
This school environment is such that is so serene, beautiful, and strategically located to ensure easy accessibility from different parts of Lagos.
They are situated at Kayode Odusola Cresc. Magodo, Lagos.
8. Kings College
As the name implies, this is a boys-only secondary school. This school was established on the 20th of September, 1909 by an Act of British Parliament.The school which was initially called the kings school was founded with the intention of training students of good character and academic excellence- men who would eventually lead Nigeria.
This school is known for its yearly produce of students with high academic performance, students of good character and strong personalities.
They are situated at 3,Catholic mission street, Lagos Island.
9. Whitesands School
boys’s is a boys day secondary school which began classes on the 2nd of October, 2000.
This school is registereCorporatehe Coperate Affairs Council as the first scheme of the IEF (Ikota Educational Foundation) and a non- profit educational trust.
The school’s efforts in ensuring that the stgetts gets the best of care and educational support that will make them better citizens in the future is one of the main reasons why this school is listed amongst the top schools in Lagos.
They are located at BlocWhitesandstesands street, lekki phase 1, Lagos State.
10. Temple School
Temple School is yet another popular secondary school in Lagos in 2020.
This school has three locations in Lagos state. Two are situated in Ilupeju town while the one is situated from Ikeja axis.
Asides from ensuring that they get the best teachers for their students, this school also has a system of evaluating the academic progress of their students. This system is known as internal recycle tests which is usually done every half of the term to check the students learning pace.
The secondary school is located at 4-6, Odegbami street, Adeniyi Jones Ikeja area.