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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 8,567,254 ₦
to: 14,597,708 ₦
Address: Federal Estates, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

United States of America and India 20% each; Nigeria 12%; United Kingdom 6%; Lebanon and Pakistan 4% each; and China, Israel and South Africa 3% each.

Ratio of local students to international students

85% to 15%

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

15 to 20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. Early childhood classrooms have up to three assistants each. There is one full-time assistant in each classroom from kindergarten to grade 5. Middle school shares two assistants.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes. Our teachers are U.S. certified or equivalent. 58% are from the United States of America; 18% Nigeria; 8% Canada; 5% the United Kingdom and South Africa; and 11% France, India, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Venezuela and Zambia.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. English language learner support is offered from kindergarten through to grade 8.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Spanish (KG to G12) and Arabic (G9 to G12)

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Absolutely. We have a distance learning plan in place: www.aislagos.org/teaching-learning/remote-learning

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

On average, 10 minutes per school night per grade level. For example, 10 minutes for grade 1 , 60 minutes for grade 6, etc.

Uniform required


Waiting list

At times and for certain grades

Entry evaluation for students

We assess as needed as part of our application process.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Measures of Academic Progress (G2 to G12), early childhood screening (PS and PK), grade placement screening as applicable

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Rolling admission, school is closed for summer and and winter holidays

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, provided they transfer in from another school

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

MAP, PSAT, Morrisby, SAT, IB Exams

Results in these examinations

Well-above stateside norms

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, but limited

Learning support offered

Push in and pull out English language learner and learning support

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Differentiation in the classroom

Student access to education psychologist

Outside referral; however, we have three school counsellors. One for each division: elementary, middle and high school.

School start time


School finish time

Different release times for early childhood, elementary and middle/high school

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

African drum/dance, arts/beading, basketball, boxing, cheerleading, chess, cooking, drama, fencing, golf, gymnastics, handball, karate, kickboxing, netball, photography, piano lessons, poetry, robotics, soccer, STEAM, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, and Zumba.

School provided lunches

Students in grades 1 and up may purchase lunch from our cafeteria

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Sports activities included

See AERO standards

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, 3 outdoor basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, soccer field

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

AISL is part of the West African International Schools Activities League and Lagos International School Athletic Conference. Students compete in soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, math counts, robotics and band. Model United Nations in high school. Association for Music in International Schools in middle and high school.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 1964, AISL is a private, coeducational school, which offers an American education for students of all nationalities in preschool through grade 12. The August to June school year is divided into 2 semesters. AISL is fully accredited through the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) fully accredits AISL’s IB Diploma Program.

Teaching approach of the school

Characterized by rigor and real-world relevance, the AISL educational program is a balanced approach that supports all students to reach their personal excellence. Our educational philosophy highlights six tenets that guide our educational program: academic excellence, life-long learning, balanced learning, global citizenship, whole child, and technology.


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