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As one of the largest cities in Africa, Lagos is an important economic hub for the whole continent. Nigeria, however, does not have the best reputation in the world when it comes to education. The country has the lowest level of primary school enrolment in the world. Thankfully the situation is better in Lagos than elsewhere in the country, and the city also has a large number of international schools for expats to choose from.

Being the largest city in Nigeria, Lagos has the biggest choice of international schools in the country. While British curriculum schools dominate thanks to its colonial history, a variety of alternatives are available for those who want them. These include American, French, Canadian, Italian, Dutch and Indian curricula, and the International Baccalaureate.

Religion is an important part of life for Nigerians, and some international schools in Lagos make religion a part of school life too. They may incorporate Christian teachings into lessons, or make prayer a part of the day. If this doesn’t fit into your belief system then don’t worry; with such a variety of international schools available, there will definitely be a school that will.

Private and international schools are very popular among Nigerians who want to give their children the best education available to them. Most international schools in Lagos have a strong cohort of local Nigerian students. In some cases, local students are in the majority.

Because of this, Lagos’ international schools are in demand and competition for places can be high. Be sure to get your application and paperwork in early. Waiting lists aren’t as common as other cities around the world, but there are always exceptions.

Many of the international schools in Lagos are located just east of the city centre in Eti-Osa. The neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Maroko have a high number of schools. The rest are mostly located throughout Lagos mainland and Apapa - look out for towns such as Maryland, Ikeja, and Animashawun during your school search.

The Council of British International Schools and the Association of International Schools in Africa are the two most reputable authorities to look out for when considering an international school’s accreditations. Native English-speaking teachers are common in most schools that teach an English-speaking curriculum. Extracurricular activities are usually offered and include everything from music and drama to sports of all kinds.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Lagos. However, there are another 29 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Lagos based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Lagos

Out of a total of 39 International Schools in Lagos.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

American International School of Lagos

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.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 7,276,384 ₦
to: 13,269,355 ₦
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Greensprings School

Greensprings School is an independent, non-partisan, day and boarding school for boys and girls from 18 months to 18 years. Greensprings encourages students to be lifelong learners by instilling in them great confidence, respect and a consciousness of the needs of society.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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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 16. It is a thriving community where you will find students fully engaged and eager to learn.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 16
This school does not make their fees public.
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Edgewood College

Edgewood College is a Christian, Co-educational, Day and Residential Secondary School and Sixth Form College, committed to developing students into God-fearing and exemplary leaders.
Curriculum
British, Christian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
11 to 18
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Grange School

Grange School is an all through 4 to 16 day and residential School in which pupils, teachers and parents, work and learn together.
Grange 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. The spacious campus includes a variety of well maintained facilities which create an attractive environment for learning.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 16
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Lekki British School

A traditional British education in Nigeria. Consists of pre-school, junior, middle & senior schools ...the foundations of a brilliant future.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Pampers Private School

Established in 1983, Pampers Private School aims to develop every child, in totality, to become a useful, enlightened and disciplined member of the community.
Curriculum
British, Nigerian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 11
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Queensland Academy

Queensland Academy is an educational school with its Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools running a blended curriculum of the Nigerian and British scheme. QA is in the heart of Lagos in Isolo staffed by qualified and enthusiastic practitioners from the Early years to the Senior school.
Curriculum
British, Nigerian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 16
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Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 9
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Hampton Preparatory School

Vision
To be an outstanding, purpose-driven school at the heart of our culturally diverse community, striving for excellence, enabling our children to achieve their highest potential in all areas of the curriculum.
Mission Statement
To create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment in which all members of our Hampton Prep school community can grow in confidence and develop their full potential.
Hampton Preparatory School (HPS) is a small, independent day school where the progress of every child is very important. Hampton tailors learning individually to cater for each child. The size of classes gives them opportunity to do this effectively.
We start with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum and continue with the English National Curriculum. These programs are strictly followed and the delivery of the lessons in Hampton Prep are comparable with the outstanding schools in the UK and around the world. We also incorporate a good understanding of Nigerian history and culture, making as many links wherever possible to give the children a good knowledge of the home country.
For those wanting their children to further their studies in the UK, Hampton provides support with entrance exams and taster sessions to ensure a smooth transition to a range of the top secondary schools. Also, as part of their goal to achieve excellence, Hampton children will be prepared and entered for global challenges and competitions in Math, Science, Writing and Technology.
Hampton Prep prides itself on continuous improvement and reflection. Since the birth of the school, we have adopted a training culture where all members of staff frequently take part in approved and quality training by specialised professionals, to ensure that they are equipped to keep providing the best for every child in our school.
Hampton is an inclusive school where we love and value the individuality of all children. We have taken steps to create a nurturing and caring environment where all children feel safe and loved. Staff enjoy the tight community feel at Hampton Prep and this has a direct impact on their relationship with the children. Hampton Prep children are clearly happy children! Music and Languages are important and we have made excellent provisions for these. We also have a range of extracurricular activities led by reputable professionals that help the children identify and develop their talents and skills.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 13
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