Top 20 Best Secondary Schools In Nigeria (UPDATED)

No matter the stage a family is, every parent wants the very best for their children. They want their children to experience the best things in life and be exposed to the brightest and best opportunities at every moment. The value of education cannot be overstretched, for a lot of children, it is a complete refurbishment. It provides a platform for every child to reach for the stars. Every parent, therefore, strives to provide their children with quality education. The truth is, with the number of schools available, it can be a tough task deciding which school to choose. Well, you don’t need to be stressed out, we have you covered.

On the list below in no particular order are the Top Secondary Schools in Nigeria 2020.


Kings’ College

Kings’ College is one of the oldest secondary schools in Nigeria, founded way back in 1909. When it first opened had only ten students, and the school building was located near the Tafawa Balewa Square. The school is a boys-only school. Recently, in the 2017 WAEC results, the school placed second in the overall best school in Nigeria. The school has facilities for both day and boarding students.

Atlantic Hall

Atlantic Hall is a private school established in 1989 and it’s located at the outskirts of Lagos – Epe, Lagos. The school was, however, located in the Maryland area of Ikeja before it was permanently moved to Epe. In the 2017 WAEC results, the school was the overall best school in terms of results. Atlantic Hall, aside from academic values, celebrates all forms of expressions and faith. The students are taught morals to guide them in finding and developing their talents.

Loyola Jesuit College

Loyola Jesuit College is one of the top secondary schools in Nigeria, located in Gidan Mangoro, Karu-Karshi Road, Abuja. It is a private secondary school founded in 1996 by the Society of Jesus, Nigeria (Roman Catholic Church) and was named after the founder of the society, St. Ignatius of Loyola. The school run as a boarding school, therefore all the students live on its premises under the supervision of the society’s members. Loyola is also one of the schools with the best West African Examinations Council (WAEC) results in Nigeria.


Grange Schools

Grange Schools was founded in 1958 by British expatriates who wanted to off quality education in accordance to British standards. The school is located at Ikeja, Lagos, where students are engaged in activities that transcend beyond classroom walls. The students are involved in various sports, arts, debating among other activities in order to enhance creativity and harness their teamwork spirit. The school placed fourth as the overall best school in the 2017 WAEC results.

See also  How to Deal with Outstanding Utility Bills for a Newly Rented Apartment

Christ The King College, Onitsha

Christ The King College is located in Onitsha, Anambra, it is also known as CKC Onitsha. The school is a secondary school for boys only founded in 1933 by a group of Irish missionaries led by Archbishop Charles Heerey. The school’s mission is to develop future leaders in a Roman Catholic environment and tradition.

Vivian Fowler Memorial College

The Vivian Fowler Memorial College is an all-girls Independent college founded in 1991. It is located in the Ikeja suburb of the city of Lagos, the capital of Lagos State. The school is classified as one of the most prestigious private schools in the country and western Africa, with students from families of extreme wealth and political power. The school also offers courses in English language, French language, Yoruba language, and Igbo language.

Day Waterman College, Ikoyi, Lagos

Day Waterman College, provides education of world class standard in an environment of care, using the best available facilities both locally and abroad, to build the next generation of leaders for our country and indeed the African continent

Lekki British School

Lekki British School (LBS) is one of the international schools in Lekki and the first British Boarding school in Lagos, Nigeria. The school was established in September 2000. LBS comprises of the following schools: Lekki British Pre-School, Lekki British Junior School, Lekki British High School with a 25 acre campus within the Lekki Peninsula part of Lagos. The school’s mission is to help students discover their talents within a disciplined and caring traditional British environment. The school is equipped with a swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court among other facilities.

Lumen Christi International School

Lumen Christi International School was inaugurated in October 1986, located in Uromi, Edo State. This is another top secondary school in Nigeria, and another Catholic inspired school founded by His Grace, most Rev. Dr. P.E Ekpu. The school operates a full boarding school for boys, with students across the country and overseas.

Chokhmah International Academy

This is an international missionary school, which was established on 21st September, 2011 with Pastor David Ibiyeomie as the Chairman, Board of Directors. Chokhmah is the Hebrew word for “Wisdom”. The Academy is located in the beautiful serene area in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.The School was established on the strong Christian values of Character and Excellence. 

See also  Top 7 Most Expensive Places to Live in Lagos (UPDATED)

Corona Secondary School

Corona Secondary School was established in January, 1992. The school is situated in the serene and beautiful residential area of Agbara industrial Housing Estate, Ogun state. Corona Secondary is the only secondary school in the Corona group of schools and caters for the academic needs of students from the age 10 to 16. The students are prepared for examinations like the National Examinations Council (NECO), WAEC and General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).

Olashore International High School, Osun State

Olashore education is about allowing the full needs of each child to be met, not just academic but spiritual and moral development, musical and dramatic talents explored and sporting excellence rewarded. In January 2013, students from the school performed the play Morountodun in front of the playwright Professor Osofisan and renowned actors in the Nigeria movie industry in a packed house at the MUSON centre in Lagos.

In 2014 the school followed up this success with the presentation of Echoes From The Lagoon by Rasheed Gbadamosi. These plays led to the school receiving the 2014 award for Academic Excellence and Creativity Empowerment. 

St. Gregory’s College

St. Gregory’s College, established solely through the efforts of the Catholic mission in 1928 and named after Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604), has developed into a unique institution sought after by discerning minds who seek to partake of its quality of education planked on the philosophy of educating “the whole of the human person”: his intellect, his heart, his will, his physique, his character etc.

Notable alumni include

  • Jimi Agbaje, Nigerian Pharmacist, Politician and governorship candidate for Lagos.
  • Ben Murray Bruce, Nigerian business magnate and politician.
  • Sir Adeyemo Alakija KBE, Nigerian lawyer, politician and businessman.
  • Jibril Martin, Nigerian lawyer.
  • Segun Agbaje, Bank Executive of GTBank         

Avicenna School, Lagos

The name of the school emanates from the name of a great scholar, role model, mentor and philosopher, Avi-Cenna, who lived between 986 and 1037. He was popularly known as “The Prince of Physicians” because of his huge contribution to the field of medicine.  

Notable alumin of Avicenna are Olaoluwa Okelola (class of 2002)  is one of Mark Zuckerberg’s (Facebook founder) most trusted software engineers and Daniel Adeyileka (class of 2009), is Nigeria’s youngest pilot.

Hallmark Secondary School, Ondo State

HALLMARK is set to make your child a well-developed person who is academically sound, mentally stable and spiritually mature. They pride themselves on determination to raise pupils, instill in them the culture of discipline and hard work.

See also  Federal Government To Hold Smart Cities Nigeria 2017 Conference

They boast of 60 skilled Teachers, 45 Awards, and over 900 students

Crescent Hall International School, Lagos

Crescent Schools promote a culture of moral and academic excellence in a safe, inspiring and mutually beneficial environment through a dedicated and self-motivated workforce that fosters critical thinking and responsible decision-making in learners. They offer a British Nigerian curriculum.


  • 1st Position in the National Art Competition 2018
  • 1st and 3rd Positions in Crystal Muslim Organisation National Essay Competition 2018
  • 3rd Position in Caleb British International School’s kiddie’s football tournament 2017
  • 1st and 2nd Positions in CMO Essay Competion 2017

Kaduna International School, Kaduna State

Kaduna International School started as Aisha Mohammed International School in 1985. The school is a fully accredited International School belonging to AISA and COBIS. KIS has been running a dual curriculum: British National and Nigerian, since inception. Facilities include a well-stocked library, art and design studio, ICT suite, WIFI access points, playground, football pitch and basketball court all set in beautiful and serene surroundings.

Igbinedion Educational Centre, Edo State

The Igbinedion Education Centre was founded by Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion (The Esama of Benin Kingdom) and Lady Cherry Igbinedion.


British International School Landbridge Avenue, Lagos State

The British International School is located within a spacious, green and tranquil environment. It provides students with an education rooted in the British National Curriculum but blended with key elements of the Nigerian provision at KS3.


Greensprings School

Greensprings school is a British school in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. The school was established in 1985, and also have a campus in Anthony, Lagos. Its activities are divided into Preschool, Elementary, Secondary and Sixth form (University Foundation Programme & International Baccalaureate) school. Greensprings Schools run a day and boarding school for boys and girls which helps kids who live far from Lekki or outside Lagos to be a part of the modern learning process that takes place in the school. They encourage their students to be lifelong learners by instilling in them great confidence, respect and consciousness of the needs of society.

Finding the right school for your child in should never really be a problem if you have read through this review. You can also share your experience with fellow readers.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button