The RiverBank School

The RiverBank School is an independent co-educational school with a population of 280 children in Lagos, Nigeria.

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International schools in Nigeria

Search for the best international schools in Nigeria; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.

After decades of explosive population growth, 44 per cent of Nigeria’s 186 million citizens are children aged 14 and younger. While the government struggles to ensure free, universal basic education across the country, a large private sector caters to demand for international schooling. 

Africa’s most populous country has more than 70 international schools, with campuses mainly centred on Lagos, Ibadan and Port Harcourt. Most schools teach in English and offer British or American programmes and exams but there are also schools following the national curriculums of France and The Netherlands. 

Nigeria has four IB World Schools. The American School of Lagos, British Nigerian Academy and Greensprings School are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, while Ibadan International School follows the primary years programme. 

Coeducational day schools predominate but there is also a sizeable minority of boarding schools. Thomas Adewumi International College and British International School, Victoria Island offer adapted versions of the English national curriculum and British exams plus many extra-curricular activities to their secondary boarders. 

There are also many religious foundations such as The RiverBank School, which is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. Other accrediting bodies include the Council of British International Schools and Association of International Schools in Africa. 

Education has been compulsory from age six to 14 inclusive since 1999. In state schools, six years’ of primary education is followed by a three-year junior secondary stage. Senior secondary school lasts three years, ending with The Senior Secondary Certificate Exam, which determines entrance to Nigeria’s 138 universities. 

Nigeria’s fertility rate averages 5.6 children per woman and historically, many girls did not attend school. In 2010, net primary enrolment was 64 per cent – and 58 per cent for girls, while gross secondary enrolment was 56 per cent – and 53 per cent for girls in 2013. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Nigeria, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.





British Nigerian Academy

Drive 6, Prince and Princess,
Duboyi District, P.M.B 5285,
Wuse, Abuja,
Nigeria

www.bna.edu.ng

Co-educational, Boarding.

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The RiverBank School

RCCG City of David,
Didelou Estate,
Victoria Island,
Nigeria

www.riverbankschools.org

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

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Whiteplains British School

Plot 528 Cadastral Zone B4,
Opposite National War College Site,
Jabi,
Nigeria

www.wbsedu.co.uk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Access High Schools

PO Box 388,
State Housing Estate Pos,
Calabar,
540001,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Acorns and Oaks Academy

Number 11 NDDC Road,
by Atrium off Stadium Road,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Aduvie International School

Plot 273 BO8,
Cadastral Zone,
Jahi District,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

American Christian Academy

PO Box 19629,
2,4,6 Shell Close, Onireke,
Ibadan,
Nigeria

Co-educational, .

American International School of Abuja

Plot 346, Cadastral Zone B 02,
Durumi District,
Abuja,
P.M.B. 5080 Wuse,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

American International School of Lagos

Behind 1004 Federal Estates,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Attwool Sunflower School - Pre-school & Primary

Plot 24 C, Adwwunmi Adebimpe Drive,
By Mobolasji Johnson Place, Lekki Phase 1,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

AUN Academy

99 Lamido Zubairu Way,
Yola By Pass,
PMB 2255,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Avi-Cenna International School

6 Harold Shodipo Crescent,
GRA Ikeja,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

Bridge House College

8 Royal Palm Drive, Osborne Foreshore Estate,
Phase II, Ikoyi,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Sixth Form.

British International School, Victoria Island

1 Landbridge Avenue, Oniru Private Estate,
PO Box 75133,
Victoria Island, Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Brookstone School

Off Sani Abacha Road,
GRA Phase 3,
Port Harcourt,
Rivers State,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Brookstone School Secondary

International Airport Road,
Igwruta,
234,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Buckswood School Nigeria

Lords Estate,,
Ago-Oko Titun,
Sagamu/Abeokuta Express Way,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cedar Court British International School

10 Imgbi Road,
by Intercontinental Hotel,
Amarata Yenagoa,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Cedec International Secondary School

41 Alhaji Yusuf Adebayo Street,
Olodi Apapa,
Lagos State,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Nursery, Preparatory, Senior.

Children's International School

Funke Zainab Usman Street (End of Admiralty Road),
Lekki Phase 1,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Preparatory, Senior.

Chrisland School, Opebi

26 Opebi Road,
Ikeja,
Lagos,
PMB 21612,
Nigeria

Co-educational, .

City of Knowledge Academy

Itanrin Ososa Junction,
Benin-Sagamu Expressway,
Ijebu Ode,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Corona Schools Trust Council

72 Raymond Njoku,
SW Ikoyi,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Cradle to Crayon/Springhall British School

37 Lake Chad Crescent,
Maitama,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

CTC International Schools

Presidential Boulevard,
Sagamu,
Ogun State,
100001,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Day Waterman College

Lagos Liaison Office 18B,
Thompson Avenue, Iyoki,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior.

Divine Royal International School

Along Nkpor-Umuoji Road,
Nkpor,
Anambra State,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

D-Ivy College

32 Allen Avenue,
Ikeja,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Dowen College

18 Adebayo Dohery Road,
Lekki Phase 1,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Ebenezery Heights International Schools

007-013 Soji Olagunju Street,
Off Alpha Beach Road,
Lekki,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

École Française de Kano

4 Hospital Road,
Kano,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Edgewood College

Plot 3, Block 14, Kayode Otitoju Street (Road 38),
Off Admiralty Way (By Tantalizers),
Lekki Phase 1,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Emerald Schools

c/o 8/10 Olawale Daodu Street,
Ifako Gbagada,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

FAMAKS International Schools

Plot 8 Fajuyi Adekunle Crescent,
Off Ajayi Crowther Street,
Asokoro, Abuja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Funtaj International School

Plot 474, Nelson Mandela Street,
Asokoro,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Gapbridge Private School

Plot 688G Somide Odujinrin Street,
Omole Phase 11,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Senior, Sixth Form.

Glisten International Academy

Plot 1457,
Jahi District,
Cadastral Zone B8,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Grange School

6 Harold Shodipo Crescent,
PO Box 22, Ikeja,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Greenoak International School, Nigeria (Primary)

99 Tombia Street Extension,
Gra Phase 3,
Port Harcourt,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

Greensprings School, Lagos

P.O. Box 4801K Ikeja Headquarters, Ikeja,
32 Olatunde Ayoola Avenue, Anthony,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Grenville Primary School

18 Ladoke Akintola Street,
Ikeja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Grenville Secondary School

15 Joel Ogunnaike Street,
Ikeja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Halifield School

2 Oki Lane,
Maryland,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Hillcrest School (Jos)

13 Old Bukuru Road,
Jos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Ibadan International School

24 Jibowu Crescent,
Iyaganku,
Ibadan,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

Inspire Academy

Plot 7, Abdulhahab Folawiyo Ave,
Forner First Ave, Gwarinpa Housing Estate,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

International Community School, Abuja

PO Box 3972,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Iita

PMB 5320,
Ibadan, Oyo State,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

James Hope College

Obi Ikechukwu Road (Formerly Old Lagos-Asaba Road),
Agbor Obi,
Agbor,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

Kaduna International School

PO Box 2947,
1 Wurno Road,
Kaduna,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Lagos Preparatory School, Ikoyi

36-40 Glover Road,
Ikoyi,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Lekki British School

Victoria Arobieke Street, Off Admiralty Way,
Lekki Peninsular Phase 1,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Lifeforte International School

Lifeforte Boulevard, Awotan Gra,
Ibadan,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Lifespring Montessori School

Plot 1, Block B4,
CMD/Jubilee Road,
Magodo,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Lycée Français Louis-Pasteur

16 Younis Bashorun Street,
Victoria Island Annex,
PO Box 72172,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Meadow Hall School

Meadow Hall Way, Alma Beach Estate,
Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

Netherlands International School Lagos (NISL)

13 A/B Walter Carrington Crescent,
Victoria Island,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Nigeria LNG School

Nigeria LNG Residential Area,
Bonny Island,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

Nigerian Turkish International College - Abuja

Ahmadu Bello Way,
by Kashim Ibrahim Way,
Wuse 2,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Nigerian Turkish International College - Kaduna

Rigachukun,
9km Along Kaduna-Zaria Road,
Kaduna,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Nigerian Turkish International College - Kano

Hadeja Road by Pass by Ring Road,
Yankaba,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Nigerian Turkish International College - Lagos

4A Agbaoku Street,
Off Odepi Road,
Ikeja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Nigerian Turkish International College - Ogun

Ogd Drive,
Ibadan,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Nigerian Turkish International College - Yobe

Mamudoo,
Potiskum,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls

Plot 273, Institutes and Research District,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Girls, Boarding, Senior.

Norwegian International School

GPA Phase 111,
Port Harcourt,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Ocean Crest School

TF Kuboye Street,
Lekki - Epe Express Way,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Olashore International School

Oba Oladele Olashore Way,
Iloko-Ijesa,
P.M.B.5059,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding.

Oxbridge Tutorial College

49 Sobo Arobiodu Street,
GRA, Ikeja,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Sixth Form.

Pampers Private School

Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

Premiere Academy

Federal Housing Estate, Phase 2,
23409 Lugbe,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Rainbow College

51 Johnson Street,
Off Bode Thomas Street,
Surulere,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Redeemers International Secondary School

96, Apapa Road,
Costain,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Regent Secondary School

Plot 858 Mabushi District, FCT,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Sacred Heart Primary School

Independence Way,
PO Box 620,
Kaduna,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Saviour's School

54 Alexander Avenue,
Ikoyi,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Surefoot International School

Plot 5 Port Managers Quarters,
Zone 6 Murtalla Mohammed Highway,
Calabar,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day.

Temple Preparatory and Secondary School

Temple drive off Olusoji Idowu Street,
Ilupeju,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Temple School

1 Temple Drive,
Off Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Temple School (Early Years)

213 Ikorodu Road,
Illupeju,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

The Centagon International School

29/31 Mississippi Street,
Maitama,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The Oakland International School

15 Tennesse Crescent,,
Off Panama Street, Ministers Hill, Maitama,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, , Preparatory.

The Primegate School

Primegate Avenue,
off G.U.Ake road, Eligbolo,
Port Harcourt,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

The Priory Preparatory School

1 Sikiru Alade Oloko Crescent,
off Admiralty Way,
Lekki Peninsula Phase 1,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

The Regent School

1 Euphrates Street,
Federal Capital Territory,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Thomas Adewumi International College (TAICO)

Adewumi Drive,
Oko,
Omu Aran, Kwara State,
Nigeria

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls

Plot 5 Balogun Street,
Chief T A Doherty Layout, Oregun, Ikeja,
Lagos,
Nigeria

Girls, Boarding, Day.