The greatest gift any parent can give their child is quality education. An educated mind can conquer the world. So, the importance of quality education cannot be overemphasized.

Any nation with highly educated citizens will surely reap the benefits. The surest way to ascertain your kids get quality education is to send them to the best schools.

Secondary school is a key stage in the educational development of an individual. Foundation upon which future learnings are built is laid there. Ensuring this stage of a child’s development is not deficient is important.

To help parents in this regard, we run down the list of Top 10 Best Secondary Schools In Nigeria currently.

Loyola Jesuit College

Loyola Jesuit College located in Gidan Mangoro area of Abuja, the nation’s capital is no doubt one of the best secondary schools in Nigeria.

The school was founded in the year 1996 and was named after St. Ignatius of Loyola who founded the Society of Jesus of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Society of Jesus of the Roman Catholic church operates this school which has consistently excelled in WAEC exams.

There are facilities in place for both day and boarding students. The school operates a curriculum based on the standard Nigerian National Policy on education.

Their team of highly qualified teachers educate students on many different subjects.

Also, students are also taught leadership, social and personal development to further aid their development. You can be rest assured your children will get the best the country has to offer in terms of education if they attend Loyola Jesuit College.

The American International School of Lagos AISL

Founded in the year 1964, American International School of Lagos offers an American educational program for students from all parts of the world.

Read More  BBNAIJA: Teddy A berates Pere for ''bullying'' White Money

This privately owned school serves Pre-School to grade 12. The mission of the school is to provide an American type of education to students.

The school currently has over 600 students drawn from over 50 countries of which 30% are Americans. The school is one of the best in Nigeria.

British International School

British international school is a privately owned secondary school in Lagos. It was established in the month of September 2001, by a royal family in Lagos.

It is located in Oniru Private Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, and is the first British boarding school in Nigeria.

Students of the school are taught based on a British style curriculum, with facilities in place for both boarding and day students.

Some of the major facilities available in the school include a swimming pool, basketball court, and a tennis court. The student body of the school comprises both Nigerians and foreigners.

Corona Secondary School

Corona Secondary School was established in January, 1992. The school is located at Agbara industrial Housing estate, Ogun state.

It is a co-educational institution that provides the enabling environment for pre-teens and teenagers to develop into responsible, well adjusted adults that are ready to meet the demands of higher education, both home and abroad, as well as adulthood.

Facilities for both day and boarding options are available. Students are prepared to excel in exams such as SSCE, BECE, IGCSE, UTME and Sat, required for them to pursue higher education.

Kings College

Kings College, Lagos was founded on the 20th of September, 1909. It is one of the oldest schools in Nigeria today.


It began operations with just 10 students on its original site in Lagos Island, opposite Tafawa Balewa Square. It is a boys only school and has facilities for both day and boarding students.

Atlantic Hall

Atlantic Hall, established in 1989 is a private coeducational secondary school located in Epe, Lagos. It used to be located in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos before it relocated to its current site.

The school currently has a student population of about 600. It is a full boarding secondary school that has numerous achievements to its name over the course of its existence so far.

Grange School

Grange School was founded on the 1st of September, 1958 by a group of British expatriates. It is located in Ikeja, Lagos State, and runs a school curriculum that goes beyond the normal Nigeria curriculum.

The school was set up to provide education of a standard that is equivalent to that of the UK. It is a private, not- for profit secondary school with both day and boarding facilities.

Students of the school also engage in extracurricular activities such as sports, arts, debating and so on.

Christ the King College

Christ the King College, Onitsha (CKC), is an all-boys secondary school located in the city of Onitsha, Anambra state. The school is popularly referred to as CKC Onitsha, or Amaka Boys.

As of February 2014, it was ranked as the number 1 secondary school in Nigeria and 36th in Africa. It is still one of the Top 10 Best Secondary Schools In Nigeria.

The school was founded on the 2nd of February, 1933, by the late Archbishop Charles Heerey, CSSP, and his fellow Irish missionaries.

Read More  Top 15 Businesses For Students

Lumen Christi International High School

Lumen Christi International High School was founded on the 5th of October, 1986 by His Grace, most Rev. Dr. P.E Ekpu (Archbishop Emeritus of Benin Archdiocese).

The school is located in Esanland-Arue, Uromi in Esan North-East L.G.A of Edo State. It is owned by the Catholic diocese of Uromi.

The school has a rich history of academic excellence, having won the award for overall best WAEC result in the country 4 times (2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014).

There are over 600 students in the school currently, with staff population (Both academic and non-academic) around 100.

The school is a full boarding school for boys, with students drawn across the nation and overseas. Lumen Christi has maintained a 100% record in WAEC results for the past 22 years.

Whitesands School

Founded by Ikota Educational Foundation (IEF) on the 2nd of October 2000, Whitesands School is an all-boys secondary school located in Lekki peninsula phase 1 area of Lagos.

The school is a boys’ day secondary school, open to students from all backgrounds regardless of their social status or religious affiliations.

This school has achieved academic excellence in its over 18 years of existence and is today ranked among the best secondary schools in Nigeria.


Quality secondary education is a must for pre-teens and teenagers to prepare them adequately for higher levels of education and also adulthood.

The schools on this list will guarantee that and more, if your children are trained there.

Leave a Reply

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