SWITZERLAND, MAY 27 – The Primary School has been described as the bedrock of education for children, preparing them for a lifetime of learning and shaping their orientation for life. As we celebrate Children’s Day Today’s Echo provides a short profile of primary schools in Lagos you should know about.
- Greensprings Schools
Greensprings is a group of schools in Lagos offering high quality education based on the British curriculum. Greensprings Schools offer Preschool, Elementary, Secondary and IB Diploma Education.
The 30-year-old institution has campuses in two different locations. This afford students staying in either of the two parts of Lagos- Mainland and Island. It also runs both boarding and day systems. The Greensprings elementary schools are well equipped to international standards with pupils also getting international exposure through exhibitions, exchange programmes and visits abroad.
Through creative topics, themes and projects, the pupils are introduced to a system that enables the flow of knowledge, using internationally accepted best practice. It has also been featured by international media outfits, including CNN. Its three campuses are located in Anthony, Ikeja, Ikoyi, and Awoyaya in Ibeju Lekki.
2. Corona Schools
This is another reputable group of schools, but much older than Greensprings. Founded in 1955, the school now has seven campuses in Lagos and Ogun State. It also offers both day and boarding systems.
Corona’s curriculum is unique as it is a rich blend of the Nigerian curriculum and other major curriculums in the world. Corona students at secondary and elementary levels have successfully written both British and American examinations. This school has also come out tops in several national and international competitions.
Corona school aims at ensuring that its students are qualified to live and compete favourably in a technological world.
3. Meadow Hall
Although much younger than Greensprings or Corona, Meadow Hall has also earned its reputation as a first-class school in Lagos and it is fast becoming the choice of many middle-upper class families in the Lekki area. It offers both Elementary and Secondary education at its two campuses in Lekki and Ikoyi.
Founded in 2002, Meadow Hall It was initially located in Lekki phase 1, Lagos but in 2007, relocated to its permanent site at Alma Beach Estate, Lekki, Lagos.
The Junior Section of the school comprises six-year groups, which are divided into two key stages as follows:
• Years 1 and 2 – Key Stage 1
• Years 3 to 6 – Key stage 2
Meadow-hall’s site-based curriculum ensures a smooth flow from the Early Years in Infant School to Year 6 where the Junior School curriculum culminates, preparing the children for a smooth and effective transition to Secondary School. Meadow Hall is also reportedly one of the highest paying schools in Lagos for employees.
4. Grange School
The Grange school is one of the best schools in Lagos as well as one of the oldest private schools in the state. Grange School is a ‘private’ day school in Ikeja, a city, local government and capital of Lagos State, Nigeria. Grange School was founded in 1958 by a group of British expatriates, to provide education of equivalent standard to that which obtains in the UK.
It encourages its pupils to be involved in in sports, debating, creative and performing arts, leadership and service so that they discover their creativity, teamwork, work/life balance.
The Grange school is very unique among schools because it integrates learning for children with who have additional needs with those who don’t that. It is also reportedly one of the best-run in the country with teachers possessing high qualifications. It has also been visited recently by prominent people in the country, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
5. Christland Schools
The Christland conglomerate, has over 12 schools, ranging from Primary to Secondary and Pre-degree college schools located in Lagos, and Abuja. The first Christland school was created in 1977 at Ladipo Oluwole, Lagos.
The conglomerate aims to be Nigeria’s leading private institution, fully equipped with the latest technology in teaching and learning, and able to provide an all-embracing education that is of 21st century standard.
The Christland Schools pride themselves as having a non-discriminatory policy against any ideology or religion. It is therefore, one of the most secular-based schools in Lagos.
Apart from their architectural masterpieces, The Chrisland schools boast of modern facilities, high-tech teaching aids, well-manicured lawns and a generally stimulating learning environment.