September 26, 2023

The Top 10 Secondary Schools in Nigeria


The secondary level of education is very important that cannot be ignored or overemphasized. The quality of education at this stage prepared students for the reality of life or a part of tertiary level education.

This ranking is done based on some indicators that measure a school’s performance across important areas of learning; performance in national schools competitions, quality of education, staffs strength, standard infrastructures, performance in national and regional exams, and good security network.

After thorough research, we have come out with the list of the 10 best secondary schools in Nigeria. Check the list of the top 10 secondary schools in Nigeria below:

1. Corona Secondary School (Lagos)

This school was established about 65 years ago and has proven to be one of the best schools in Nigeria. Corona Secondary School has world-class state of art learning and sports facilities.

The mission of the school is to provide world-class education to children that encompassing high moral and ethical values.

In the West African Examination Council, the School has recorded an average of 70% distinction rate and over 85% higher education potential rate. Corona schools have an average of 72% distinction rate in IGCSE, and an average score of 7.0/9 in IELTS.

Corona group of schools have received awards and recognition in Nigeria and across the world as a testimony to their laudable work.

Corona College Matriculates 176 Students, Restates Commitment to  Transparency, International BenchmarkTHISDAYLIVE

2. Lifeforte International School (Ibadan)

Lifeforte International Schools was founded in 1990. The school consisting of Preschool, Junior, and High Schools for children between the ages of 3-18 years.

The school curriculum is designed to meet both national and international requirements and provide a springboard for Advanced level and Undergraduate studies.

Lifeforte International Schools has a good performing index in WAEC and National Exams. The has received the Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award 10 times Top in the World, Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award 29 times top in Nigeria, and the British Council International School Award 2015 – 2018.

Lifeforte International School in Ibadan in OY, Nigeria

3. Chrisland International School (Lagos)

Chrisland International School is one of the oldest Private Schools in Nigeria. The school is at the forefront in the private education sector and nurturing students to become all they can be through quality all-around education.

The students have recorded 100% pass in Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations in the last half-decade. Chrisland High School Vitoria Garden has won the Science Olympiad and was awarded the Merit Award and 8th Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Writing Competition.

Chrisland High School, Opebi is a private creche/day centre/school in  Ikeja, Lagos | Babymigo

4. Children’s International School (Lagos)

Children International School is an outstanding international learning institution that offers both primary and secondary education.

The school offers a rich programme facilitated by the national curriculum of England. Children International School is accredited and approved as a British School Overseas by the Department for Education (UK), the first school in Nigeria and the third in Africa to receive this prestigious award.

Also, the school’s undisputable quality is assured by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) in the UK, with the award of the International Schools Quality Mark (ISQM) at the Silver level. There are no doubt the Children International School is one of the best secondary school in Nigeria.

5. Premiere Academy (Abuja)

Premiere Academy was founded in 2005. The mission of the school is to build leaders right from high school that grow to impact the world positively.

The school is one of the best boarding schools and a top secondary school in Nigeria. Premiere Academy operates a British-Nigerian curriculum that is built on the best global standards, to provide secondary school students with a well-rounded academic experience comparable with any citadel of learning anywhere in the world.

The school has constantly recorded over 70% distinction grades across all the subjects in WAEC examinations for in the last half-decade years. Over 25% of students in Premiere received scholarships every year into the American, Canadian, German, French, and Australian Universities. Some of the scholarships are full.

Premiere Academy Lugbe, Abuja | Students

6. Rainbow College (Lagos)

Rainbow College was established in 1996 as a boys’ private college in Lagos, and two years later Rainbow College for Girls followed suit. The schools merged to become a leading co-educational international school in Lagos in 2005, attracting countless students from across the globe.

The school adopts both the British and Nigerian curricula in training students to become great leaders. Also, it offers 5 Trade and Entrepreneurship Options for pupils who wish to pursue more traditional routes in the future.

The school has won UNICEF World Education Games in Science School in Africa and the world in 2013 and 3rd place in the KPMG Debate Competition. Rainbow College has been recording excellent results in national Examinations.

Rainbow College

7. Capital Science Academy (Abuja)

Capital Science Academy is one of the leading schools in Nigeria. The school offers Nigerian curriculum subjects and a wide range of electives, all carefully taught by qualified and experienced teachers.

In the National Examinations (WAEC and NECO), the school has recorded a 90- 98% success rate. In Jamb/UTME, the school has recorded 90-100% from 200-310 in the past year.

The school is a recipient of the African Achievers’ Award UK and FCT awards for best performing school and many others.

Admission Process – Capital Science Academy

8. Bloombreed Schools (Port Harcourt)

Bloombreed Schools is a vibrant co-educational institution with both day and boarding high Schools. The school was established in 1998.

Bloombreed Schools provides an enabling environment for every child to discover and nurture their full potential. The school has an international affiliation with Cambridge Education Group (CEG) and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).

In the last two summers, the school has involved in exchange summer programme at CATS Cambridge for the STEM Summer programme and Oxford in the UK. The school have been recording an excellent result in both national and regional examinations.


9. Graceland International School (Port Harcourt) 

Graceland International School is a co-educational school and one of the best schools in Nigeria. The school provides qualitative education to their students preparing them to make a possible impact on their families, local communities, the country, and the globe.

Graceland International School is approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the British Council to take part in National Examination Council (NECO), West African Examination Council (WAEC), and International General Certificate School Examination (IGCSE).

The school has won national and international awards; Commonwealth Essay Competition in 2007, Cowbell National Mathematics Competition in 2009, and more.

Graceland International Secondary School PortHarcourt

10. Hallmark Secondary School (Ondo)

Hallmark Secondary School was founded in 1995 as a co-educational school. Hallmark has distinguished itself as one of the top schools in Nigeria.

The school operates both Nigeria and British curricula in training students to make a possible impact on society. 

 Hallmark Secondary School has proven records in state, national, and international awards. The school has won over 70 awards; National JETS Competition: Mathematics in 2021, National Biology Olympiad in 2012, and more.


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