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Top 10 Most Expensive Schools in Nigeria



When Derek Bok said “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”, he must have afore thought very well the magnanimous effects and impacts of schools in the grooming and upbringing of young children. The basic knowledge and foundation of our little souls and our offspring undoubtedly depends on who they spend most of their time with. And that’s why the choice of school is very important. 

When you think you’ve seen the best school, the ones that would blow your mind is just right about the corner undiscovered yet. We at have curated 10 exclusive schools in Nigeria that might interest you. In no specific order, here are the 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria:

1. Lekki British School


According to the school’s website, Lekki British School was established in September 2000 on a 25-acre campus within the Lekki Peninsula part of Lagos in South Western, Nigeria. Lekki British High School is the first British Boarding school in Lagos Nigeria. It consists of the following schools:

  • Lekki British Pre School
  • Lekki British Junior School
  • Lekki British High School

Lekki British School charges about 4 million naira per child. 

2. Day Waterman College


Day Waterman College was opened in 2008. It is a co-educational boarding school with the aim of raising new leaders for the country and to provide a world-class education.

The college can accept 500 students and it is situated in Asu Village, near Abeokuta in Ogun State, Nigeria. Their school fee is about 3.7 million naira

3. British International School, Lagos


British International School is a multinational, co-educational school situated at the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos. It is a school that offers a British style curriculum to students and it was opened in September 2001. Its tuition fee is said to be about 4 million naira. 

4. Grange School 


Grange School is a day school founded in 1958 by a group of British expatriates, aiming to provide a learning community in which pupils, teachers, and parents, work and learn together. 

Grange School operates as a not-for-profit, co-educational school with varieties of well maintained and up-to-date facilities to ensure that quality education is given to students. The school fee of Grange School is estimated at 3 million naira.

5. Loyola Jesuit, Abuja


Loyola Jesuit is a co-educational boarding secondary school in the Jesuit tradition. It was opened on October 2, 1996, and it is a full boarding school and it bus supervised by members of the Society of Jesus. (Jesuits) in collaboration with the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus and it was named after the Society’s founder, Ignatius of Loyola. 

It is a prestigious school that consistently ranks among the top Nigerian schools with the best grades in WAEC. The school fee for Loyola Jesuit is about 3 million naira.

6. Dowen College, Lekki 

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Dowen College is a co-educational day and boarding secondary school with over 20 years of excellence as their website had stated. Dowen College offers a fully integrated international syllabus which makes it the reason why their class size is limited to 20 students. Dowen College Lekki tuition fee is estimated at 2 million naira.

7. Meadow Hall School, Lagos


Meadow Hall School is situated at Meadow Hall Way, Alma Beach Estate, Lekki-Epe Express Way – About 0.7km from the 3rd Roundabout; Lekki, Lagos is one of the most expensive schools in Nigeria as raising excellent children and providing quality education is their priority. It adopts the British curriculum to develop critical thinking skills and moral development in every student. 

 Meadow Hall School is also situated in Ikoyi and students of Meadow Hall are said to pay 3 million naira as tuition fee. 

8. Hillcrest School, Jos


Hillcrest School was founded in 1942 as a not for profit day and boarding school for children of missionaries sponsored by 10 Christian Mission bodies. The school is committed to raising God-fearing citizens with the intellectual capacity to be leaders and innovators. The school fees of Hillcrest School, Jos is about 2 – 3 million naira

9. Charles Dale Memorial International School, Port Harcourt

Charles Dale Memorial International School is a co-educational and multicultural school established in 2006. It is strictly boarding and it is recognized for the strength of its programs and it strongly promotes a sense of community. At the time of writing, it holds about 400 students and its fee is about 2 million naira

10. American International School, Lagos


American International School, Lagos is one of the most expensive schools in Lagos. According to the AISL website, AISL started with thirty students; we now have approximately 600 students attending. We offer preschool through 12th grade, and our high school students graduate with a United States High School diploma, in addition they have the opportunity to earn the International Baccalaureate diploma. Our graduates attend, and are successful in, universities throughout the world.

Students at the American International School Lagos pay a whooping 4 – 4.5 million naira

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