Top Faith-based Schools in Abuja, Nigeria

The list is long when it comes to identifying with the top faith-based schools in Abuja, Nigeria. Although the country is filled with many religious houses, especially churches, yet there is no gainsaying the fact these churches have founded structures of learning, considering the background of missionary objectives in Nigeria.

Some very religious parents or parents who want to instill religious values in their children may want their children to learn in schools that would meet such needs. That is why in Nigeria, there are religiously inclined schools such as the Christian and Islamic schools.

However, when it comes to discussing schools that are religiously inclined, the list of the top faith-based schools in Abuja, Nigeria is given below:

Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja

On top of our chat is Loyola Jesuit College, one of the best Christian Catholic schools in Nigeria. Loyola Jesuit College is part of the worldwide family of schools run by the Society of Jesus. Loyola Jesuit College is a coeducational secondary school in the classical tradition. The college opened with JS 1 in 1996 and now has 600 students, in JS and SS.

The College does not recommend that children should enter Class One before their tenth birthday. The school feels that the best time to come to secondary school is at the threshold of adolescence, especially when it involves leaving home to enter a school boarding house.

The College programme is not structured for caring for the needs of very young children who are still emotionally dependent on the close support of their parents. Our preferred age at entry would be 11 or near it.

Holy Child College, Ikoyi

Holy Child education worldwide is an initiative by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus at providing qualitative education in a high moral and academic environment proposed to uplift the performance of girls at primary, secondary, and tertiary education levels.

Holy Child education is unique by its very nature. The Society of the Holy Child Jesus, founded by Rev. Mother Cornelia in 1846 in England, was then well known all over the world for its educational programme for girls.

Cornelia Connelly’s approach to effective education stresses charisma, academic excellence and development of the ‘whole child’ – mind, heart and spirit and these values are evident today in all Holy Child Schools across the globe. The founders’ view that girls should be educated to ‘meet the wants of the age’, remains as true as it ever was.

Notre Dame Girls’ Academy, Abuja

Notre Dame Girls’ Academy is one of the best Christian Girls-only schools in Nigeria. With an emphasis on academic and non-academic aspects of education, Notre Dame Girls’ Academy is committed to the health and development of each student’s personal, social, moral, spiritual and mental well-being, as well as to supporting and nurturing every student.

Gospel values are integrated into the life of the school. With an organized chaplaincy and pastoral team, they are committed to caring for the pastoral needs of girls. In a caring and supportive learning community with high expectations, excellent resources and facilities, the school motivates each student to achieve her potential.

They aim to develop girls who are confident, independent and selfless in service. The girls from young women, who think for themselves, understand in practice the meaning of equality and justice and their specific responsibilities in a changing and global society.

To achieve their goals, they offer quality teaching in a wide range of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular courses and activities. They encourage strong, healthy relationships between and among students and with faculty and staff.

Lagoon School, Lekki

The Lagoon School is the first project of the Nigerian Association for Women`s Advancement (NAWA), a not-for-profit and non-governmental educational and social trust dedicated to investing in the girl child for the good of society. The Lagoon School started as a secondary school open only to girls on 15th September 1995 with only fifty students. The school is in response to the high demand for a school that upholds virtues and creates an avenue where teachers can collaborate with parents in their most important role of educating their children.

It is a school founded on the inspirations and teachings of St. Josemaria (Founder of Opus Dei) who believed that parents are the primary educators of their children. NAWA has entrusted the spiritual, doctrinal and moral formation of the students, staff and parents of the school to Opus Dei, a personal prelature in the Catholic Church. Thus the spiritual, doctrinal and moral formation given in the school is Catholic oriented.

Faith Academy, Abuja

Faith Academy, Goshen is a full boarding Co-educational Christian Mission Secondary School established on October 25th 2010 for Academic Excellence, Spirituality and Creativity. It is located in Goshen City along Abuja-Keffi Express Road, which is about 26 kilometers away from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Faith Academy Goshen has moved from one level of growth to another. She has developed spiritually, numerically and in infrastructure.

At inception, the total population of students was three hundred and eighteen (318) and has grown to one thousand, two hundred and forty-five (1,245) as of today. Presently, the staff population is two hundred and thirty (230) including teaching and non-teaching staff.

Baptist High School, Abuja

Baptist High School is one of the best boarding schools in Abuja. It is a coeducational boarding school and a private Christian institution offering a comprehensive secondary school education in a serene, safe learning environment. This school competes with the best boarding schools in Nigeria. The school is the product of many years’ vision which was received by Rev. Dr. Israel Adelani Akanji, the Senior Reverend of the First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja.

The school started on 28th January 2006. A Committee was set up in 2005 by the Senior Reverend of the Church. The term of reference for the Committee was to plan and work towards establishing a Secondary School. The Committee was headed by Dr. James Daniel who laid the foundation and started the school by conducting the entrance examination and interview for students, interviewed and employed staff for the school.

Christ The King Catholic College, Ijebu

Christ The King is one of the best Christian schools that you can find in Nigeria. Christ the King Catholic College, (CKCC) Odolewu, Ijebu is a government-approved Catholic Private Secondary School established by the CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF IJEBU-ODE on September 08, 1995, under the leadership of Most Rev. Albert A. Fasina, Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, as Proprietor.

The College is for boys only and a full boarding school. The College provides sound, effective, purposeful and functional education for the self-actualization of the boy child. The College offers holistic formation of the male child in line with Christian values.

CKCC, represented Nigeria in Holland, the UK for the world Mathematics Olympiads and won the bronze medal in 2011. It continued its run of excellence by representing Nigeria in Argentina 2012 world Olympiads after winning several Gold medals in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) and Olympiads in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The performance at this competition by the College contingent ranked Nigeria among the first three intellectual nations of the world. The school is located: Odolewu, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun-State, Nigeria.

St. Gregory’s College

Though one of the oldest schools in this list of the best Christian schools in Nigeria, St. Gregory is highly respected among parents in Nigeria as one of the best schools in the country. St. Gregory’s College, was established solely through the efforts of the Catholic mission in 1928 and named after Pope St.

Seaba Model Christian Girls College, Akure

Seaba Model Christian College, Akure is a Private Secondary School, for Girls. It is founded in 2001 by a Christian couple who are concerned about the decline of moral standard among students in Secondary and Tertiary Institution in Nigeria. The couple who are both renowned educationists – a retired School Principal and a retired Permanent Secretary.

The founding of SEABA model Christian College is a divine vision the couple has carried for twenty years after they had taught in the old Bendel State in a government girls’ secondary school. The positive impacts they made on the lives of the girls spiritually and academically, coupled with the fact that they both attended Christian Mission Secondary Schools have encouraged them to found a Model Christian Girls College to enable them to achieve their God-given vision.

Hillcrest School, Jos

This is a Christian School with an American pattern of education. It was founded in 1942 as a school for Christian missionary children. There are 3 dimensions of the school: elementary, middle, and secondary school. Most secondary school students who graduate from the school are admitted into North American universities with no waste of time.

Wellspring College, Lagos

Wellspring College is a model school established in 2003 by astute and seasoned academics and education administrators who commonly share the vision of returning standards to the nation’s educational system. Wellspring College has a strong sense of purpose.

The school has developed a value statement that drives her functions and interactions. The school harnesses every opportunity to give our students sound spiritual, academic, mental and social development. They are committed to providing a challenging, dynamic, relevant, and coherent curriculum, which promotes lifelong learning and produces responsible, independent critical thinkers and learners who act ethically and confidently in their career and community life.

Lifeforte School, Ibadan

Lifeforte International School is a co-educational Private Christian Institution, consisting of the Preschool, Junior and High Schools for children between the ages of 3-18 years. It was founded on the 5th of November 1990 by Pastor (Dr.) Olubi and Sarah Johnson to provide a balanced comprehensive educational curriculum for the full development of children (ages 3-18) intellectually, spiritually and socially.

Lifeforte has a large number of students, Nigerian and foreign, who come from different social backgrounds. Sometimes these could be from Britain, North and South America, Canada and Australia. With their established travel agency (Biscordint) travelling has been made easy as Lifeforte always makes arrangements for students traveling from different parts of the world to Nigeria and back at special Lifeforte parents’ discount rates.

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