As parents, choosing a school for our children is one of the most important decisions we will make.
Here are four reasons to choose Grundtvig International Secondary School. Please click on each tab:
Founded on Our Rich Culture and the Philosophy: Education for Life
Our school is founded on our rich tradition and the educational philosophy of Bishop NFS Grundtvig of Denmark (1783-1872) which has inspired schools in other parts of the world, including the Highlander School in USA which influenced Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. It was extolled by then US President Barack Obama at the 2016 Nordic State Dinner. Grundtvig’s work ended up having a ripple effect on the civil rights movement, Obama said, adding he “might not be standing here” were it not for Grundtvig’s teachings.
It is therefore no surprise that we emerged “Best in Value-Based Education” and “Life Skill Development School of the Year” at the West African Quality Education Awards (WAQEA) held at Sheraton Hotel Lagos in July 2016.
Repeatedly Among the Top 10 Performing Secondary Schools in Nigeria
Our students have repeatedly achieved one of the best WAEC results in Nigeria. Our school has been honoured several times with Platinum Awards for Excellence for being among the top ten performing schools in WAEC examinations in the country. Our school also received in 2018 the British Council’s “Top in Nigeria” Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for producing the best student in English language in the country in Cambridge International Examination; and, in 2019, our students gained full scholarship awards into top and Ivy League universities in USA following their outstanding 98th-99th percentile scores in the Int’l Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); and in 2020, our school received the Presidential Award as Overall Best Private Secondary School in Nigeria in the President’s Teachers’ and Schools Excellence Awards (PTSEA). In 2022, our student emerged top 3 in Nigeria in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with a score of 357.
Students are Encouraged to Worship and Practice their Faith
We are firmly grounded on Christian principles, with regular moral instruction, and all students are encouraged to worship and practice their various faiths.
Importantly, we also affirm the values of our shared humanity, expressed by Bishop NFS Grundtvig in the words: ‘First human, then a Christian’.
We therefore foster religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence which is sorely needed in today’s world.
No Double Bunks or Crowded Rooms
Our dormitories are designed to feel homely, with one-student rooms, two-student rooms, four-student rooms and eight-student rooms, with each single bed having its own built-in wardrobe. There are no double bunks or crowded rooms.
House parents and teachers employed solely for pastoral duties provide supervision round the clock to a small cluster of students. There is zero tolerance for any form of bullying!
“Show the light for people to find the way.”
Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-1996)
Father of modern Nigerian nationalism & first president of Nigeria.