There are so many
private primary schools in Abuja. Many of them run a Montessori curriculum,
whilst most of them combined the Nigerian curriculum with the British and
American system.
These private schools
differ in infrastructure, mode of teaching, facilities and a host of other
things, especially their tuition fees which ranges from 250, 000 naira to four
million naira per session (three terms).
Let’s take a tour
around the capital city and survey the five best private primary schools in the

Regent School

The school is located
in Mabushi district, a high-class area in the metropolis.It was founded by a
Nigerian family in the year 2000, with the aim of providing a British style
curriculum for children of Nigerian and expatriate families living in the
capital city.85% of the pupils are Nigerians while the remaining 15% are
The school’s mission
statement is ‘Nurturing and empowering our children to be confident and
reliable guardians of tomorrow’. There are about 35 air-conditioned classrooms
with smartboards in the school building, 2 well stocked libraries, a music room
with 3 practice rooms, an art room, a science laboratory, 2 computing
laboratories with 24 computer systems in each rooms, with smartboards, 2 ICT
suites, a Frenchroom and a European styled sports field with a covered outdoor
The teaching staff are
usually sent on regular trainings organized by the council of British
International Schools, to keep them up to date with the educational system and
every staff, both teaching and non-teaching are made to take a course in MS
Office. The Regent School pupils are known to ace the annual tests organized by
the U.K government. The tuition fee is about 1.35 million naira annually.
Parents who want to enroll their children are asked to buy the application form
N5, 500, pay the acceptance fee N55, 000 and the placement fee N75, 000. These
fees are non-refundable.

Wrinklers School

Tiggy Wrinklers School is
situated in Gwarinpa district, an area with the best housing estates in the
capital city. It is a Montessori school, with a vision ‘to instill in the child
a sense of discovery and awareness as opposed to mere surface learning’.
With over a hundred and
fifty pupils ranging from 18 months to 10 years, the children are groomed in
Number Work, Creative Art, Colouring, Letter Work, Bible Stories, Rhymes, Handwriting,
Elementary Science, Language Development, IQ Development, Story-telling, Speech
Translation and Health Habits.
The school has very
experienced teaching staff and care-givers. Every classroom has a white board,
there is a computer laboratory, a Sick Bay with an experienced Nurse, a
library, and a very large playing ground.
The pupils are
encouraged to join the clubs, e.g., Arts club, Music club, etc., and get
involved in extra-curriculum activities, such as African Culture Day.
The tuition fee is the
sum of 250, 000 per annum.

British School

Whiteplains British
School is located in Jabi, one of the posh areas in the capital city. The
school was founded in 2001, with 250 pupils and accredited by CIS. It is a
Montessori school focused on improving the intellect of the pupils as well as
their social skills. The students are known for their well-mannered behavior
and high IQ.
There is a swimming
pool within the school’s compound and the children in the upper primary are
tutored on how to swim. There is an ICT room with very skilled teachers who
gets the pupils acquainted with the information technology world. There are
multimedia rooms, science laboratory, basic technology studios, Art room, Sport
complex, Music and dance rooms, Volley Ball, Basket Ball, and Tennis courts
within the school compound.
The tuition fee is
between 1.2 and 3.6 million naira per annum, depending on the class of the

International School

Aduvie International
School is positioned in Jahi district, in the capital city.It accepts children
from 3 months and above. Their slogan ‘providing a home away from home’, proves
to be true. The school buildings and environment is conducive and stimulating
for both intellectual and social growth.
The children in the
Playgroup class are exposed to educative toys, interactive activities and
instructive and informative videos. The Nursery class are exposed to lots of
arts and music, story-telling, recognizing alphabet sounds, knowing their
numbers and the pencil grip skill. The Primary class, year 1 to 6, are
introduced to the Nigerian and British Curriculum.
Every child is involved
in one extra-curriculum activity or the other such as karate, table tennis,
swimming, language clubs and others.
There is an art room,
ICT suite, Music room, and Science room within the school building.
There is an
after-school session from 2:30-5:00p.m daily which is compulsory for the upper
primary, year 4-6. Most working parents who close late from their different
firms find this program in agreement with their schedule, especially those who
have children in the Playgroup and Nursery class.
The school is known to
run an education program for children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down
Syndrome and other defects.
The tuition fee is 1.3
million per session and the acceptance fee is about a hundred thousand naira
and it is non-refundable.

Bees Knees School

It was founded in 2010
and located at Kumasi Crescent, Wuse II. The school was formally known as Prime
Rose Daycare school, running a Daycare center, but, now with about two hundred
pupils between 3 months and 11 years, it has Crèche, Pre-Nursery, Nursery and
Primary classes.
It runs a Nigerian and
Montessori curriculum. The school has several experienced and well trained
teachers and care givers who handle the children in accordance with their
mental capabilities.
The school has an Art
Studio, a Science laboratory, a Vocational training work station, Home
Economics laboratory, Music room with a recording studio, an ICT/Language
suite, a Library, a dining hall and a sport arena.
The pupils are prepared
for the Common Entrance examination and SAT as from their Year 4 class.
The tuition fee is
about 2.5 million naira per session and it includes lunch, snacks,
stationaries, and a Galaxy Tablet per child, for ICT Academic projects for the
primary pupils’ classes.

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