Top 10 Best Catholic Schools in Nigeria (2024)

Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 08:15 pm

The Catholic mission in Nigeria has helped boost morality and academics in many ways, two of which is; giving improved education and also inculcating christian traits to students with their vast qualitative schools. This would be the subject of our article as we will outline the best Catholic schools in Nigeria.

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Each parent needs the absolute best education for their kids. The worth of education in Nigeria today can’t be over emphasized, especially for children in their formative years. Catholic secondary schools are known to provide the best academic and educational life style to help boost not only the moral and religious life of the student, but also in area of discipline.

The only pitfall or complain about these schools is the expensive nature of their school fees which most people find it hard to pay. But if you really want the best educational values for your child, you would have to shell out the cash.

If you wish to take your children to other public or private secondary schools, we strongly advise that you do your research on the quality of such academic institutions. Also check the learning environment so as to know whether it will be condusive for your children to easily learn when taught any subject in the class.

In this post, we provide the best Catholic secondary schools in the country, their school fees and why you should choose these quality schools as your preferd academic institution for your children.


Here are Nigeria’s best Catholic schools that offer both academic and Christian education.


This is arguably the best Catholic secondary school in the country and also one of the oldest second-tier schools in Nigeria. It was established far back in 1909 by the Catholic mission to train students in all secondary levels.

Kings’ College, when it originally opened had just ten students, and the school building was situated close the Tafawa Balewa Square. Today, it is known as a school that makes young men. King’s college school fee is within the range of N150,000 to N200,000, minus other added fees.

This academic institution made a mark in the 2017 WAEC results, as they became the second general best school in Nigeria for the examination year. The school has opening for both day and boarding understudies.


Saint Gregory’s College, Lagos is a catholic mission school which was established in 1928 and is named after Pope St. Gregory the Great. The institution is a boys school which is meant to train them in all areas of discipline.

The location of the is at 1.0 km from Tafawa Balewa Square in the region of Ikoyi – Obalende, Lagos State, Nigeria. St. Gregory’s school fees ranges from N200,000 and above.


When looking for a school that blends educational training with religious trait, then Christ The King College is one of such. Located in Onitsha, Anambra state, it is auxiliary known as CKC Onitsha and is a all boys school to train in all secondary disciplines.

This Catholic secondary school was established in 1933 by a gathering of Irish evangelists head by Archbishop Charles Heerey. The school fee of this academic institution is on the high as it ranges from N200,000 to N250, 000.

The school’s crucial aim is to create future pioneers in a Roman Catholic condition and convention adding with educational training.


Sacred Child College is a Catholic auxiliary school for girls. It is located in Lagos, Nigeria and was set up on 9 March 1945 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos.

The educational training pattern of the Sacred Child College depends on the Universal Basic Education framework which involves all-inclusive education system.


Lumen Christi International School is a Catholic boys school which was initiated in March 1986 by His Grace, most Rev. Dr. P.E Ekpu. The school is located in Uromi, Edo State. This is another top educational school in Nigeria and has understudies in the nation over and abroad.


Situated at Gidan Mangoro, Karu-Karshi Road, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Loyola Jesuit College is a piece of the overall group of schools run by the Society of Jesus of the Catholic church.

The school is a coeducational institution in the old style convention but still offering world standards training for secondary level. The school which opened with a single class in 1996 now has over 600 understudies all together.

According to our findings, Loyola Jesuit College school fee is very expensive. No wonder Loyola Jesuit College ranks fifth among the schools that pay the highest school fees in Nigeria. Fees can be as high as 1 million to 2.5 million Naira.


This is a free, co-instructive, Catholic , day and boarding school, situated in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. The school was established and formally opened on 25 March 2006 and has His Lordship, Most Rev. Camillus Archibong Etokudoh as the principal.

The logo of the school is “Confidence, Knowledge and Love” which is the core in which the school focuses on.


Still another Catholic school on the list is St. Andrew’s Secondary School. The school is prevalently known as SASSA and situated along Ikyogen Road, Adikpo, Kwande Local Government Area, Benue State. When talking about quality, this is another secondary school to beckon on.

SASSA was set up by the Roman Catholic Mission in 1967 and it began at St Ann’s Primary School, Adikpo before moving to the present site along Ikyogen Road, Adikpo. They graduated its first set of students in 1971 which was low compared to the much populace of the school at present.

SASSA is an all boy’s auxiliary school that operates both boarding and day school, with sufficient lodging and safety environment for their students.


St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, is situated in Idimu, Lagos and is controlled by the North-West Africa Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The school was established in 1990 by Francis Cusimano. The are known for offering standard educational training at all levels.

If you are looking for a well versed school to instill discipline in your children, St. Francis secondary school should be your choice. They are currently ranked among the top 100 schools in Nigeria and do well in academic pursuit for their students.


Baptist High School stands out among other top schools that offer quality education in Abuja. It is a coeducational, private Christian establishment that gives life experience training.

Their school system offers a thorough optional school instruction in a tranquil, safe learning condition. This school rivals the best schools in Nigeria to make the list of the top schools owned by Catholic in Nigeria.

Others Catholic schools worthy of mention include:

  • Regina Pacis College, Abuja
  • Saint Michael’s International School, Dadin Kowa Road, Kontagora, Niger State
  • Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Lagoon School, Surulere, Lagos
  • Holy Rosary International School, University Junction, Zone 6, Wuse, Abuja
  • Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos
  • Angelwings Comprehensive College, Kubwa, Abuja
  • Infant Jesus Academy, Old Anwai Road, Asaba, Delta State
  • Regina Coeli College, Essene, Akwa Ibom State and
  • Kings International College, Moniya, Akinyele, Oyo State



Catholic schools in the country has been on the high echelon when considering institutions that gives the best quality learning. These schools are core boys or girls school, and they maintain standard educational training with religious disciplines. This could be seen as their schools are on top of the list of best schools in Nigeria.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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