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Best International Schools and Bilingual Schools in Lagos

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: If you''re moving to Lagos with kids, choosing a school if often your first decisions and impacts where you''ll live. Here are some popular bilingual and international schools in Lagos

Schools in Lagos - Best International Schools and Bilingual Schools in Lagos

Lagos, is a charming coastal town in the Algarve region, known for its stunning beaches, historic sites, and vibrant expat community. While Lagos is not a large city, it does offer a selection of international and bilingual schools catering to the needs of expat families. Among the most popular are the Vale Verde International School and the Barlavento International Primary School, both of which are within a reasonable driving distance and provide high-quality education with an international perspective.

Vale Verde International School (VVIS)

Grades: Preschool through Year 13
Location(s): Burgau, Vila do Bispo, a short drive from Lagos
Website: www.vvis.org

Vale Verde International School offers a British-based curriculum leading to IGCSEs and A-Levels. With a focus on academic excellence and personal development, VVIS provides a well-rounded education. The school boasts modern facilities, including science labs, art studios, and sports fields. Extracurricular activities range from music and drama to various sports and community service, ensuring a holistic development for students.

Barlavento International Primary School (BIPS)

Grades: Preschool through Year 6
Location(s): Luz, Lagos
Website: www.bipschool.com

Barlavento International Primary School is dedicated to younger learners, offering a British curriculum in a nurturing environment. The school emphasizes individual attention to cater to the unique needs of each child. Facilities include interactive whiteboards, a library, and a playground. BIPS also offers a range of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, and language clubs.

Nobel International School Algarve

Grades: Preschool through Year 13
Location(s): Lagoa and Lagos
Website: www.nobelalgarve.com

Nobel International School Algarve is one of the largest private schools in southern Portugal, offering a bilingual curriculum in English and Portuguese. The school follows the English National Curriculum alongside the Portuguese curriculum, culminating in IGCSEs and A-Levels or the Portuguese Diploma. With state-of-the-art facilities, including science labs, IT suites, and sports complexes, Nobel Algarve provides a comprehensive education. The school also offers a robust extracurricular program with a wide range of activities.

International School Aljezur

Grades: Preschool through Year 6
Location(s): Aljezur, within driving distance from Lagos
Website: www.internationalschoolaljezur.com

International School Aljezur is a small, community-oriented school offering a personalized approach to education. The school follows the Cambridge International Primary Programme, ensuring a global standard of learning. With a focus on environmental sustainability and outdoor learning, the school takes advantage of its natural surroundings to enhance educational experiences. Extracurricular activities include surfing, gardening, and various arts and crafts.

Algarve International School (AIS)

Grades: Year 7 through Year 13
Location(s): Silves, a short drive from Lagos
Website: www.algarveinternationalschool.com

Algarve International School specializes in secondary education, offering a British curriculum that leads to IGCSEs and A-Levels. AIS prides itself on small class sizes and a personalized approach to learning. The school's facilities include modern classrooms, science labs, and a focus on technology integration. AIS also offers a range of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, and drama, to support students' interests and talents.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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