By any measure, St. Saviour’s School Ikoyi is one of the foremost centres of academic excellence in the country; however, our aim is not simply to achieve academic excellence but to develop well-rounded pupils with strong values, an enjoyment of learning and a resilience to embrace any challenge. We believe that one of the best ways to achieve this is to provide a stimulating and challenging teaching programme, offering our pupils lessons that are engaging, enjoyable, and thought-provoking.
We expect the children to work hard and be active participants in their classes; thinking for themselves, asking questions and engaging fully in all aspects of the lesson. All the children are expected to embrace the knowledge, skills and understanding focus of our lessons, inorder to realise their potential.
In part, we are preparing them very practically for the next stage of their academic career. Whether our pupils continue on to the top Nigerian Secondary schools, or gain entry in the elite schools of the UK Independent sector, they will sit entrance and scholarship examinations and we ensure that they are working at an appropriately level to reach the senior school of their choice. More significantly, however, we are preparing them for the rest of their lives and as such a St. Saviour’s education is far from teaching to the test.
We value a breadth of education that is both well-rounded and contemporary in nature. Just as St. Saviour’s long history of academic excellence, high-quality learning helps to fill and shape the inquisitive minds of our pupils, so in turn our pupils are empowered and educated to shape the world they venture out into, whether through their work, their friendships and family life, or their community involvement.