Hi, my name is Barbara, I am Benjamin and Hannah‘s mum.
Benji and Hannah joined NISL in September 2018. They are now in Year 5 and Year 3.
I have always loved the open doors policy, I used to love being able to freely walk my kids to their classrooms in the morning
when they were smaller, chat to their teachers and chat to other parents on the school grounds every day. Being able to get to
know the staff and teachers and other parents and caregivers helps encourage a friendly and inclusive community, and this in
itself has helped my children feel secure and I have seen them grow in confidence through the years. The parent/teacher
partnership is valued which I really love as this I believe is key to being able to closely monitor each child’s development
The yearly events are all well organized and fun, from Crazy Hair Day to Sinterklass, Classic is Fantastic, the school shows
and sports competitions, there are so many opportunities for them to try something new and boost their self-confidence whilst
injecting lots of fun and excitement throughout the year! The curriculum itself is perfect to learn in novel and creative ways,
and through the IPC units to learn all kinds of things about the world from History to Geography and Science. They also learn
through specialist classes of Music, Art, French and PE and PA. I believe the primary years should be all about developing in a
fun, safe and encouraging environment, and being challenged to just right amount in order to lay a strong, resilient foundation.
I think NISL has done that for my children.
Having visited numerous schools, my husband and I felt NISL was the right fit for our children’s education and development.
We wanted a social environment that our girls would be able to interact with children from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
With my background in the Montessori philosophy and methods, it was very important to me that my children were given freedom to
explore and to learn through play and this is the magic of NISL.
We have never looked back or regretted it. I love the tight knit community the school offers; you feel very at home right from
the gate. The heartwarming welcome from the security all the way to the teachers and teaching assistants was something that
stood out to me and still does to this day. My girls absolutely love it here, could not be happier with the school.
It’s been 5 years since placing our first child at NISL, 5 years that really feel like yesterday as it has felt nothing less
than a home away from home! The school atmosphere strongly resembles a family and a great feeling of togetherness which is
underpinned by easy, multiple, and transparent communication channels between families and the school staff, right from the head
of school, teachers, and through to general staff. There is a remarkable effort to make each family feel at home and each family
is attended to on a personal level.
I’ll do no justice if I fail to mention two observations that reinforced the positive impact the school has had on my two
children who are currently enrolled. In one case, both my children are reluctant to leave school when the school activities are
done, they never have enough of the school! In the other case, whilst on holiday, I was surprised to have my older child ask
when he was starting school again as he missed it and his friends, what a school!
NISL also recognises diversity and simultaneously encourages and demonstrates inclusivity which has taught our children to
appreciate different cultures. We ❤️ NISL.
For my children and our family, NISL is our second home.
I consider myself as a veteran parent in the school as this is the 11th year since we join NISL with my older daughter.
She already graduated from NISL after completing 9 years all the way from Minimax until her last 6th Grade and we are now
following my younger daughter who is in her 4th Grade and spending her 7th year in the school!
Any parent will understand how challenging is here in Lagos to have the children placed in different schools but for us it
was so obvious and without a second thought to keep our younger daughter here at NISL despite all challenges because of the
great experience we’ve had and having with the school: It’s a close community feel-like, from the so-warm welcoming daily
reception at the gate all the way to a very close and special Parents-Teachers and Management relationship. The teachers here
in NISL are different from what you’ve expected in a normal school environment, so much responding, ready to assist and very
much involved in any little part that the parent or the child is require intervention or special attention. This is one of
the key unique things that the school is offering. If you add a great atmosphere in the school and in classes and the fact
that we are community-size, you now understand why many of us are considering it as our second home.
As a parent of 3 boys who grew up in different countries from the UK to the Middle East and the US to Europe, experiencing
many different cultures and traditions along the way, it was extremely important for my wife and I to find the ideal
educational environment for our boys which would not only allow them to have a first class education but also receive the
benefit of being part of an international student and teacher body. This we found in NISL!
NISL has given all our children an excellent educational foundation upon which they continue to build. The teachers are
extremely qualified and each one brings his or her particular personality and strengths to all of their classes, making
sure that every child is treated as an individual and each one given equal one-on-one time. The school’s focus is to make
learning fun, interactive and engaging to ensure each child realises their full potential. After 7 years, we continue to be
pleasantly surprised by the constant innovations in NISL’s teaching methods - I know I could have definitely benefitted from
some of them in my time!
The culture of NISL is one of family - between the teachers and the students but equally between the staff and the parents.
Communication is key and constant dialogue is very much encouraged and practiced. Regular parent-teacher meetings, school
shows and cultural events are a great way to follow your child’s progress as well as absorb and appreciate the many
different cultures that form the heart of NISL!
We definitely encourage any and all parents and their children to join the NISL family!
Wanted to share our wonderful experience with Nisl. We, Avinash and Komal the parents of Panache always wanted a school which helped her grow in all aspects and at her pace.
Nisl, was the answer to our prayers.The teachers have been very supportive and understanding of Panache’s needs. Her safety and health has been always given priority.
I thank Ms. Dipa and Mr. Frits for creating a wonderful learning environment for all kids.
As a parent, I hope that when I leave Emily and Ella at school they are safe, happy and, ultimately that they are learning.
I see intellectual and emotional growth is fostered by the school.NISL has strong home-school communication. A fun and supportive
school environment. We just love NISL like a family.
We see academic excellence and whole child education.
We are a small community with big heart.
Our road on Nisl has been very long.
All our children started their schooling career at NISL. Daniel was the first one in 2005, thereafter Deborah followed and
last but not least Daphne. All our kids have enjoyed their stay at NISL which has proven a good base for them. We as parents
have also enjoyed the school and are still enjoying. The NISL community is a small but nice and tight one. We and our
children have made friends for life at the school. NISL keep it up what you have achieved and what you are doing.
To my 2nd comfort zone, where both my daughters grew up at. It wasn’t only me watching my children grow up, it was this
exact school as well. When my first daughter graduated,
she felt all her memories have gone into NISL. We are thankful we put our children into this school where memories sink at
We were looking for a school for our son, who was due to join Year 1 this year. We visited a few schools and we felt that
NISL would be the most suitable one for our child. We liked the atmosphere of the school, the attitude of the school
teachers and staff (even up to the security personnel), and also the mix of nationalities in the classroom teachers and
students. We are a Chinese Indonesian family, who have lived in Nigeria for more than 10 years. We want our son to be able
to adapt to cultural differences and diversities, we believe NISL would be a good place for such exposure. Now that we
have been with NISL for a couple of weeks, we can see how well organized NISL is, the classroom is now fitted with a touch
screen panel as well to support the learning process. My son enjoys the school, and we can see his improvement. Receiving
the daily update from his class teacher is very satisfying as we can see his day-to-day activity closely. The school
location is also very strategic as it can be reached from multiple access roads, on which traffic can be avoided. Overall,
we are glad to have put our son in NISL and we hope that NISL will continue to provide its best for the growth of its