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The Netherlands International School Lagos (NISL) is a non-profit small-scale primary school in Victoria Island with a friendly atmosphere. NISL is formerly located in the former Dutch Consulate residential compound in Lagos, Nigeria.

At NISL, children aged 18 months to 11 years old are taught the Dutch, British and International Primary curriculum in Dutch and English languages. Children of all nationalities, religion and cultural background are welcome.

Our teachers are driven, qualified and attentive to the needs of every child. In small groups we use latest teaching techniques. Differentiation is on the forefront of our minds.

For each level and for each child; we provide the right education. In short, an attractive and challenging learning environment. We would be delighted to meet you and share the family atmosphere and positive ethos that make our school so special.

Visiting hour for enquiry
Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 11.00am

"NISL is een gezellige school. De juffen vind ik erg lief en ook het werken op Snappet vind ik leuk. En ook alle feesten zoals Sinterklaas, kerst en Koningsdag. "

Tamar Lekala
Groep 5

"I like coming to school to play and work!"

Natachi Odu

"Een geweldige school om te werken; een professionele werkomgeving, een fijne groep ouders en natuurlijk enthousiaste kinderen!"

Claske Lekala
Class Teacher

"Seeing the smiling faces of the children brightens up my mornings and makes me know that, there is no other place I would rather be!"

Omogbai Ojeiku
Class Teacher



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.

Van Loenen

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 last.


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 students.