For more than 14 years, the Regents Family of Schools has worked hard to establish itself as a well-known, first-rate educational choice for students and parents in Abuja and beyond. You will be pleased to find that The Regent Secondary School offers an inclusive, academically challenging and selective, co-educational British-style Day and Boarding school education to some 350 local, national and international students from years 7 to 11. The British National curriculum is adapted for years 7 and 8, with CIE Examinations in Year 9, and the prestigious IGCSE Curriculum and external examinations in Years 10 and 11. Regent Secondary is a new, purpose-built campus with state-of-the-art facilities, and is located in a safe and secure environment. Our mission is to develop responsible global citizens, and to cultivate leadership through academic excellence. The Regents Family of teachers, board members, non-academic staff and friends of the school work together in a collegial manner to achieve this goal, and everything we do is student-centered. Although academic achievement is our priority, we also place emphasis on a comprehensive Co-curricular Activities Program where there is something to offer every student, whether it is academically related, sports or other activities of interest. The overall school atmosphere is exciting and vibrant where teaching and learning is designed to educate the “whole child,” and our core values of Respect, Responsibility and Resourcefulness underpin our philosophy and practice.
There are two Regent Schools in Abuja. The Regent Primary School was founded in 2000 in order to provide a British style education of high quality to Nigerian children and to the children of expatriates living and working in the growing city of Abuja, now the capital of Nigeria. It has developed into a friendly, thriving day school offering a broad and balanced education for boys and girls aged 2 – 11. The school is very popular in Abuja and has an excellent reputation in the locality. It has grown rapidly and there are now over 500 pupils on roll. Many classes have waiting lists. Entry is by day visit and assessment. In addition to the expansion of the Primary School, the decision was also taken earlier in 2007 to open a separate new Secondary School. In order to effect this Year 6 were retained at the Primary School to become Year 7 and an additional Year 8 was started as well. There are currently more than 300 students in the school in Years 7 to 11. The Primary and Secondary Schools shared the Primary campus for the first two years of the Secondary School, though the Secondary students had their own specialist subject staff as well as a completely separate timetable and daily programme. The Secondary students moved to a new purpose built campus in September 2009. Secondary education of any quality in Abuja was very limited and the advent of a new secondary school was widely acclaimed, by both the Nigerian and expatriate communities alike. The new school is of the same high quality and excellent standards for which The Regent School is well known in Abuja and more widely in Nigeria. The Regent Secondary School offers an adapted version of the National Curriculum for England and Wales in Year 7 and 8, CIE Checkpoint in Year 9 and CIE IGCSE in Year 10 and 11. It is a boarding school with a day-student option. Our present cohort of students includes a number who have transferred directly from the Primary School, and a number from different schools in and outside Abuja. Boarding is very much desired by Nigerian parents for their secondary-age sons and daughters, and about one third of the three hundred plus students are boarders.