About Dowen College Lagos

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Dowen College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for the children aged 11 to 18. Dowen offers a broad and balanced education within a friendly, caring and happy environment.

Our Approach To Teenage Education

We pride ourselves in focusing on the individual student because we appreciate the fact that each child is unique. We mould our students to be global citizens therefore we employ a fully integrated international curriculum in our syllabus. For this reason also, our class sizes are limited to a maximum of 20 students. And we place high emphasis on the moral development and excellence through diligence, honesty, discipline, integrity, and respect for others.

The ABCD of Dowen

The Dowen way of life is centered around what we term as the ABCD of Dowen. These factors act as guidlines for our policies and procedures at the college:


  1. Academic Excellence
  2. Beauty
  3. Culture
  4. Discipline



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Located on the heart of a beautiful Regency town of Lekki in Lagos, we have created a nurturing environment where our students benefit from participation in the local community. Our comfortable and homely Boarding and Day houses are walking distance from the college and the student walk regularly to and from, developing a sense of responsibility and independence from an early age.

Student Population, Staff Quality, & School Facilities

With over 420 students, Dowen College today is a vibrant, dynamic and warm community. Our children thrive on expert teaching, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities and a vast range of extra-curricular activities.

Our students are also enterprising, friendly and ambitious. They exhibit wonderful energy that fuels the vehicle of their purpose.

Our academic results are impressive and our students go on to study at international renowned universities where we have established strong networks.

From The Principal

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Our primary ambition is to see that all our students leave Dowen with the skill and confidence to cope with whatsoever challenges life will throw their way, with a close circle of friends to support them through years ahead and with gloriously happy memories of their school days.

Our staff are dedicated, creative and talented. It is a privilege to lead this remarkable school.

We do hope you will come and experience the unique atmosphere of the Dowen College for yourself.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family.

Mrs. Togonu-Bickersteth 
The Principal, Dowen College Lagos.