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Our History

imageThe humble and modest dreams conceived by Deaconess Grace Bisola Oshinowo (a FROBEL teacher) came to reality on January 8th, 1968 as Grace Children School was established in Lagos, Nigeria.
She believes that a sound foundation is a pre-requisite for success in life. The School's initial intake on January 8th, 1968 was twenty-three pupils, two teachers and one Nursery Assistant but today it has produced thousands of students who are now holding high flying positions of trust in various fields.
From the humble beginning in 1968, the School has blossomed into mighty schools - Grace High School was also established in October 3rd, 1994. Grace High School is regarded as the ultimate manifestation of the glory of Grace Children School.
Grace School was designed as a model institution where children of all races are given an all-round education to make them useful members of the community.

Since their respective establishments, no efforts have been spared in ensuring that the two schools have a congenial atmosphere which adequately promote the well being of the children as well as facilitate the achievement of sound, qualitative education.

Grace School is today considered as one of the best private schools in Nigeria. The joy of the institution is the realization of her education and social goals through her products who continue to excel in all spheres of life, by holding various positions of trust and responsibility within and outside the country.


At Grace Schools, Discipline, Commitment, Diligence and Spiritual Development are our watchwords.


Grace Schools are committed to providing complete and quality education with a view to turning out well-groomed scholars that will contribute immensely to our society.


Creating a conducive environment, using top class facilities and human resources for academic, moral, religious and skill development of a total child.

Deaconess Grace Bisola Oshinowo is the founder of Grace Schools, Gbagada, Lagos. An educationist of high repute, Deaconess Oshinowo is a product of the United Missionary College (UMC) Ibadan, Nigeria where she trained as a teacher in 1950.

For more than a decade, she was in the employment of Methodist and Anglican Churches where she helped in setting up and nurturing several elementary missionary schools.

She is also a graduate of Roehampton Education Institute, now Roehampton University where she studied principles of education between 1955 and 1958. Mrs. Oshinowo is an ordained Deaconess of the Methodist church Nigeria.

Mrs. Olatokunbo Edun. An alumnus of Queens College, Lagos (1971-75) and North Corner School, Sussex, England (1975-77), Mrs. Olatokunbo Edun holds the Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Degree in History from the University of Kent at Canterbury, (1980) and a Masters (M.Sc) in comparative Economic Studies from the University of Essex.

Mrs. Edun also holds a post-graduate diploma in Education from the University of Lagos (1983) and has attended various seminars on Education in Nigeria and overseas.


With a degree in Computer Science and Information System, Mr. R. D. Cilliers, being passionate about ICT in schools, has introduced many changes into the school system. With a professional teaching qualification HED(SA) and advanced IT qualifications, such as Delphi Programming and Network Administration from South Africa, he is able to bring vast experience into the educational field here in Nigeria. Having taught in both private and public schools in South Africa, his experiences over the years have taken him to specialise in school administration and training, and thus the plans to embark on an MBA with the emphasis on Education as an Enterprise.
He has also exposed himself to school administration systems and practices in South America and Thailand where he recently visited both public and private institutions to gain first hand knowledge and experience. He has further qualifications in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and he is a Cambridge University assessor. All these readily equip the school with a Principal of repute that has a sound educational grounding.

Mrs. Saha holds a B.A (Economics) 1971 from the Calcutta University; LL.B (Hons) from London University (1993) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration from the University of Aberdeen, U.K.

A passionate lover of computing and internet technology, Mrs. Saha had a stint in e-tech web programming with NIIT, Lagos (2001) and has helped in making Grace Children School e-friendly environment for all the pupils.


  • Deaconess Mopelola Sarah Alabi
  • Mr. James Babajide Olateju
  • Professor Kayode Amund
  • Dr. Konyinsola Ajayi (SAN)
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Omolaraeni Awokoya-Adadevoh
  • Dr. Shelby F. Lewis
  • Deaconess Grace Bisola Oshinowo (Founder)
  • Mrs. I.O. Edun (Administrator)