Welcome to ‘Lara Day School’s website! The founders and patrons of ‘Lara Day School are highly educated professionals who place a high value on education, and thus ensures that the school fulfills this expectation.
Our programs are academically oriented and offer an education comparable to the best available in private schools in Africa.
The educational philosophy and unique instructional methods are totally child-centered. We believe in teaching the child as a whole and meeting individual needs.
Our goal is to recognize individual differences and to provide each child with a positive and complete educational experience. To achieve this goal, we maintain small class sizes a student/teacher ratio of about 10:1 in the nursery classes and 20:1 in the primary classes, with emphasis on individualized instructions at each class level.
Most of our teachers have 10 or more years experience, hold teaching certification and advanced degrees. Their work is complemented by resource teachers, specialist teachers, parent volunteers and administrative staff.
The school has a library exceeding national standards and a full time librarian. Basic instruction is augmented by regular instructions in art, music, physical education and computers. ‘Lara Day School pupils excel academically. Typically, 95% of our graduates get placements in the outstanding Federal Government secondary schools. Every year, our pupils are recognized and obtain merits and distinctions at the various competitions in which they participate. In addition, our school offers a full range of co-curricular activities and special programs.
One to one attention; happy environment; art, music, sport and language opportunities; fully qualified staff; high attainment in core learning skills; computer assisted learning; first class preparation for the next stage of education; early opening and after school care to help working parents – all these and many more than can be listed in a booklet, make up the ideal environment we offer for young boys and girls to start to find the best in themselves. Becoming a tradition takes time we have almost five decades of excellence to our credit; staying a tradition takes work – consistently high academic achievements is supported by our dedication to developing the whole person.
On behalf of the management, staff and pupils, l welcome you to ‘Lara Day School.