The Head of School, Aduvie International School
Aduvie, derived from a Nigerian language means "a good future, a good thing or a good foresight". She has her roots in the rich Nigerian culture.
Aduvie International School was established in January 2008. It is located in a spacious and serene area of 6.1 hectares in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria. It is a co-educational Nigerian-British curriculum school with a purpose built state-of-the-art facilities for day and boarding students, including staff residences.
School is no longer business as
usual. It has gone through several periods of major changes and upheavals since
the concept was hatched in ancient times.
In today’s world, there is an
ever-growing awareness and consensus all over the world on the need for schools
to focus on producing internationally-minded individuals who will also possess
the qualities of problem solvers and creative thinkers. Indeed, this is a major
shift from the paradigms of previous civilisations.
Welcome to Aduvie International School, the home of international-mindedness. In fact, one of our 7 core values happens to be global-mindedness. There is an array of ways of describing international mindedness, but each description seems to point at the same meaning in a broad sense. Steve Mark, the Educational Director, International Primary Curriculum (IPC), describes it as a journey from “self” to “others”. Howard Gardner, while trying to describe the basis for human development, described international mindedness as “declining egocentrism”. It’s like saying less of me and more of others.
Steve Mark, however, is quick to add that “international mindedness is not something that can be taught in discreet lessons …; it is a “frame of mind” and as such, needs time to develop”. Since its inception in 2008, the school has used aspects of the British National Curriculum, initially in its EYFS section, and presently in the primary and secondary sections also. What more! Aduvie regularly marks special days and international observances from selected countries of the world every year. The significance of this is that our students can discuss the rationale for these observances and their significance, too.
Our staff and pupils also have representatives from, at least, four different countries of the world. Our learners also travel to selected countries every spring. For instance, our students visited the United Kingdom for the Southampton Football Camp during the summer of 2022. In 2018, Aduvie students visited the Netherlands for the World Scholars Cup Competition. Other countries visited in recent times include the United States of America. Our Pre-University College runs international programmes such as the Ontario Secondary Students Diploma (OSSD), Cambridge A’ Level and Medical Foundation Programme, among others. In short, if you’re looking for a school where your child will develop an international mindset, Aduvie is the place.
Folaponmile O. Olufemi
Head of School
Aduvie, derived from a Nigerian language, means "a good future, a good thing or a good foresight". She has her roots in the rich Nigerian culture.
Aduvie International School was established in January 2008. It is located in a spacious and serene area of 6.1 hectares in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria. It is a co-educational Nigerian-British curriculum school with a purpose built state-of-the-art facilities for day and boarding students, including staff residences. The school presently has over 800 students on roll and a student-staff ratio of 3:1. Aduvie nurtures, tutors and educates students in crèche, nursery, primary, secondary and pre university classes. The school offers quality education to students without discrimination. Aduvie is approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and accredited by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), National Examinations Council (NECO) and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).
Aduvie has a special need class, with seasoned and well-trained therapists. In addition, our special needs students (Jewel class) learn under the tutelage of teachers in the regular classes and are involved in the activities of the school.
The cradle of excellence, a bedrock on which Aduvie is founded, has a blend of the Nigerian school system, Montessori and British curricula. Our students also have a project based assessment once a term.
The school has various co-curricular activities which aid the formation of individual character and improvement in learning abilities. Some of these co-curricular activities include Debating, Math, Science, Music, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Swimming and Karate clubs, among others.
Aduvie has students and teachers from diverse nationalities who facilitate the learning of different cultures by the students.
In Aduvie, we believe in learning through travelling and visiting places which broadens the students' views and leaves indelible marks in their minds. This belief has made us to take trips to France, Ethiopia, USA and Dubai, where sites such as museums, zoos, major landmarks and schools were visited.
Aduvie exudes a family-friendly atmosphere, which parents, pupils, teachers and friends have come to rely on. To encourage and promote friendships, the school organizes open days, art and science exhibitions, fanfares and picnics.
In our pursuit for excellence and need to be part of the global village, Aduvie is a member of Association of Private Educators in Nigeria (APEN) and a registered centre with CIE (an accredited testing center for Microsoft Academy).
Aduvie won for two consecutive years The Nigerian Advancement Award for Best Performing Primary School in Abuja. She is also a recipient of the prestigious 2014 African Achievers' Award under the category tagged “Award for Quality Education in West Africa”. Aduvie students won the national challenge for Microsoft Academy and represented Nigeria in the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022 World Championship in the USA. Aduvie won the TOP School Award from the African Brand Review Award (ABRA) in 2021. Aduvie also scored an OUTSTANDING in the school evaluation/inspection exercise conducted by the Federal Ministry of Education in 2021 and 2019. Four students from Aduvie represented Nigeria at the Tornament of Champions that took place at Yale University, USA in 2019. Aduvie also hosted the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in November 2019 and many more.
To create a child centered and conducive learning environment, which meets the needs of each and every child, so that he or she becomes a life-long learner.
To create a community of individuals united in their understanding of impacting humanity positively.
We are the stars, we are the ones, we are the children of Aduvie. We are the stars, we are the ones, we are the children.
We’re trained to be honest, self-reliant,
We will make our nation proud
Through education and hard work
We’re the leaders of tomorrow.
As we are working to destiny
We are passionate about the future
Education is our foundation
We are learning skills to make us grow.
God be in my head And in my understanding.
God be in mine eyes And in my looking.
God be in my mouth And in my speaking.
God be in my heart And in my thinking.
God be at my end And at my departing.