The International School, University of Lagos (ISL) was founded on the 9th of November 1981, with a total enrolment of 68 pupils and six teachers. Students’ population has since risen to over 2000.
The School was established immediately, then, to absorb the primary six pupils of the Staff School who were denied placement into State Secondary Schools because of the free education policy of the then civilian government in Lagos State. However, pupils from other primary schools who were not children of University Staff were also admitted.
In 1985, the school was inspected and granted recognition and approval to present students for S.S.C.E. and G.C.E. ‘O’ level by the WAEC and the Federal Ministry of Education.
The school started classes in the Staff School premises in three classrooms. It later moved to its present permanent site in October 1985.
The aims and aspirations of the founding fathers of the school, which have been achieved to a great extent, are among others:
- To establish a post primary institution which will provide quality education for
- Staff and non-staff children alike;
- To make the school a model for other schools in terms of high academic and moral standards.