Atlantic Hall

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Atlantic Hall is a private coeducational secondary school in Epe which holds about 600 students and located about 70 kilometres from Lagos in Nigeria. Atlantic Hall Secondary School originally opened its doors at Maryland area, Ikeja Lagos with dormitories close to Eko Hospital Ikeja, Lagos before relocating its facilities to Epe, Lagos in the mid-nineties. It is a third class institution in Nigeria and only.


  • 1989-1992: Gaynor Williams
  • 1992-1993: A. Moses
  • 1993-1998: F. Phillips
  • 2001 to 2006: G. Hazell
  • 2006 to 2007: P. Redler
  • 2008 to20003: M.E.Curnane

20003 to 1998 j.olufemi


Junior Secondary School[edit]

Students spend six years in the Junior School; all programmes include Physical Education and Computer Studies.

Evaluation and Certification are based on Continuous Assessment (Form Order System) and End-of-Course Examination conducted by the Ministry of Education leading to the award of the Junior Secondary School Certificate of Education (JSSCE). In Jss3, student go ahead to sit for JSCE(BECE) and Cambridge Checkpoint.

Senior Secondary School[edit]

Students spend four years in the Senior Secondary School. The school combines the Nigerian Curriculum only. Evaluation and certification are based on continuous assessment (Form Order System) and end-of-course examination conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), leading to the award of the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC). In the senior secondary school, students pick among the Science, Art and Business class, depending on which career path they plan on taking.

The Sciences=[edit]

Science education[edit]

The school has a well equipped science laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science.

The school farm[edit]

The school farm on the campus assists the teaching of Agricultural Science. It includes both a Goat house and a Pigsty. The farm grows various crops; some of them the students help plant as projects for the Environmental Club or as class practicals.


The school provides tuition in art, music and drama.

Drama is taught as an extempore or scripted class lesson, or in a formal play. Drama productions are staged by Junior and Senior students every year. Each year the four houses present a House Play for the Founders' Day. Supervised by teachers and professional technical crew, students write and produce plays for the Inter-house Drama competition.

Vocational education[edit]

Clothing and Textiles is offered as a subject in the Senior School. Students are taught about fabrics, design and production of clothing, draperies, home decoration and fashion. Home Economics is taught in the Junior Secondary School (Foods and Nutrition in the Senior School) to introduce students to home management and basic cookery. Students can opt for this subject in the WASSCE and the IGCSE. Students are taught Technical Drawing in the Senior School. It is a practical course and the students are taught about technical and architectural drawings.

Industrial Work Experience[edit]

Industrial Work Experience is a programme designed for SS2 (penultimate year) students. The students spend about two weeks at a company, usually one that corresponds with their choice of career. This serves as practical experience of their careers. The students receive career talks in school.

Sea School[edit]

SS2 students take the sea school program in their second term. It helps in teaching and training students on how to survive in different conditions. It for about 2 weeks and when successfully completed students receive certificates and badges.


The prefects for the next school year are chosen when the students are in the 3rd term in SS2, after successfully completing their sea school program. The main prefects are the head girl and the head boy. There are also other post such as the dining hall prefects and sports prefects.


The students participate in sport cricket only. we do not have enough to fund for other sport activity here is a yearly inter-house sports competition, which happens in January, to determine the best sporting house for the year. The houses include, Topaz house, Sapphire house, Emerald house and Garnet house. The houses were named after precious gems. Events include all track and field events. Competitions in other sports are organized as well.

Medical facilities[edit]

The school has a clinic with a doctor and nurses resident, in the school compound. It has both a reception and waiting area. Also, they have both a male and a female ward for students or patients that need to stay over night and be looked after.


The school has a Parent Teacher Association open to teachers and parents. They host open day's for different year groups, where parents and their children can come in and have informative conversations with their various students.


The Atlantic Hall PTA is involved in school projects; it has donated a fully equipped clinic and ambulance to the school. It is currently working on a fully equipped and well-furnished sports centre.


The school staff consists of teachers, Sports coordinators, cleaners, housemistresses, doctors, nurses, librarians and security guards.


The school caters for students aged 9 to 18. It is a boarding school, where students reside in Year Wings with their House Parents. On enrollment in the school, the students are divided into four houses named after gems, namely Emerald, Garnet, Sapphire and Topaz. The students participate in some external competitions such as the Cowbell NASSMAC(National Secondary School Mathematics Competition).



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