History

History of Santa Maria Schools

The Santa Maria School frequently led the way in educational research and innovative teaching strategies, quickly gaining a reputation as the premier school for students who learn differently. Over the years the school has since established several sister school in several cities in Nigeria. This focus continues today with a deep commitment by staff’s at Santa Maria School to find and nurture the promise of every student.

Santa Maria College
Santa Maria College, a citadel of learning known for its academic and moral excellence was commissioned on Monday 29th of September 1998, at No. 15 silver Street, off Palm Avenue Mushin, Lagos State.

The opening of the College was stemmed out of the desire of the management to provide sound moral and academic training to the young ones, with the aim of reducing child abuse and increasing rate of miscreant s in the society and the nation at large.

Santa Maria Private School
Santa Maria Private School was founded in January 1970 by Late Chief Mrs. Elizabeth Nneka Njideaka, a woman of vision whose mission was to contribute her quota to the educational uplift of the Nigerian child. The school started her nursery school at no. 3, Adamu Orisa street, in Surulere where she grew into a primary school and latter relocated to Silver street mushin.

The school places a high premium on strong spiritual, moral, and academic excellence which has showcased in the outcome of the children who have passed through her.
In 1988, Santa Maria Private School got her approval to operate Nursery and Primary schools in Lagos state from the ministry of education Alausa and ever since then, till now, we have educated over 2500 Nigerian children who have grown to become captains of industries both locally and globally.

By 1990, the founder Chief (Mrs) Elizabeth Nneka Njideaka (Yeye Oge of Mushin) passed on to glory and passed the baton to her son Mr. Nnjideaka-Kevin who has continued in ensuring that the schools philosophy, standareds and ethics are maintained and built upon
With a total combined teaching experience of over 100 years, Santa Maria Private school is blazing a trail for other to follow.