IDS was founded as a pre-eminent nursery school on the 9th of October 1979 and received commencement approval on the 30th of December 1979. IDS was founded by Chief Mrs. Modupe Alakija- Aromire who laid the foundation and values upon which IDS strives to uphold. She also led the school as its founding headteacher.

From its very small beginnings, it has now grown into one of the most successful schools in the country offering a wide range of curriculum integrations and activities perfect for the development of children, of all ages. 

Director’s Welcome Message

Dear Parents,  

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. I hope that our website will provide a positive insight into our school and help you decide to come and see us for yourselves. I believe you will be impressed and will trust us with the education of your child.

Our vision is our school’s compass; it guides us towards success and to a bright future. With our heritage, IDS is considered an old school however, our teaching faculty and staff bring to bear the latest innovation in teaching and learning coupled with many years of experience.  IDS offers many exciting programs to engage learners of every age and every interest – from academics to social activities to sports.  

Our school, like many other leading schools around the world, are deploying new technologies and utilizing world-class programs, we are looking at new ways of delivering, assessing, documenting, and reporting on learning. Our teachers are professional, passionate about their jobs and are always seeking innovative and better ways to improve their practice. We provide opportunities so that our students can be leaders in our community and ultimately in our interconnected world.

We encourage our parents to learn about our approaches to teaching and learning, to be fully involved in the learning life of their child(ren).  

Even though the information on our website is comprehensive, I appreciate that choosing a school for your child is a difficult decision and it is almost impossible to judge any school based on a website alone. I would, therefore, like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit us when we can talk in-depth about the School and more importantly, about your child and how we can support their own individual situation, needs, and aspirations.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family to IDS soon.

Omobola Olaribigbe 

Learning Leader & Director