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About Us

Our History

Cedars was established in February 2008 and started as an education Training centre.  The children’ school was founded in September 2010 in accordance with a vivid conviction to reveal God through education with the following scriptures serving as a guide: Psalms 78 vs 2-7,  “That the generation to come might know them. The children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God. But keep His commandments.” Colossians 1 vs 17…In Christ all things consist and Zephaniah 3 vs 14-20. God is set to make Cedars a name and a praise among all people of the earth.


Cedars has become a place to be indeed! From the time you enter the premises of Cedars, you can feel why it is the place for your child. The presence of God with us is our major ace.  Then, the caring adult, well experienced staff and a well prepared environment.


Cedars school is the vision of God given to Mrs. Lilian Nnenna Akuma way back in 1992 when she became convinced that running a school is a calling God wants to prepare her for in life. The School Proprietress, Mrs Lilian .N. Akuma graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelors degree in Educational Administration (1998), a Masters degree in Educational Psychology (2004) both from University of Lagos, Akoka , a diploma from the North American Montessori Centre (3-6years),a diploma in Basic Montessori(0-6years)2003, Montessori Assisstant Course, and a combined diploma in Montessori foundation and Elementary diploma from Montessori North West, Portland Oregon, USA. She has furthered her learning in International Primary Curriculum and so many other trainings. She is also a graduate of Enterprise Development Services of the Pan African University where she obtained a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management. Lilian is also a certified Etiqutte Consultant from the inside school of Etiquette in florida, USA.


She has taught, headed and consulted in many schools, such as Grace Children School Gbagada, Springforth Int’l School Surulere, Infantino Montessori School Lekki, Mastersville School Ajao estate, Goldenville Montessori School, Youngold Montessori school Onipetesi, Nazareth School Festac town, Isobrites School festac town and many others where she helped built, train school staff and improve the schools alongside their owners. Her passion is to develop people to their maximum potentials hence she runs regular training programmes for individuals and schools on regular basis.


Cedars Educational Services Ltd was established and registered in February 29th, 2008. Cedars School was formerly opened in September 2010 at Adeniran Ogunsanya Surulere, Lagos and started with two infants in a bungalow space that housed the training centre only at the time. Enrolment later grew to 30 pupils at the centre and the school decided to secure a larger space for a proper school setting in February 2012.  The school has since graduated 5 sets of Year 6 pupils who have gone into many secondry schools of their choices and some kids who are abroad. it has indeed been a wonderful journey. We love our work.


The Ministry of Education gave us an approval/Clearance to use the name: The Cedars-World Nursery and Primary School.

Our Vision

To be a premium service provider of Christian Montessori education in Nigeria and become a world leader in the industry.


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Our Mission

Our mission is to offer high quality Christian Montessori and world class education, providing an atmosphere that is flavoured by grace in Christ Jesus with Montessori’s concepts and philosophy of education and effectively implementing both principles in the classroom to produce children with lifelong learning success.


‘Human consciousness comes into the world as a flaming ball of imagination. Everything invented by man, physical and or mental, is the fruit of someone’s imagination’ - MARIA MONTESSORI

Our Core Values

C -Commitment / Collaboration

E -Excellence / Ethics

D -Determination to succeed / Detailed/Diligence

A -Acknowledging God’s wisdom / Advancement

R -Reliability / Relief provision

S -Strongly rooted / Service to God and Mankind.


Our Facilities

-Quiet and serene environment

-Pastoral care

-Montessori at its best

-International Primary Curriculum(IPC)


-Fully equipped Montessori Classrooms

-Fully air conditioned classrooms

-Swimming Classes

-Spacious Playground

-A Health bay with a Nurse

-A palace of a childcare

-A standby noise proof generator

-Full Music practical lessons

-Well stuffed Library

-Diction/Elocution /Etiquette Classes

-School /Fieldtrips-theme based.

-Science Experiment Room

-Foreign Curriculum

-Skills Acquisitions/Talent Discovery and Character development

Our Services

  • Crèche’(Nido Group) (3months to 15months)
  • Toddlers Group(15months to 3years)
  • Nursery -(3years to 5years)
  • Primary 1 to 6 (5+years to 11years)
  • After School Care (2years -11years)

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is anchored on the harmonious development of a holistic/well-rounded child and inculcating in the child a nobility of character and stability of purpose needed in our society, using the following means

  • The Holy Bible as God’s word.
  • The educational principles of Dr. Mara Montessori
  • We keep abreast of educational research, improvements and dynamic ways of improving learning in order to give the children the best.

Our School Anthem

Cedars is the name of my school! (x2)
The Cedars-World Nursery Primary School is a place to be!
I am proud!
I am proud to be in Cedars!
I am humble to be in Cedars!!
I am blessed to be in Cedars!!!
Cedars, home of Christ!

Our Curriculum

We offer a full Montessori curriculum in our pre-elementary group (ages 3months-5years). Our Montessori classrooms provide an atmosphere that is pleasant and attractive to allow children to learn at their own pace and interact with others in a natural and peaceful environment. Learning is as individual as your child. We are an Equal Opportunity Educator. We are an Inclusive School.

In our Elementary, Our International Primary Curriculum (IPC) helps to foster international mindedness and personal learning in our children. The International Primary Curriculum is unique in defining learning goals that help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national and international perspective.

The IPC has been designed to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. Learning with the IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries.

We do not forget our country where we are. We also cover the Nigerian Curriculum. Though a greater emphasis is placed on this from year 3 (key stage 2) to enable the children get ready for entrance examinations into secondary schools in the country. The main subjects taught under the Nigerian curriculum are Social studies, Christian Religious Knowledge and Nigerian languages.