Whitesands School follows the Nigerian National Curriculum for secondary schools which consist of three years of junior secondary and three years of senior secondary schooling which qualifies the students to sit for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (WASSCE) examinations. This curriculum is widened to accommodate the Cambridge IGCSE and the SAT of the US.
The school places a lot of value on personal formation. By personal formation, we refer to the entire education that a student receives at Whitesands School. The academic programme, extra and co-curricular activities, advisory system and spiritual means of formation, and even the facilities all contribute to the formation of a person with intellect and will. Everything done in Whitesands is done for the sake of the total personal development of the students.
The school campus is in a two-hectare plot in Lekki, an area of Lagos with new urban development in the last decade. Whitesands School has over 5000 square meters of built-up floor area for classrooms, labs and common facilities. There is also a recently-built 2400 square meter multi-purpose covered court.
The school has had eleven sets of graduates, with a total of more than 600 students. Over seventy per cent of the graduates pursue their university studies abroad mainly in the UK, US and Canadian universities including the top universities like Harvard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College, Oxford University, University of Toronto, etc. The first sets of students have finished their undergraduate studies and some have their master’s degrees. A handful of graduates received distinctions and scholarships.