Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Noble Guide Academy a secular school?
A: No, Noble Guide Academy is an Islamic faith-based school offering western and Islamic education to Muslim children from preschool to Pre-university levels. Our programmes are delivered taking into consideration Islamic values and ethos.
Q: Do you accept both boys and girls?
A: Yes, Noble Guide Academy is a co-educational Islamic school admitting male and female students.
Q: Do you have boarding facilities?
A: Yes, we have both day and boarding facilities. Our Boarding features state-of-the-art facilities for both male and female students. Children from 8 years of age are accepted into boarding house.
Q: What curriculum does the school adopt?
A: In the preschool section, the school adopts the Montessori system which is a proven approach that supports children’s natural development, providing the skills and support to reach their full potential in life. We believe the foundational state of a child’s education sets the stage for their success in their academic journey; a belief that has translated into young learners equipped with the required competencies by the time they proceed to Primary school.
Students in our Primary and Secondary schools are prepared for the future with the Cambridge Curriculum, provided through the Cambridge International Assessment Education. At the end of their programmes, students in the primary and secondary schools obtain respective Cambridge qualifications putting them at par with their peers globally.
The school also adheres to the Nigerian Curriculum in some subjects such as Social Studies, Civic Education & Government, enriched, however, with the learner-centered approach as defined by elements of the Cambridge Curriculum.
Q: What programmes does the school offer?
A: Noble Guide Academy offers the following programmes:
- Preschool – for learners aged 1 to 5
- Primary School
- Secondary School
- Pre-University – to prepare students for studies in universities at home and abroad with programmes like Cambridge AS & A -Levels, UK University Foundation Programme, SAT, and IELTS preparation.
- Weekend Tahfeez
Q: How’s the Islamiyyah programme run at Noble Guide Academy?
A: As an Islamic faith-based school, Islamiyyah is a core programme required of all students in the school, from preschool to Secondary levels, as part of their regular weekly school. Managed by the Islamiyyah department, learners and scholars study subjects categorized into these three major areas: Qur’an, Arabic, and Ilmud-Deen, Mondays to Fridays. Participation is a requisite for graduating from any of our schools.
Islamiyyah subjects run in tandem with other secular subjects, each day, at all levels.
The goal of our Islamiyyah curriculum is to raise spiritually conscious Muslims who have actionable knowledge of Islamic values, and the ability to read the Qur’an correctly.
Q: Is Islamiyyah the same as Tahfeez?
A: No, these are two separate programmes. Although coordinated by the same department, Islamiyyah is the regular weekday programme mandatory for all students, while Tahfeez or Weekend Tahfeez is an optional service open to students from within and outside the school.
The Tahfeez programme operates on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) with enrollment open to children outside the school community from age three (3) and above. There are two tracks, depending on your child’s needs:
- Tilawatul Qur’an: to help children read the Qur’an correctly
- Tahfeezul Qur’an: to guide children to memorize the Holy Book
Q: What are the school's hours and schedule?
A: The school is open for students in Preschool to Secondary classes as shown below:
However, the school Admin office is open to parents and members of the school from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Mondays to Thursdays, and 7:30 am to 1:00 pm on Fridays.
Q: Are there any opportunities for after-school care?
A: Yes, there is a chargeable provision that runs until 5.30 pm, Mondays to Thursdays. Young students, particularly learners in preschool, are placed in after-school care where caregivers look after them until their parents/guardians are able to pick them up from school.
Q: What is the tuition and fees associated with attending the school?
A: Our tuition fee for the current academic year is as follows:
There may be additional fees for things like extracurricular activities, events, and ICT. Please contact our school office for more information on tuition and fees.
Q: What is the enrollment process?
A: Enrolling your child at Noble Guide Academy is a seamless process that can take up to 72 hours or less depending on your schedule. To enroll,
- purchase a registration packet from the school’s admissions office.
- return the completed registration form alongside the required documents for each child.
- the child is observed or assessed by the relevant officer.
- the results are discussed with you, after which admission is offered.
- proceed with payment and documentation
- Child receives supplies and resumes class.
Q: What extracurricular activities and programs do the school offer?
A: We offer various co-curricular activities, ranging from sports, clubs/entrepreneurship schemes, and local and foreign excursions to inter-class competitions, presentations, community service, and student-centered departmental programmes such as reading & science fairs. We encourage our students to get involved and explore their interests.
Q: How does the school evaluate the student's progress?
A: We employ the use of both formative and summative assessments to track students’ progress throughout their time in school. Progress, effort, and achievement are celebrated with each child, within the classroom, and within the whole school community. Our observations are shared with parents and guardians throughout the school year through reports and at parent-teacher conferences. We also use data from these evaluations to identify areas for improvement and make adjustments to our instruction.
Q: How does the school handle discipline and behaviour issues?
A: We have a strict code of conduct that all students are expected to adhere to. Our school policies like the Anti-Bullying policy and the School Complaints policy are designed to address any behaviour issues in a fair and consistent manner.
Q: What is the class size?
A: We strive to keep the class sizes at a manageable level to ensure all students have access to individualized instruction. Our preschool classes typically have a class size of 18 with two teachers, while the size may be relatively higher for primary and secondary classes.
Q: How does the school communicate with parents and involve them in their child's education?
A: We have an open-door policy and encourage regular communication with parents. We also have parent-teacher conferences, as well as opportunities for parents to volunteer and be involved in their child’s education.
Q: Do you have discount for siblings?
A: Yes, we do offer a sibling discount. The discount amount varies and is typically applied to the tuition of the oldest of three siblings enrolled in the school. Please contact our school office for more information on the specifics of the discount.
Q: Do you have any support services for students who require extra attention?
A: Yes, we provide a range of support services for students who require extra attention. These include one-to-one support, counseling, special education services, and other interventions. These services are coordinated by the Learning Support Department manned by experienced staff who work together with teachers to ensure that all students receive the support they need to succeed.