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About Us

Berkley Academy was established in September 2008, by a group of American Certified Educators led by Dr. Maria Onyia, with the mission of providing an international standard, student-centered, small learning community for students. Berkley opened with three students and fifteen staff at 36, Salaudeen Akano Street, Ogudu GRA, Lagos.

The Berkley Inquiry Curriculum incorporates the Nigerian and International Elementary standards, as well as Berkley Life Skills, to equip children for global leadership. Our Science Magnet program uses instructional strategies that focus on higher level questioning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Our students investigate and discover in the process of learning, and are able to apply learned skills in real life situations.

Moreover, we teach ethics, morals and citizenship. The result is a total child, prepared to become a life-long independent learner, a pacesetter in the global arena, an entrepreneur, and a successful individual. Watch your child transform positively beyond your imagination.

At Berkley, we are certified to work with gifted students, those performing at grade level, and struggling students. Therefore, we envision great expectations, enhance positive contributions, build on students' strengths, and provide students with choices while guiding them towards beneficial decisions. We have strong bonds with our students and their families, and we ensure full citizenship.

Though we teach all students, we truly teach one child at a time by identifying and meeting the peculiar need(s) of the child, using differentiated instruction during general classes, and at one-on-one meetings. In a month or less, you will notice improvement in your child's academic and social skills.


At Berkley, no child is left behind. Your child is behind everything we do.

Our Vision

To become a world class academy with a reputation for providing quintessential services that serve as the hallmark of entrepreneurial, leadership and academic excellence.

Our Mission

To provide an enriched arts and science magnet program aimed at graduating skilled and highly competent students who will participate in global leadership as entrepreneurial citizens.

We Believe In

  • Academic excellence comparable to global standards for teaching and learning; setting high civic and academic goals.

  • Inquiry-based instruction that gives students reason to communicate in different genres and forms such as graphs, diagrams, tables and/or prose.

  • Celebrating diverse cultures and integrating them in our curriculum.

  • Differentiated and individualized instructional strategies based on authentic assessment and progress monitoring;

  • Discovering and nurturing hidden academic and social talents in our students.

  • Recruiting, developing and retaining qualified and highly motivated teachers.

  • On-going professional development as an integral aspect of teacher quality; and parental involvement in students' academics and holistic success.







Board of Directors



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Chidi Onyia

Chairman, Orglearning Consult. Owner and administrator of Juilliard academy and Berkley Science Magnet School

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Mr. Kingsley Eze

Kingsley is the CEO of Tenece Professional Services Limited - an enterprise transformation and technology-consulting firm, the Founder, Genesys Tech Hub 

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Engr. Frank Edozie

Director of the Power Component at  United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF).a UK Foreign, commonwealth and Development office (FCDO) funded program.

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