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Our Lady of Apostles Private School was established in January 1950 by Rev. Sr. Scholastica McAndrew of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles. The school was founded in response to the insistent request of parents, many new to Lagos, who wanted their children taught through the medium of English.

Originally, the present site had been acquired and developed by the Catholic Mission for St. Agnes Teacher Training College in 1933. In 1949, St. Agnes teacher Training College was transferred to a new site, off Ikorodu Road, the present day Maryland. Meanwhile, St. Agnes as a description remained, and is even retained within the vicinity and precinct as the present St. Agnes Bus stop just before the present day St. Dominic premises, Yaba. (Itself having been known as St. Patrick's).

Sr. Liam and Benignus succeeded Sr. Scholastica McAndrew in 1956, while in 1969, Mrs. Osugo Helen was appointed headmistress. Sr. Mary Martin Healey OLA, was made supervisor in 1973. In 1991, Sr. Gladys Chikere OLA succeeded her while Mrs. Okobi was transferred from St. Mary's Private School, Broad Street to become the headmistress. Sr. Maura Hayes OLA took over in October 1994. Sr. Monica Onwunali OLA took over in July 1999 and she handed over to Sr. Lucy Otusanya OLA in 2002. Sr. Beatrice Okoye OLA assumed office in January 2008 and in september 2011, Sr. Valentina Adeyemo OLA took over the mantle of leadership and stired the affairs of the school as a supervisor until September, 2017 when she was succeeded by the current supervisor, Rev. Sr. Helen Nwoko OLA.

Since inception, the school has continued to flourish and expand in response to the local demand. For the past sixty-six (68) years, the school has been a stepping stone and has continued to produce reputable men and women in the different spheres of life in the society. The school has dedicated and enthusiastic staff to her credit. Our Lady of Apostles Private School, Yaba is known for her moral and academic excellence which we still maintain through the thick and thin of the educational system.

The former proprietor, His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Okogie was ever supportive, ensuring at every point that the school maintains the standard it is known for. And this care, support and insistence on quality education for our pupils continues with the new school proprietor, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins, the current Archbishop of Lagos. We are confident that with our motto "Work and Pray" the sky is our limit.