About Us

About Us

Our Philosophy

At Valentina Montessori Nursery and Primary School we take Education very seriously. Valentina Montessori Nursery and Primary School is a unique school with a particular and very special ethos. Put simply, it is our core aspiration that, during their time with us, every individual student makes a positive difference – a difference to their own lives and a difference in the lives of others.

Our students and our outstanding staff team are our two most precious assets. Such is the caliber of our young people that we believe that there is no limit to what they can achieve. While we have high expectations and are ambitious for our students, we also know that for them to succeed, we need to provide a caring, supportive and challenging environment in which they can grow and flourish to become capable citizens of tomorrow.

Every child is different at each stage of their development and therefore has different needs. Valentina Montessori Nursery and Primary School aim to recognize and meet these needs through a differentiated and challenging curriculum and a range of exciting additional opportunities. We pride ourselves in knowing each child and in working with each individual to realize their true potential.

We stress to all of our young people that what really matters is not gaining qualifications for their own sake but learning – always being open to personal growth, having a mindset that welcomes and tackles problems, being resilient when times get tough. We strive to ensure that our young people leave Valentina Montessori Nursery and Primary School with a set of values and a perspective on life that leads them to succeed in whatever they wish to do.

Students and staff are very proud to belong to Valentina Montessori Nursery and Primary School and all that the School stands for. We believe every student has something special to offer. Our mission is to help them find it and develop it to the maximum.

Our History

Valentina Montessori Nursery and Primary School was founded by Sola Grillo in 2004, starting off with the Montessori. 2008 saw the addition of the primary school, which focuses on teaching the British Curriculum – Key Stages 1 & 2.

Valentina Montessori and Primary School is located at 28 Lanre Awolokun Str, Gbagada Phase2, Lagos, Nigeria.

What We Offer

  • We Provide Learning in a conducive environment
  • We use Montessori materials to impart knowledge
  • We build tomorrows “Leaders”
  • We develop great minds

Do please contact us if you would like to see the School at work, either by appointment or on one of our regular Open Mornings.


Sola Grillo
B.A (English), Mont. Dip, Maternity Practitioner.

Sola Grillo Trained At Surrey College, Surrey UK. She Qualified In 1997 And After Seven Years Of Teaching Montessori, Sola Set Up Her Own School, Valentina Montessori, Based In Maryland. This Was Relocated To Gbagada Phase II. At The End Of 2008, Sola Realised A Long-Standing Ambition With The Addition Of The Primary School.