About Our School

To see young girls become women of integrity in the society.

Christian values of truth, justice and the fear of God.
Deep moral values and principles that will enable them to freely make right choices.
The love of learning, skills development and academic excellence a family spirit and selfless giving of self in service to others.

Sint Unum (Oneness with God, self and the whole of creation), Simplicity, Charity, Accountability, Hard work, and Creativity.

OUR FOUR FOCAL POINTS

Louisville Girls have four focal points geared towards helping them realize their expected goals. These are:

Moral

Academic Excellence

Faith

Charity

ABOUT LOUISVILLE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL

Louisville Girls High School Ijebu Itele is owned and managed by the Institute of the Sisters of St. Louis, a religious group of women. The Institute was founded in 1842 in France by Abbe Eugene Marie Louis Bautain with a vision of ‘a world healed, unified and transformed by the saving wisdom of Christianity’ and a mission to particularly instruct the young, care for the sick and work for the salvation of souls. Presently, the central house (headquarters) is in Dublin, Ireland. In Nigeria, the provincial house where the leader and proprietress of the school, Sr. Isabel Mann with her team reside is in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
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THE LOCATION

The Sisters of St. Louis are in nine countries of the world: France, Ireland, Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic, Ethiopia, USA, and the United Kingdom, but with a very active mission in Africa. The St. Louis Sisters arrived in Nigeria (Kano State) in 1948. There are presently about 140 sisters of St. Louis working in Nigeria.
Louisville Girls High School was established on 11th January 1998, in a quiet rural community, Ijebu Itele, devoid of all forms of distraction. It is an environment that is highly conducive to learning. There are presently sixty-five teachers, twenty-eight clerical and forty-five utility staff, and five hundred and eighteen (518) students for the 2016/2017 academic session.

THE QUALITY

LGHS is one of the finest investments in your daughter’s future. We offer comprehensive education, VAT (Value Added Teaching) inclusive. Together with other girls from different states, beliefs and tongues, your daughter is assured of being molded into a humble, intelligent, loyal, honest, kind, generous, obedient, God-fearing and focused individual among future women of integrity.

With our regular assessment, the entire members of staff are competent in their field. The teachers are hard-working and professionally trained; the results over the years have proved their worth and competence.

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EXPLANATION AND SYMBOLISM OF THE ST. LOUIS CREST

A glance at the St. Louis Crest, the coat of arms, used in all St. Louis schools is the surest way of making contact with the distinctive spirit of the Institute of the Sisters of St. Louis.

A sword encircled by a crown of thorns

The central device, a sword encircled by a crown of thorns, recalls at once the Institute’s chief patron saint, King Louis IX of France and his part in the Crusades; it was he who recovered the crown of thorns from the Saracens and housed it in the Sainte‑Chapelle, Paris.

A fleur‑de‑lis,

Opposite the tower is a fleur‑de‑lis, emblem of the Kings of France, recalling the Congregation’s French origin. According to an old tradition, the use of this heraldic device began in the reign of France’s first Christian King, Clovis I, for whom it represented the lily given him by an angel at his baptism.

The inverted chevron of gold chain

The inverted chevron of gold chain symbolises the “strong bond of the true Christian union” which welds the members of the Institute into the unity of a religious family. The golden chain and the sword are in conjunction cruciform. This fundamental symbol of Christianity recalls God’s love for man.

St. Louis IX “Dieu le veult", “God wills it"

The motto of St. Louis IX “Dieu le veult”, “God wills it”, was the rallying cry of the Crusaders. It bespeaks chivalry, courage, courtesy, enthusiasm ‑ all the virtues required by the ideal of Christian knighthood. Union in charity is again emphasized by the motto of the Sisters of St. Louis “Ut sint unum”, “that they may be one”, a prayer which was especially dear to the founder, Abbé Louis Bautain.

THEME FOR THE TERM

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.  2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)

THOUGHT FOR THE TERM: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV) THOUGHT FOR THE TERM: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV) THOUGHT FOR THE TERM: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV) THOUGHT FOR THE TERM: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)