Sample of Secondary Schools

Please see details below of some of the schools that Equinox Education Services is proud to work with . If you are interested to send your son/daughter to Ireland then please do not hesitate to contact us for details of our full academic package including full Guardianship service.

Kilkenny College

Kilkenny College

Kilkenny College, a Church of Ireland college, endeavors to offer an education of the highest standard and broadest range within the context of the development of its Christian, cultural and sporting heritages.  Each person who studies and works here is a valued member of the College community and is encouraged to make a positive contribution to the life of the school and the wellbeing of others.

The College seeks to create a friendly family atmosphere amongst pupils, teachers and members of staff. Pupils are encouraged to value honesty, reliability, punctuality and respect for others. The level of discipline is similar to what is expected at home. The College also welcomes members of other churches and religious traditions as day and boarding pupils.

Type of school : Co-Educational Secondary school ( 13 – 18 Year olds )
Number of students : Aprox 780
Number of International students : 4%

 

Newtown School

Newtown School

Newtown School is a Quaker co-educational school with over  200 years of history. They are located in Waterford City on a large green area campus which is about 2 hours from Dublin city. What makes Newtown School different from other schools is the fact that Quaker education is not only concerned with examination results, but with experiences that are not measurable, the discovery of true self, nurturing confidence, independence and respect.
 
 
 
 
 

Type of school : Co-Educational Secondary school ( 13 – 18 Year olds )
Number of students : Aprox 300
Number of International students :  4%

 
 

The Holychild Secondary School

Holy Child

This top secondary school for girls has excellent facilities both for the academic life of students and extra-curricular activities. Since the school’s foundation in 1947, Holy Child Killiney has become synonymous with educational excellence for girls.
Nurturing enthusiasm for learning and intellectual curiosity in a happy and caring environment, Holy Child Killiney balances opportunities for outstanding academic achievement with impressive accomplishments in sport, music and creative endeavour.

Its evocative coastal location overlooking Killiney Bay, provides the backdrop for a school where the girls thrive in a relaxed yet energetic atmosphere, which facilitates them to celebrate their diversity and fulfil their unique potential. Expert teaching, a broad curriculum, small class sizes and a close working relationship between the staff and girls are the cornerstones of the school’s success. At Holy Child Killiney, education is recognised as a partnership between pupils, parents and teachers; celebrating and encouraging excellence and enthusiasm in equal measure.

Type of school : All Girls School ( 13 – 18 Year olds )
Number of students : Aprox 350
Number of International students : 5-6%

 
 

Loreto Abbey Dalkey

Loreto Abbey Dalkey

Loreto Abbey, Dalkey is a Catholic, fee paying secondary school for girls located overlooking the sea at Dalkey, south Co Dublin. Teachers and staff know each girl individually and strive to provide each one with a rounded education . Students are provided with a wide range of curricular and co-curricular choices so each girl has the opportunity to achieve her potential and to enjoy being at school.

Type of school : All Girls School ( 13 – 18 Year olds )
Number of students : Aprox 400
Number of International students : 5 – 6 %

 
 

Rockwell College

Rockwell College

Rockwell College, a Catholic School, was founded in 1864 in the religious and educational tradition of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. The School authority is committed to building a Christian Community of freedom and love which respects the rights and uniqueness of each pupil, as well as promoting respect for civil authorities and a concern and care for one another. From here you can capture a glimpse of college life for the 500+ students studying at one of the Premier Irish Boarding Schools.

The college is vibrant and active with a strong tradition of producing high calibre students ready to take on the world and win. Sports are of course part of the daily routine at Rockwell and all the latest reports can be viewed on the Sports page.

 

Type of school : Co _ Educational School ( 13 – 18 Year olds )
Number of students : Aprox 550
Number of International students : 5 – 6 %

 
 

Midelton College

Midelton College 1

Midleton College has been in existence as a boarding and day school for over 300 years. In that time the College has established and maintained a tradition of high academic achievement. This high academic achievement is combined with a holistic view of the educational, spiritual and personal development of each pupil. A school the size of Midleton College, approximately 350 pupils, allows for the careful nurturing of the individual within the college community.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Type of school : Co-Ed School School ( 13 – 18 Year olds )
Number of students : Aprox 350
Number of International students : 5-6%

 
 

Glenstal Abbey School

Glenstal Abbey School

Glenstal  is a seven-day boarding school for boys, run by the Benedictine monks of Glenstal Abbey in County Limerick, Ireland. The fact that the school is associated with a living monastic community gives it a very special flavour. Glenstal is a place where a community of monks lives and gathers several times a day to praise God and hear his word, attentive for the promptings of the Holy Spirit. We see ourselves as partners with parents in forming, guiding and nurturing our students, in order to develop their talents and gifts and so grow into what God has called them to be. We take justifiable pride in the excellence of the academic education, extra-curricular opportunities and pastoral care which we provide.

Type of school : Boys School ( 13 – 18 Year olds )
Number of students : Aprox 300
Number of International students : 5-6%

 
 

The Kings Hospital School

The Kings Hospital School

Founded in 1669 as The Hospital and Free School of King Charles II, The King’s Hospital was based in Dublin’s Queen Street for its first century before moving in 1783 to the noted Georgian building in Blackhall Place which is now the headquarters of the Law Society of Ireland.

The King’s Hospital is a voluntary, Church of Ireland, co-educational, secondary school for boarders and day pupils offering a broad academic curriculum and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. It is a Christian school in which the traditions and beliefs of the Church of Ireland inform its policies and practices.

 
 
 
 
 

Type of school : Co-Educational Secondary school ( 13 – 18 Year olds )
Number of students : Aprox 780
Number of International students : 4-6 %

 
 

Alexandra College

Alexander College

Founded in 1866, Alexandra College set out to fulfil the need for advanced education for young women at a time when the prevailing system did not provide them with any opportunities for real academic involvement, or prepare them for any engagement in public, social or academic affairs.

Initially founded as a separate university college and a feeder high school, Alexandra College is now a junior and senior school providing high academic achievement and a liberal broad curriculum to girls drawn from around Ireland and overseas. Each generation inherits the values of the past and creates those of the future. From days when women had to strive for the right to education to days of equality for women in careers and public life, Alexandra College has always aimed to educate girls for life and for whatever career or calling the future may bring, and Alexandrans are found in all walks of life – in the professions, in business, in homemaking and in the creative arts.

Type of school : Girls Only
Number of students : Aprox 635
Number of International students : 4-5%

 
 

St Gerards

St. Gerards

St. Gerard’s School is a Catholic Co-educational private day school with a student population of 490 in the Senior School, 250 in the Junior School, and 20 in the Montessori. The school is administered by a Board of Governors as a charitable trust.

Situated on a magnificent site of approximately 60 acres overlooking Bray, St. Gerard’s has a long tradition of fostering excellence in academic achievement and in developing the skills and confidence of the student. The school aims to nurture the moral, spiritual, cultural and physical development of each individual to his or her full potential. The family, as the primary educator, shares responsibility for the students’ education by supporting the values and ethos of the school.

Since 1918 St. Gerard’s has been providing an education for children from all over Ireland and from overseas.

Type of school : Co-Educational
Number of students : Aprox 760
Number of International students :  4%

 
 

Villiners School

Villiners School

Villiers Secondary School is a co-educational, fee paying, boarding and day secondary school, located on the North Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland.

Founded under the will of Mrs. Hannah Villiers in 1821, Villiers has a Protestant ethos and is managed jointly by the headmistress, board of management and a board of governors. The management and staff embrace and maintain the traditional values of the school and balance them with modern, state of the art educational facilities to develop an environment which engenders growth on an academic, cultural and social level.

Boarders account for about 30% of the student body, with the rest living locally. The student body is multi-denominational and diverse, including students from Spain, Germany, France, Moldova and Russia.

The school has recently been modernised and extended with state of the art science laboratories, art room, technology labs, and a large IT suite. All classrooms have been similarly modernised, many with interactive white-boards and other modern media. Furthermore the gymnasium and hockey pitch are complimented by new changing rooms and pavilion.

Type of school : Co-Educational Secondary School
Number of students : Aprox 400
Number of International students :  5%

 
 

Monaghan Collegiate School

Monaghan Collegiate School

Monaghan Collegiate School, formerly Monaghan Diocesan School was originally founded by an Act of the Dublin Parliament, “for the erection of free schools” in 1570, and underwent a number of transitions until 1902 when it fell into abeyance.

From the inspiration of the Church of Ireland and the original Diocesan School, with the Presbyterian Church and the other Protestant Churches in Monaghan the school was re-established in 1950. It is supported and run by a Board of Governors in conjunction with the Board of Management, as detailed in the “Constitution of Monaghan Collegiate School”.

Based on our Protestant tradition and history, the school is committed to providing for the welfare (spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical) of all our pupils in an inclusive and caring environment, and to the development of mutual respect and tolerance grounded in Christian compassion.

Type of school : Co-Educational
Number of students : Aprox 560
Number of International students :  4%

 
 

Sutton Park School

Sutton Park School

Sutton Park School was founded in 1957 by a group of leading local professional and business people as a co-educational and multi-denominational school which, while catering mainly for day pupils, retains the spirit and sense of community of a boarding school.

The school began its first year with approximately forty pupils about half of whom were full-time boarders. It has steadily grown and developed over the past fifty years and now boasts a modern campus and educates well over 450 students from all over North County Dublin and a wide range of countries from all over the world. The Primary & Intermediate Section of the school accepts boys and girls from the age of five.

Type of school : Co-Educational
Number of students : Aprox 450
Number of International students :  20%

 
 

Rathdown School

Rathdown School 1

Rathdown School, an all-girls institution founded in 1973, incorporates four original schools: The Hall, Hillcourt, Glengara Park and Park House. The amalgamation of Rathdown is comprised of a junior school and a senior school with a boarding department. Currently the junior school has 189 pupils, while the senior school has 312 students, 109 of whom are boarders.

Being a school which welcomes international students, Rathdown helps to promote an awareness of cultural diversity and aims to generate tolerance for and recognition of the value of difference. In a community of mutual respect, ideals of good citizenship prepare our students to leave Rathdown not only as confident mature people in their own right, but also able and willing to make a contribution to their society.

Rathdown School, with its strong Church of Ireland background is a Christian School in which the traditions and values of the Christian Faith are respected. One of its aims is to service pupils from the mainstream Reformed Churches and it also welcomes those of other faith traditions and none, for what they contribute to our inclusive education environment.

Type of school : Girls only
Number of students : Aprox 500
Number of International students :  8-10%

 
 

Notre Dame School

Notre Dame School

Notre Dame School was founded in 1953 by the Notre Dame des Missions Sisters.  The Congregation announced their intention to withdraw from education in Ireland in 2002.  The school is now operated by a charitable trust.  Notre Dame Trust Company has entrusted the conduct, management and financial administration of the School to a Board of Management, which overseas the running of the school.  The Principal of the school is responsible for the day to day running of the school; internal organisation, management and discipline; sharing with the Board of Management the task of preserving the character of the school in accordance with the policy of the Trustees.

The School’s educational programme is directed to the growth of the whole person through spiritual, intellectual, cultural and physical development with the objective of helping each student achieve her full potential and is informed by the tradition of the Christian, Catholic and Notre Dame ethos.  In accordance with the Mission Statement, a community spirit is fostered to cater for the needs of students, parents and staff.

Notre Dame is a fee-paying Catholic Girls School, recognised by the Department of Education and Science since 1953.

Type of school : Girls only
Number of students : Aprox 230
Number of International students :  4%

 
 

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