A nurturing environment


Boasting exemplary pastoral care and a nurturing environment, Rathdown School encourages every student to achieve their personal best as Principal, Brian Moore explains.

Rathdown School welcomes girls and boys from 3 – 18 years, delivering a broad range of academic subjects in small class groups, combined with a wide and varied programme of extra-curricular activities.

We are a voluntary, fee-paying school for girls and boys, providing education to both boarding and day pupils from Dublin, across Ireland and internationally. Our Junior and Senior Schools are set within 16 acres of beautiful grounds in Glenageary, Co. Dublin on a hill overlooking the sea at Dún Laoghaire with inland views of the Wicklow Mountains. It is within easy reach of Dublin city, surrounding counties and Dublin Airport with accreditation from the Boarding School Association.

From a group of three-year-old students holding hands in the playground of our Pre-School, to a thriving Junior School where a passion for discovering and exploring new horizons is ignited through to our exceptionally high-achieving Senior School where lifelong friendships are forged and academic, sporting and personal triumphs are shared; the Rathdown School journey is a seamless one, full of life-enhancing experiences along the way. Our school campus buzzes with confident, capable students ready to take their place in the world.

We are a school of Protestant heritage. We welcome students and families of all faiths, and none, and from all traditions and cultures. We have a diverse and inclusive student body, where all are equally valued and all are equally important.

Our ethos is ‘A Place of Belonging’ and we hope you will gain a sense of what makes Rathdown School unique.

Students receive an outstanding education and make excellent progress at Rathdown School. Your son or daughter will be encouraged and expected to achieve their personal best in all they do. We believe that teaching and learning should be both challenging and enjoyable for students of all abilities and we aim for the highest possible standards. Whether they are the most gifted academically, a good all-rounder or needs additional help in some areas, your son or daughter will receive a stimulating and rewarding educational experience suited to their needs. Students are taught by professional and dedicated staff. We also offer a range of extra-curricular and sporting activities in the belief that these assist a sound general education and contribute to the whole person. Our academic results are testament to the way students are challenged and motivated to give their best in all they do.

Our doors are always open to welcome Irish and international students who come here to achieve their very best academically, socially and personally, have fun, make friends, and develop a global perspective. If you are looking for an outstanding school, please come and visit us - we promise you a warm welcome.

Our Prospectus and Virtual Tours are available on our website.

For more information visit: www.rathdownschool.ie

T: 01 285 3133

E: registrar@rathdownschool.ie

A: Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin A96 NX44, Ireland

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