Private schools in Ireland

Private schools can welcome students from all over the world, including non-EU and non-EEA countries. The majority were founded by religious orders in either the Catholic or Protestant faith.

Our partner private schools are a mixture of single gender and mixed gender schools. They receive some funding from the Irish government, but they also charge fees. Some of these schools offer boarding accommodation for students.

Alexandra College

Private School - Female- 548 Students - 7 day boarding Alexandra College aims to develop the potential within each girl, to the point that she leaves school as a young woman who has the knowledge, confidence and self-belief to know what she can become. Milltown...

Castleknock College

Private School - Male- 644 Students Host Family. Castleknock College aims to ensure that all students are happy and hardworking. It strives for excellence in everything that it does in a gentle and respectful manner. The college want to develop the whole person and to...

Dundalk Grammar School

Private School - Mixed - 567 Students 5-Day boarding / Host Family Dundalk Grammar School dates from 1739 and is a Protestant school striving to produce well educated, well-rounded young people who are tolerant of others, enthusiastic for life, and who will develop to their...

Holy Child School

Private School - Female- 341 Students - Host Family Holy Child School was founded in 1948 and stands on a cliff overlooking Killiney Bay wirh spectacular views. The school creates a disciplined environment for its students and enjoys the highest of academic standards. Killiney is...

Loreto Abbey Dalkey

Private School - Female- 639 Students - Host Family Founded in 1852 Loreto Abbey aims to provide a supportive environment where every student is encouraged to realise their full potential. An emphasis is placed on high academic standards and the school values of teaching and...

Loreto College Foxrock

Private School - Female- 525 Students - Host Family Loreto College Foxrock aims to be a centre of Christian Education, which cares for the faith and personal development of each student. The school strives for excellence in providing a holistic education to its students. There...

Rathdown School

Private School - Female- 257 Students 7-Day boarding. As a boarding school welcoming foreign students, Rathdown helps to promote an awareness of cultural diversity and aims to generate tolerance for and recognition of the value of difference. Very comfortable boarding accommodation provided. Glenageary is a...

Rockwell College

Private School - Mixed - 497 Students - Boarding / Host Family Rockwell College accepts boys in every year and girls at Leaving Certificate level. Girls reside in local host families while boys reside at the school residence. The college is vibrant and active with...

Sandford Park School

Private School - Mixed - 372 Students - Host Family Founded in 1922 Sandford Park now looks to the future, and its teaching staff have given the lead in developing innovative learning programmes which have been recognised by the Department of Education and Science as...

St. Joseph Of Cluny

Private School - Female- 744 Students - Host Family St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School is a private Catholic Secondary School for girls in Killiney, Co. Dublin. It was founded in 1956 by the French Missionary order of St. Joseph of Cluny. The Order has...

Sutton Park School

Private School - Mixed - 349 Students - Host Family Sutton Park School is committed to striving for high academic standards and in so doing seeks to challenge each student to achieve the best that they can, morally, intellectually, spiritually and physically in a caring,...

Terenure College

Private School - Male - 688 Students Host Family. Terenure College, has been recognised over the years as a centre of learning. The college seek to retain and promote the following values in the College, the intellectual formation of our students through the provision of...

The King’s Hospital

Private School - Mixed - 716 Students - 7-day boarding The King’s Hospital aims to provide a learning environment in which pupils can achieve the standards of excellence appropriate to their potential and ability. The cultural, creative and intellectual development of each pupil is highly...

Villiers School Limerick

Private School - Mixed - 566 Students - Boarding / Host FamilyInternational Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Founded over 200 years ago, Villiers blends traditional education with a multitude of other experiences, including sports, the arts, music and personal development. The school offers a wide academic...