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 - Host Family Alexandra College aims to develop the potential within each girl, to the point that she leaves school as a young woman ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...