Boarding Admission

We are a day and boarding school and all students integrate fully into all aspects of school life.  

We are pleased to offer boarding places to girls from age 11 to 18 years old.

Visiting Rathdown School

We run open days and personal visits can be arranged by appointment throughout the year for individual families to come and see our lovely school and boarding facilities.

Why not arrange to meet our staff and students at a mutually convenient time during any working school day?

If you live overseas but have the opportunity to visit Ireland, please contact us to arrange a visit during your trip so that you can truly experience the atmosphere and ethos of our school. You will have much to discover and consider when choosing a boarding school and we are here to help you. 

Come and see us on a normal working day to take a close-up look at Rathdown in action.

To find out more information about  Boarding in Rathdown School please email the Registrar or call +353 (0)1 285 3133 or fill out our Enquiry form.

Boarding Registration

Step 1

Simply complete our Application Form

Step 2

 Completed application forms should be accompanied by

  • the registration fee (€65 payable by Online Payment/cheque/bank transfer)
  • two recent school reports
  • a copy of her birth certificate

Step 3

Return items in step 1 and 2 by post or email

Step 3

Return items in step 1 and 2 by e-mail or post 

Receipt of application form is confirmed. At this stage, the pupil's name is entered on the waiting list.

Step 4

Arrange a visit to the school

Step 5

 Offer and confirmation of a place

A letter of offer is issued and requests a deposit of €800 to secure your child’s place. The deposit is not an additional charge but will be refunded after the pupil has left the School.  The deposit is not refundable in the case of an application which is later cancelled or withdrawn.  

Applicants should not be dissuaded from contacting us outside these dates as there are often cancellations and/or deferrals of offered places.

It is important to remember that if you have more than one child we require a separate registration form for each sibling.