Welcome

Rathdown School welcomes pupils from Pre-School (3 years of age) to Leaving Certificate level (18 years of age)

We deliver 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, providing education to both boarding and day pupils. The School is 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.

From a group of three-year-old girls 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 young women ready to take their place in the world.

Students receive an outstanding education and make excellent progress at Rathdown School!

We are a school with a Protestant background, we are a Christian school in which the traditions and values of the Christian faith are nurtured and developed. We have a diverse and inclusive student body, which reflects Irish society and girls of all faiths and of no faith are welcome in our school. All are equally valued and all are equally important.


Students receive an outstanding education and make excellent progress at Rathdown School. Your daughter will be encouraged and expected to achieve her personal best in all she does. 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 she is the most gifted academically, a good all-rounder or needs additional help in some areas, your daughter will receive a stimulating and rewarding educational experience suited to her needs. Girls 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 the girls 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 for girls, please come and visit us - we promise you a warm welcome.