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Rathdown School


Rathdown School, located in South Dublin in Ireland welcomes girls and boys 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 and boys, providing education to 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-olds 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 people ready to take their place in the world.

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

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.  

Students receive an outstanding education and make excellent progress at Rathdown School. Your child 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 child will receive a stimulating and rewarding educational experience suited to her 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 the 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 for your child, please come and visit us - we promise you a warm welcome.