Why Choose Rathdown

Virtually 100% of our 6th Year students go on to third-level education every year.

Rathdown past pupils are currently studying abroad in a variety of UK, European and US Universities.

As many of our students choose to study abroad this number is not reflected in the annual newspapers' league tables, which only takes Irish third-level entry into account. 

Academic success is not the only reason to educate your daughter at Rathdown School. Children can commence their education at 3 years old and advance to the Senior School in the same caring and nurturing environment of Rathdown. The school and boarding facilities foster an environment that enables girls to blossom into confident and independent modern young women by the time they graduate. In Rathdown School, we focus on the holistic development of each student.

As a small school, each student receives individual attention.

As a small school, each student receives individual attention. We are small enough for everyone to know each other but large enough to offer an exceptional all-round education in Ireland. A key strength of the school is our strong pastoral care programme. Starting in the Junior School, we focus on life skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships, pursue a healthy lifestyle, build positive emotions and enhance personal resilience.

We offer an All-Girls Education with a wide range of subject choices including 21 subjects at Senior Cycle level. The girls benefit from extensive extra-curricular options, sports activities and a modern Performing Arts Academy; all the ingredients for a well-rounded education.

Our boarders enjoy an extra dimension in their school life.

They live a full day with their friends, saving travelling time and allowing more hours to be devoted to both study and play.

The girls enjoy a wide variety of evening and weekend activities. This includes Saturday morning fitness and team sports, evening social activities and regular off-campus cultural trips. There is supervised study available to all boarders from 9 am - 1 pm on Saturday mornings but it is not compulsory. We believe it is vitally important, after a busy week of sports and academics, to also have some down time to relax.

How to Apply:

See how to join our Junior School or Senior School or for more information email the Registrar or call +353 (0)1 285 3133 or fill out our Enquiry form.