Rathdown School


Our ethos is ‘A Place of Belonging’ and we hope you will gain a sense of what makes Rathdown School unique.  Whether your daughter joins us as a day girl or boarder, she will be joining a family community where she will be well known and cared for as an individual.

As a combined day and boarding school, we welcome students of all nationalities, helping to promote an awareness of cultural diversity throughout the School.

Our exemplary pastoral care and nurturing environment encourages every student to achieve her personal best. 

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.

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 within small class sizes across a broad range of subjects with high academic standards. 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.  Rathdown has a long tradition of academic excellence and for moulding well-rounded, confident students. Our students achieve excellent results in their state examinations and secure places in third level education across Ireland, the UK and beyond. 

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.

Girls leave Rathdown School as confident and responsible young adults.

Please visit our Virtual Tours:

Senior School - https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=B2SPMpcy1HY
Boarding Houses – https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=kC9YehM7q38

For more information visit: www.rathdownschool.ie


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