St. Conleth's College is a private, co‐educational, Catholic school founded in 1939 by BernardSheppard which, for over eighty years, has continued and expanded upon its founder's vision,to encourage the educational development of the child and fulfil the pastoral roll inspired bythe school's patron: St. Conleth, a Sixth Century saint and 'moulder of precious metals'.From Junior Infants through to the Leaving Certificate, pupils atSt. Conleth’s benefit from a rare melding of tradition andinnovation which enables them to remain well-grounded yetadaptive to a changing world. St. Conleth’s provides a happy,healthy and safe environment in which students may developtheir own personal gifts and interests to the best of theirability. Excellence, perseverance and mutual respect areencouraged in a spirit of discipline and co-operation in all ouracademic, sporting and extra-curricular endeavour.Imbued with the Christian values of its founding family,Religious instruction in the school follows the Catholicprogramme and the Christian ethos is seen and felt ineverything we do. This ethos is reflected in a pastoral care thatprovides the needs of young people at each stage of theirdevelopment and promotes a sense of care and responsibilityto one another and the wider community. The majority of ourstudents come from Catholic backgrounds, but those ofdifferent denominations, faiths and philosophies have foundtheir experience at St. Conleth's to be both spiritually andculturally welcoming.a full range of educational opportunities with the benefitof small class sizesthe only private, Catholic, co-educational secondary schoolin Dublinthe opportunity for a seamless progression from Junior toSecondary School and for all of the family to attend thesame school, regardless of age and gendera long-established reputation for developing well‐rounded,confident and competent pupilsa safe, secure place where routine and order co-exist withthe imagination and creativityan environment where academic excellence is holisticallypromoted and achieved, and each pupil is encouraged andenabled to reach their own academic potentialthe nurturing of athletic, debating, musical and artisticskills and their further development in friendly competitiona school community which emphasises education as atripartite dynamic: pupil, teacher and parentan ethos which is open-minded and centred on respect foroneself and others, and encourages an active engagementwith the wider, local communityin the centre of the Ballsbridge ‘embassy belt’, close to thecultural heart of the city and the recreational opportunitiesin Herbert Park
Junior & Preparatory SchoolSt. Conleth’s Junior and Preparatory Schoolwelcomes boys and girls from ages four totwelve (Junior Infants to Sixth Class). Withan average class size of less than twenty,personal attention to each pupil is assuredand a more inclusive and holistic approachto education is emphasised.The younger Conlethians benefit from sharing in all the social,educational and recreational aspects of the larger school,from ICT to sports hall to performance space to canteen, yetthey also have the sense of belonging and security whichhaving their own purpose-built facility provides.Each pupil follows the standard Primary School Curriculum asset by the Department of Education and Science, preparingthem for entrance into secondary school. This core curriculumis augmented by tuition in subjects such as French, Music,Speech and Drama, Art and Information Technology. ReligiousEducation follows the prescribed Catholic programme, andwilling candidates are prepared for First Holy Communion andConfirmation, but children of all faiths, and none, are welcomedand seamlessly integrated into the school community.All our Juniors have the option of enrolling in our flexibleEarly-Morning and After-School Programmes, where thechildren’s physical and intellectual appetites are catered towith a mixed diet of homework, snacks, games and sport.Senior SchoolSt. Conleth's 260 students are nurtured byover 20 full-time teachers. This low pupilteacherratio allows for smaller classes andwider subject choice.Pupils who continue on from our Junior School are joined inFirst Year by as many newcomers. St. Conleth’s is fullyco-educational and our campus, classes and extra-curricularsare all designed to cater to both girls and boys.The Junior Cycle (1st - 3rd Year) and The Senior Cycle (4th - 6thYear) are offered in accordance with the Department ofEducation and Science. We offer a wide array of academicsubjects, providing the choice of a larger school in theadvantageous environs of a smaller academy.Transition Year (TY) at St. Conleth's is a mandatory growingspace and time for our boys and girls en route to being youngadults. The TY Programme encompasses all areas of personaldevelopment, from the charitable through the athletic to thecultural. A dedicated TY co-ordinator organises a team ofteachers and professionals who lead the students through ademanding but exhilarating curriculum of subject-specificproject work, real life and work experiences and theindividually tailored Gaisce programme. A typical TY dayinvolves learning coding and cooking in the morning, sailingand photography in the afternoon, and rehearsal for theyear-ending musical at day’s end.