Clongowes is Ireland’s leading 7 day boarding school for boys aged from 12 years old. A Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition, they aim to develop young men of conscience, compassion and competence. They offer a broad academic programme as well as a diverse co-curricular programme of sports, drama, debating and music. They focus on ‘the care of the individual’ – nourishing each boy’s talents and supporting them on a pastoral level. Clongowes is a very special place, set in 550 acres just 40 minutes from Dublin airport.
Irish education is broad and balanced. They are a non-selective school with a wide range of learning styles and abilities supported by their dedicated staff. The teaching and learning programme is across 6 years with state exams at Junior Certificate (3rd year) and Leaving Certificate at 6th year.
An abundance of rugby and soccer pitches, a golf course, athletics track, cricket pitch, tennis courts, basketball courts (indoor and outdoor), very large sports hall, weights gym, 25M indoor swimming pool, music practice rooms, modern science and computer labs, the James Joyce Library, co-operative learning spaces etc.
They believe that learning extends beyond the classroom based curriculum, therefore their co-curricular programme is rich and varied. They have a full competitive fixture list for all sports with visiting teams and trips to other schools throughout the year.Highlights
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