Category: Ireland Irish High School

Private boarding schools in Ireland often accept both day students and boarders. They are privately owned but receive some maintenance from the Irish Government. There are a variety of boarding options, from 5 day, to 12 day and 7 day boarding. Students will live with a host family during school closures.

Private boarding schools have an excellent reputation and the majority of graduates will progress on to top level university courses, either in Ireland, the UK or universities around the world. Students will follow a rigorous weekly academic schedule and will spend the majority of their free time engaging with sport or other extra-curricular activities.

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Key Features

  • On campus accommodation with Irish students
  • Resident pastoral and supervisory staff
  • Comprehensive range of subjects
  • Excellent facilities including sports facilities
  • Excellent student/teacher ratio
  • Most schools are co-educational
  • Religious and non-religious schools
  • Dormitory accommodation for junior students and single/double rooms for senior students
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Options & Criteria

Age 12 - 18
Programme Durations 3 terms +
Academic Background Average or better
English Level Intermediate (B1) or higher
Status All international students


Education Agencies

If you are an education agency based outside of the Ireland and you are interested in being able to offer your students a place at one of our many private boarding schools, then you can contact us to register as a trusted partner of High Schools International

Partners already registered with us can download materials, fees and application forms from our Online Partner Resource Centre.


If you are a student who is thinking of studying in the Ireland and would like to learn which of our schools are most suitable for you, then contact us and we will connect you with your local representative of our programmes.

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