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St Columba's College, Dublin



School Details
School Crest
Whitechurch,
Dublin,
Dublin,
Ireland,
DUBLIN 16

Tel: +353 1 490 6791
Fax: +353 1 493 6655

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Founded:1843

Warden:
Dr L J Haslett, BA DPhil PGCE

Admissions Secretary:
Mrs. Amanda Morris


Accreditations and affiliations:
HMC, ISC, ISBA, ISA Independent, BSA, ASCL, AGBIS
Religious affiliation:
Church of Scotland, Buddhist, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Quaker, Protestant, Presbyterian, No religious affiliation, Muslim, Methodist, Inter-denominational, Church of Ireland, Church of England, Christian, Baptist, All denominations welcome, Church in Wales
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
11 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£3,452
to
£4,944
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£6,207
to
£7,450
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
32
Day
17
127
Full board
115
0
Weekly
0
159
Total
132
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
40
3
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Assessment, Early registration or registration at birth, Common Entrance, Interview, GCSE results, Report from previous school, Northern Ireland Transfer Test, Visit school, Entry test or exam, Educational psychologist's report, Registration, References, Please apply to school
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Academic, Choral, Clergy/Ministers, Financial need, Means tested scholarships, Music, Organ, Siblings, 6th Form, Junior school entry, Sport

What we offer


  • Government/Politics
  • Business studies
  • Theology
  • Photography
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Journalism
  • Geology
  • Environmental studies
  • Economics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English
  • Greek
  • Swimming
  • Lacrosse
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Fitness training
  • Fencing
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Martial arts
  • Badminton
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Archery
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Skiing
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Sailing
  • Chess
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • School bus service
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
 
 
 

School Video



St Columba’s College is an HMC, Church of Ireland (Anglican) boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 11-18. Situated on the slopes of the Dublin mountains, overlooking Dublin Bay, the College enjoys the benefits of easy access to the Irish capital with the charms of a rural setting.

Ours is a deliberately small school of just 300 pupils. This size is a fundamental part of our ethos because we believe in a strong sense of togetherness in an atmosphere which is caring and supportive of all. We value the quality of the relationships we enjoy between teachers and pupils who live side by side and work together productively on a daily basis.

We have high academic standards – among the very best in Ireland – and almost all of our pupils go on to universities in Ireland and the UK. We encourage every individual pupil to get involved in the broader life of the College, whether it be in music, sport, drama, debating or public speaking. We aim to develop well-rounded and happy boys and girls with the self-confidence to mix freely and easily with others, whatever their background or age.

Occupying 150 acres, St Columba’s has buildings dating from its establishment in 1843, through the last century and into the new millennium. The College has invested around 15 million Euros in the past 5 years in order to ensure that it continues to offer its pupils the best facilities in terms of classrooms, sports facilities and accommodation. Recent additions have been new, purpose-built and refurbished Boarding Houses, state-of-the art music rooms, a second Astroturf hockey pitch and an additional dining room, as well as classrooms and common rooms. In addition, the College boasts a library and study rooms (1994) which are second to none in terms of facilities and resources, and a Sports Hall (1998) which provides facilities for indoor sport as well as a health and fitness suite and a dance studio.

The College offers 7-day boarding which includes Saturday morning classes, six afternoons of sport for all, and a comprehensive range of weekend activities for its pupils. Our emphasis is on participation and involvement. Please visit our website (www.stcolumbas.ie) or phone for a prospectus. We welcome prospective parents and their children, and we look forward to a visit from you in the future.

Dr L J Haslett
Warden
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