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St. Andrew's College Mr. Arthur Godsil, Headmaster
St. Andrew's College
Booterstown Avenue
Blackrock, County Dublin
Republic of Ireland
Tel. 353-1-288-2785
Fax 353-1-283-1627
E-mail information@st-andrews.ie


St. Andrew's College is an independent, home boarding, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from grade 1 through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. Boarding facilities are available. The School was founded in 1894. The school year comprises 3 terms extending approximately from late August to early June.

Organization: The School is governed by a 12-member Board of Managers, at least 2 of whom are parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School and 2 of whom are members of the Former Pupils' Union, each selected for a period of 2 years. The School is recognized by the Department of Education of the Republic of Ireland. It is also fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the European Council of International Schools.

Curriculum: The aim is to provide a liberal, balanced and comprehensive education. The main bulk of students are prepared for the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate Examinations, as well as University Matriculation. The International Baccalaureate Program is also offered. The examination program also includes the Admission Testing Program of the College Board and Standard Achievement Tests. French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Irish are taught as foreign languages. English-as-a-Foreign-Language classes are also available. The sophomore year is called Transition Year, an intermediate and multifaceted course of study intended to assist in choosing subject options of the junior and senior years respectively.

Faculty: In school year 2000-2001, there are 77 are full-time and 15 part-time faculty members. The School also employs 3 U.S.-citizen teachers on a full-time basis. All faculty are fully qualified to teach their respective disciplines.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 1,146 (grades 1-6: 278; and grades 7-12: 868).

Facilities: The school building and grounds are owned by the College. Facilities include 34 classrooms, 4 laboratories, a computer room, a home economics laboratory, 2 libraries, and an auditorium. The Elementary School is an open-plan preparatory department consisting of 6 teaching areas, a library and some prefabricated classrooms. The Music Department has been located on Booterstown Avenue since 1991. In 1993, a modern, fully equipped, self-sufficient Senior College was officially opened by the Minister of Education. It consists of 4 classrooms, an independent study area and an open area for 6th year interaction and activities.

Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, about 90 percent of the School's income derives from regular school tuition and registration fees. Annual tuition rates are: Elementary Dept. (grades 1-6): $2,023; and Secondary Dept. (grades 7-12): $2,405. Pupils entering the College who are not residents of Ireland are required to pay a special overseas premium of 50 percent of fees. These fees are payable in Irish pounds or U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs, and the like.