School Contact Information

  • Tel: 353-1-288-2785 | Fax: 353-1-283-1627

  • E-mail: information@st-andrews.ie | Website: https://sac.ie

  • This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. For more information, contact A/OPR/OS (overseasschools@state.gov / 202-261-8200) or the school directly.

St. Andrew’s College is an independent, interdenominational, coeducational, junior and secondary school, founded in 1894, which offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. It is situated on a 12.72-acre (15.15 hectares) site in Booterstown, County Dublin. The school year comprises 3 terms, extending approximately from late August to early June.

Organization: St. Andrew’s College is a limited liability company called St. Andrew’s College Dublin, CLG, which is operated by an 8-member Board of Governors. The members of this board appoint the headmistress, who is the chief executive of the college. She is advised by the board of St. Andrew’s College Management Co. DAC, a wholly owned subsidiary company of SACD, whose 15 members include representatives of the Presbyterian Church, parents, the Past Pupils Union (St Andrew’s College Alumni Association), teachers, and the international community, together with the 8 members of the Board of Governors. Board members are elected to serve for periods of 2 years. The headmistress is an ex-officio member of the Board of Management. The college is recognized by the Department of Education and Skills of the Republic of Ireland.

Curriculum: The curriculum is designed to provide a liberal, balanced, and comprehensive education. A program comprising 30 academic subjects and a wide variety of sports and recreational activities is offered. The majority of students take courses leading to the Irish Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations, while others follow the International Baccalaureate Program. Special needs and EAL classes are also provided. The Transition Year Program (grade 10) offers a multifaceted course of study intended to help students choose the most suitable subjects for the Leaving Certificate. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools.

Faculty: In the 2019-2020 school year, there are 129 full-time and 26 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, enrollment was 1,246 (K-grade 6: 256 and grades 7-12: 990).  

Facilities: The school building and grounds are owned by the college. Facilities include 64 classrooms, 22 tutorial rooms, 6 laboratories, 6 art rooms, 2 home economics rooms, 2 libraries, 19 resource rooms, 2 assembly halls, a large dining hall, a modern sports hall, and an administration center. The music department is housed in a separate on-campus building. In 1993 a dedicated Sixth Form Center was opened. It comprises 2 large classrooms, 2 private study rooms, and an open area for 6th year interaction and activities. A new building housing 14 classrooms, the art department, 2 design and communication graphics rooms, and a fitness center was opened in September 2010. The school has parking for approximately 120 cars.

Finances: For the 2019-2020 school year, about 90% of the college’s income derives from school tuition and state-funded registration fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Junior School: $9,747; Secondary Department: $7,747; International Baccalaureate: $10,230.  (All fees are quoted approximately in U.S. dollars.)

Information and statistics are current as of September 2019 and are provided by the school.

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