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St. Andrew's College
St. Andrew's College is an independent, interdenominational, co-educational preparatory and secondary school, founded in 1894, which offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. 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, Ltd., which is operated by an 8-member Board of Governors. The members of this Board appoint the headmaster. He is the chief executive of the College. He is advised by the board of St. Andrew’s College Management Co. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidary company of SACD, whose 15 members include representatives of the Presbyterian Church, parents, the Past Pupils Union, teachers, the international community and all eight members of the Board of Governors. The headmaster is an ex-officio member of the Board of Management. Board members are elected to serve for periods of two years. The College is recognized by the Department of Education and Science 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 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. EFL classes are also provided. The Transition Year Program (Grade 10) offers a multi-faceted course of study intended to help students choose the most suitable subjects for the Leaving Certificate.

Faculty: In 2004-2005 school year, there are 115 full-time and 20 part-time faculty members. While the majority of teachers are Irish, there is a substantial number of non-nationals on the staff, adding to the international character of the College.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 1,174 (Kdg.-grade 6: 258; grades 7-12: 916).

Facilities: The school building and grounds are owned by the College. Facilities include 61 classrooms, 6 tutorial rooms, 5 laboratories, 3 computer rooms, 4 art rooms, a home economics room, 2 libraries, 2 assembly halls, a large dining hall, a modern sports hall, and an administration center. The Music Department is housed in a separate building on campus. In 1993 a dedicated Sixth Form Centre was opened. It comprises 4 large classrooms, an adjoining private study room and an open area for 6th Year interaction and activities.

Finances: For the 2004-2005 school year, about 90 percent of the College’s income derives from school tuition and state-funded registration fees. The balance is supplied from other sources such as property rental and PTA donations. Per annum tuition fees currently (2003-2004) are: Elementary Dept: $5,947; Secondary Dept: $4,378; International Baccalaureate: $5,510. Fees are payable in Euro or U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


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

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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