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What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?

Most expats choose to send their children to private multi-denominational, co-educational schools.


What are some examples of these schools?

  • Castle Park - co-ed private international school (Montessori and primary); multi-denominational
  • Dalkey School Project -co-ed national; non-denominational
  • St. Andrew's College - co-ed international school; multi-denominational
  • St. Killian's College - co-ed school; multi-denominational
  • International School of Dublin - co-ed international school


Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?

Some schools will have a waiting list, however, no child will be refused a place in the educational system.


Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?

Yes, pre-schools are widely available for children between the ages of 2 to 5.


How are most kids transported to and from school?

In most cases kids are transported to and from school by school buses and public transport. In some cases, parents drive their children or they form car pools with other parents.


When does the typical school year start and end?

The typical school year starts on September 1 and ends on June 30.


Is there anything else I should know about local schools?

Most schools, public or private, require students to wear a school uniform.


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