Welcome to the High School
The High School is a vibrant, dynamic, and highly successful Church of Ireland co-educational secondary day school consisting of over 770 pupils. The High School draws on a well-established heritage as one of the leading schools in Ireland to promote and support a vision of excellence in academic, pastoral, and extra-curricular education for all pupils entrusted to our care. Its primary purpose is to provide a first-class education for girls and boys from Church of Ireland families and other Protestant denominations. It also welcomes applications from those of other Christian denominations, those of other faiths, and those of none.
The High School was ranked by The Irish Times as the best-performing school in south Dublin following 103% entry to third level education in 2012. The school recorded an average progression rate of over 100% to third level education in 2013, 2014, and 2015. It was placed 4th in the ranking for mixed feeder schools and 2nd for entry to Trinity College, Dublin making it the leading Protestant school in Ireland in 2015. The High School recorded a 100% and 110% progression rate to third level education in 2016 and 2017, respectively. It was ranked among the top performing fee-paying schools in Ireland by the Sunday Independent making it the leading school in its sector in 2016.
In 2017 The Sunday Times ranked The High School as one of the top 5 mixed fee-paying schools in Ireland; in the same year The Irish Times ranked The High School as one of the top 3 mixed feeder schools in Ireland making it the leading Protestant school in the country. The High School was subsequently ranked among the top performing fee-paying schools in Ireland by the Sunday Independent making it the leading school in its sector in 2018 and 2019, respectively. In 2019, it recorded a 111% progression rate to third level education making it once again the highest-ranking Protestant school in Ireland. In 2020 The Sunday Times ranked The High School as the top co-educational Protestant school in Ireland.
The High School celebrated the 150th anniversary of its foundation in the academic year 2020-21.