Ireland High School

Fáilte go hÉireann!

A warm welcome is waiting for you in Ireland, the Emerald Isle. Ireland is regularly voted as the friendliest country in the world and we want to show everyone why! Get to know the Celtic culture, enjoy the music and maybe even pick up some words in Irish. 

Students will quickly become part of a hospitable, friendly, safe and extended family community. All families are screen and vetted by our experienced Local Area Representatives who are careful to match compatible students and families every time. 

Students enrolled on the Classic High School programme will have their location and school chosen by our expert team. Our schools are chosen for their academic excellence and students are placed in these schools based on their particular grades, special interests, specific needs and length of stay.  

Students are also able to choose the school where they wish to study from our carefully selected portfolio of State and Private schools in the counties of Monaghan, Cork, Cavan, Tipperary, Donegal, Dublin and Limerick. Private education is very reasonably priced in Ireland and the excellent partner schools we work with other high level of academic success, small class sizes and exceptional pastoral care. 

Our students often get the opportunity of studying in the Transition Year (Fourth Year) which is a concept unique to the Irish Education system where students not only study an academic curriculum but also have the opportunity to learn different non-academic life skills in a safe, controlled environment and to take part in field trips and cultural visits both in Ireland and abroad. Read more about the Transition Year and the other academic pathways in the Academics Ireland section. 

Unique to Ireland

When comparing a programme in Ireland with that in the UK there are some marked differences 

  • Younger students accepted on the Classic Ireland Programme (available for 14 - 18 years) 
  • More traditional family structures
  • Academic programme with more subjects studied makes it easier to understand and validate
  • Quieter, smaller town or rural placements
  • Big emphasis on tradition
  • Transition Year