Coláiste Chríost Rí is a Catholic boys' secondary school located just a 20-minute walk from the city centre of Cork. The school has a proud tradition of academic
success, with well-known past pupils including An Taoiseach Micheál Martinthe current Prime Minister of Ireland.
The school seeks to promote full participation in all aspects of school life, bringing about the balanced development of each student. Central to the school's belief is that in all aspects of education, excellence is the basic ingredient. The school curriculum maintains a creative balance between preparation for the workplace and the development of the person.
In 2019, 85% of the Leaving Certificate class progressed to degree courses at a range of Irish universities, confirming the school's reputation for having a very strong academic programme. Beyond the classroom, the school has an outstanding extra-curricular programme offering a range of sports and activities from traditional Gaelic sports to horticulture and chess. A state-of-the-art fitness suite is also available to students, kitted out with €100,000 of training equipment, in addition to a brand new sports complex.
School available for EU Citizens only.
Cork is Ireland's second largest city and boasts all the character, charm and excitement of the capital in a more compact setting. It is often referred to as 'the real capital of Ireland' by locals! Situated on the banks of the River Lee, the historic city centre offers fantastic cultural and shopping opportunities as well as lots of exciting things to do and places to explore. The city is truly the perfect blend of cosmopolitan city life and a traditional homely Irish atmosphere, making it a hugely popular choice for international high school students.
Beyond the city limits, students can explore the wider county of Cork Ireland's biggest county. With its beautiful coastline, delicious food and picturesque colourful towns and villages, it's no wonder that the locals are fiercely proud of where they come from and are eager to welcome exchange students and introduce them to the Irish way of life.