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St. Andrew’s College is an independent, interdenominational, coeducational, junior and secondary school, founded in 1894, which offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. Situated on a 12.72-acre (15.15 hectares) site in Booterstown, County Dublin, the school year comprises three 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, CLG, which is operated by an eight-member board of governors. The members of this board appoint the headmistress, who is the chief executive of the college. She is advised by the board of St. Andrew’s College Management Co. DAC, a wholly owned subsidiary company of SACD, whose 15 members include representatives of the Presbyterian Church, parents, the Past Pupils Union (St Andrew’s College Alumni Association), teachers, and the international community, together with the eight members of the Board of Governors. Board members are elected to serve for periods of two years. The headmistress is an ex-officio member of the Board of Management. The college is recognized by the Department of Education and Skills of the Republic of Ireland.

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. Special needs and EAL classes are also provided. The Transition Year Program (grade 10) offers a multifaceted course of study intended to help students choose the most suitable subjects for the Leaving Certificate. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools.

Faculty: In the 2020-2021 school year, there are 152 full-time and 34 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, enrollment was 1,251 (K-grade 6: 261 and grades 7-12: 990).  

Facilities: The school building and grounds are owned by the college. Facilities include 85 classrooms, 22 tutorial rooms, six laboratories, six art rooms, two home economics rooms, two design and communication graphics rooms, two libraries,*  19 resource rooms, two assembly halls,* a large dining hall,* a modern sports hall, a fitness center, two full size rugby pitches,*  two full-size astro-pitches and an administration center. The school has parking for approximately 120 cars.

Finances: For the 2020-2021 school year, about 90% of the college’s income derives from school tuition and state-funded registration fees. Annual tuition rates in Euro € are unchanged from last year however, movement in the foreign exchange rate has resulted in an increase when expressed in US$. The fees converted to US$ at a rate of US$1.1856:€1 are as follows: Junior School: $10,516; Secondary Department: $8,358; International Baccalaureate: $11,038.

Information and statistics are current as of September 2020 and are provided by the school.

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