If you are living in Ireland, you will find that, while there are a few good options when it comes to international schools in Dublin, the selection available is noticeably smaller than in other major European cities. The main reason for this is that the Irish public education system offers free and high-quality education to all children living in the country, and many expats choose to send their children to a local public school.

Nevertheless, if you prefer to send your children to an international school in the city, you still have a number of excellent institutions to choose from.

International schools in Dublin

Nord Anglia International School Dublin

NAIS Dublin is Ireland's newest IB World School and is the only school in Ireland to unite an international curriculum with world-class learning opportunities and global experiences that enable students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

SEK International School Dublin

SEK-Dublin is part of SEK Education Group which was founded in 1892 and has nine international schools throughout Ireland, France, Qatar and Spain. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 11 to 18

International School of Dublin

The International School of Dublin (ISD) is Ireland's first accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World Primary School, established in 2007. This culturally diverse, private and non-denominational school offers a progressive learning environment where small class sizes and inquiry-based teaching foster internationally-minded citizens.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Age: 3 to 12
Website: www.internationalschooldublin.ie

Lycée Français d'Irlande

For over 50 years, the Lycée Français International Samuel Beckett has offered the French curriculum from preschool to the French Baccalaureate in Ireland. Recognised by both the French Ministry of National Education and the Irish Department of Education and Skills, this bilingual, co-educational school fosters global citizenship through its inclusive and multicultural environment.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.lfi.ie

St Andrew’s College Dublin

St Andrew's College Dublin offers a well-rounded education from Junior Infants to the Leaving Certificate, fostering academic excellence and personal development. Known for its vibrant community and broad curriculum, the college prepares students to become successful global citizens with a strong moral compass and a lifelong love of learning.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Irish and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 4 to 18
Website: www.sac.ie

St Kilian’s Deutsche Schule Dublin

St Kilian’s German School in south Dublin offers a unique educational experience, combining Irish and German curricula for children aged 4–18. Welcoming students of all nationalities, the school focuses on German language proficiency while preparing students for the Junior and Leaving Certificate, as well as German Sprachdiplom and Sek-I examinations.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: German and Irish
Ages: 4 to 18
Website: www.kilians.com

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