Category: High School Ireland Irish High School


Also known as Elite Day Schools, Private Day Schools are similar to private schools in most other countries. They have an excellent reputation and progression rates on to top universities is high.

Class-sizes in Private Day schools in Ireland are small, with normally between 6 and 15 students per class. Students will get a high level of individual attention, meaning that each student should get the best grades they are able to.

Students will have the opportunity to get involved with a wide range of extra curricular activities should they wish to.

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Irish private school


  • Become a member of an elite body of Irish and international students.
  • Reach your full academic potential assisted by a high degree of individual attention from teachers and mentors.
  • Develop your English language fluency and learn to speak like a local.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised high school diploma*.
  • Enable your application to a British or Irish university*.

*2-year programmes only

  • Experience the warm and welcoming Irish family life in one of our host families.
Irish high school students and exchange students celebrate their exam results in Ireland

Key Features

  • Excellent range of subjects & facilities
  • Small class sizes (6 – 15 students per teacher)
  • High percentage of graduates progressing to university
  • Wide range of optional extras such as IB, sports, music tuition etc.
  • Single sex / Co-educational schools
  • Religious / non-religious schools
  • Local host families
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Irish students and exchange students with teacher during technology class in Irish high school

Options & Criteria

Age 12 - 18
Programme Durations 3 terms +
Academic Background Average or better
English level Intermediate (B1) or higher
Status All international students

Inclusions on a HSI Irish private day school programme

Standard inclusions for all HSI Ireland programmes

  • Selection of a suitable school
  • Standard tuition fees
  • Placement & registration in a selected Irish school
  • School uniform
  • Class text books
  • State examinations where required (3rd & 6th Years)
  • Documents required for validation of your studies

Our support services include

  • Assistance and support of your HSI Advisor
  • Monthly progress reports
  • Local orientation shortly after arrival
  • Emergency telephone contact 24/7
  • First and final transfers
  • Assistance with other transfers
  • Accommodation in a carefully selected host family (excluding Christmas holiday)

Our homestay accommodation includes

  • Single room family accommodation
  • Full board
  • Access to all house facilities including a study space
  • A warm, friendly environment
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Education Agencies

If you are an education agency based outside of the Ireland and you are interested in being able to offer your students a place at one of our many private day schools, then you can contact us to register as a trusted partner of High Schools International

Partners already registered with us can download materials, fees and application forms from our Online Partner Resource Centre.


If you are a student who is thinking of studying in the Ireland and would like to learn which of our schools are most suitable for you, then contact us and we will connect you with your local representative of our programmes.

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