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Clongowes Wood College

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Clongowes Wood College

Clangowes Wood College

Address: Clongowes Wood College SJ, Clane, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Website: clongowes.net
Founded: 1814
Number of Pupils: 450
Fees: €19,500
Ages: 11–18
Head Teacher: Mr Chris Lumb
Religious Affiliation: Jesuit
Entrance Procedure: We encourage parents and boys to visit to meet our students and staff followed by taster sleepover if requested.
Contact: Admissions Office +353 (0)45 838258
Email: [email protected]
School Visits:  We welcome visitors by appointment. Pre-registration required for our Open Day on May 12 2018 for first year September 2019 entry

The Curriculum

The Irish curriculum is broad and balanced. Our approach is to encourage co-operative learning, development of critical thinking and independent learning. Our students go on to study in a diverse range of fields in UK, Irish and international universities.

Games & The Arts

Clongowes is set in 550 acres with outstanding facilities for sport, music and the arts. Sporting activities range from rugby, football, golf, cricket, swimming, athletics, waters ports and many more. We have an impressive orchestra and 3 choirs. Many students partake in debating and drama.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care at Clongowes is a cornerstone of our living and learning community.  The Jesuit ethos of ‘Care for the Individual’ is reflected throughout every facet of school life.  Dedicated tutors, housemasters and care teams ensure that the physical and emotional wellbeing of our students is given top priority within our happy and harmonious school.

University Places

Our graduates further their studies in the top Irish, UK and international universities.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

At Clongowes each one of our boys is valued and encouraged. Our aim is to create an open, happy, stimulating, mutually respectful community environment in which young people are able to develop the full range of their talents and abilities in a balanced, integrated and generous way.

Outstanding Characteristics

A dynamic and supportive seven day boarding school for boys set in beautiful countryside:

  • Ireland’s leading seven-day boarding school for boys.
  • A heritage of producing well rounded graduates ready to be leaders in diverse fields of business, sport, politics and the arts.
  • High academic standards with access to leading universities globally.
  • Excellent co-curricular programmes and facilities.
  • A home from home for boys from all over Ireland and further afield.
  • Easy links to the UK from Dublin airport which just 40 minutes from the school.


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