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Rathdown School


We are passionate about the all-round development of our students here at Rathdown Junior School for girls and boys.

We take our duty of care very seriously and are ever mindful of the fact that the future of the students entrusted to us is in our hands.

Rathdown Junior School follows the National Primary School Curriculum as laid out by the Department of Education and Science. For more information please contact the Junior School on +353 (0)1 2853133.

Junior School

It is our aim that students at Rathdown Junior School develop the skills that enable them to become lifelong learners. To do this, we must be sure to develop the whole child and encourage the confidence and self-belief that will lead to the success we wish for all our students in every aspect of their lives. Our committed teachers build close supportive relationships with the students. The bond of trust between staff and students is more than evident and allows students' journeys through our school to be rich and rewarding.
The classes are small, the maximum class size is 24.

Depending on numbers the P5 and/ or P6 class can be split, which means that your child will receive individual attention in relation to their academic, social and creative development. The best of traditional methods are employed in teaching literacy and numeracy skills, coupled with more innovative and modern methods.

As your child moves up the school they will increasingly be taught by subject specialists, particularly for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Music, Spanish and Sports. This specialisation develops a deeper understanding of a subject and prepares them for the Senior School system. Our Junior School students are automatically guaranteed a place in Rathdown Senior School.