Visits and Open Days

 Open Days

Our Open Day is designed to give you a broad overview of the school and an opportunity to meet our staff and students.

We are proud that the girls and the staff present the school wonderfully, and the girls come across as natural and happy. We are confident that you will be equally impressed when you visit us.

Open Days this year, are on the following dates:

Senior School and Boarding Open Day Thursday 4 October 2018 2pm -6pm
2019 Incoming 1st Year Taster Day Friday 7th December 2018
Junior School Open Day TBC

 Senior School and Boarding Open Day

Thursday 4th October 2-6pm

The Open Day will provide an ideal opportunity for prospective students and their families to tour the entire Rathdown School campus.

 As it is a normal school day, you will have the opportunity to:

  • meet with teachers and pupils while they are in class
  • view a range of extra-curricular activities taking place between 4pm and 6pm
  • meet Mr Brian Moore, Head of School, who will give a talk at 3pm and 5pm
  • explore our first-class facilities
  • experience our home from home on-campus boarding.

Please note scholarships and bursaries are available. There will also be lots of fun activities for all the family on the day and while there is no need to register in advance, please feel free to contact our Registrar Anne Pierpoint with any queries ahead of the event ( / +353 (0)1 285 3133). If you are unable to attend our Open Day we will be happy to facilitate a tour of the school on an alternative date.

Boarding Taster Night

We offer an annual Boarding Open Evening /Sleepover for prospective boarders currently in 5th or 6th class.

Please contact the Registrar for more information. Advance registration is essential. The Boarding Taster Night will take place on Saturday 8th December 2018.

Come Visit Us

Visiting the school and meeting the girls is the best way to find out what makes Rathdown special.

A visit during the school term is the best option since you will experience the school in full swing with students and staff going about their daily activities and classes. As part of your visit, you can meet with the Head of School if you are visiting the Senior School and the Head of Boarding if you are considering boarding at Rathdown. If you are visiting the Junior School you will meet with the Junior School Principal.

Visitors often comment on the dynamic, positive, and happy atmosphere of the school, as well as the open and relaxed manner of the girls. You can either come to an Open Day or come on an individual visit or both.

To arrange a visit on +353 (0)1 285 3133 or e-mail the Registrar for more information or fill out our Enquiry form.