Schools we work with both in Dublin and in County Mayo have been carefully identified and selected. Schools in the Dublin area are top private schools with boarding facilities.  Schools in the West of Ireland do not have boarding facilities, so students are placed with host families.  We have very strong professional relationships with these schools and work very closely with them to ensure that every international student reaches his/her full potential while in Ireland.



All the schools we are involved with, have a strong ethos,  they offer a broad curriculum, encourage a huge array of extra-curricular activities and achieve excellent academic results.

Strong codes of discipline, mutual respect, trust, anti-bullying and pastoral care are the very foundations of each educational establishment.  They all nurture the development of all students, their moral, academic, social and aesthetic, physical and spiritual education.

We, at the International Students’ Hub, are committed to providing the best possible experience for all international students in Irish schools and in the community which promotes inclusion and motivation of all our internationals.

Most schools in Ireland are Catholic schools and religion is part of the school curriculum. We also work with protestant schools.  Both catholic and protestant schools welcome students of all religions.


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The I.S.H. works closely with:


St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co Mayo



Now that you have decided St. Muredach’s College we look forward to working with you and your son to maximise his potential. At St. Muredach’s College we are very conscious of the transition of your son from primary to post primary school. With this in mind we bring our first years in for three induction days. Over the last few years we have found this to be a very successful exercise and it also gives our first year parents an opportunity to get to know each other.

In addition to this the other measures we have in place are our student mentor team, our pastoral care team, and our school staff are always on hand to assist in the transition.

Here, at St. Muredach’s College, we aim to develop the academic, cultural, moral, spiritual and sporting aspects of all our students. We are proud of our strong academic tradition. We have a comprehensive Special Educational Needs programme that ensures that all our students are given the opportunity to develop their skills and become active participants in the life of our school. A broad range of subjects is taught and a balance is maintained between academic, scientific, spiritual, artistic and technological education.


St Mary’s Secondary School Ballina, Co Mayo



St. Mary’s is an all-girls Secondary School, situated on Convent Hill, overlooking the town of Ballina. It is an outstanding school with a student population of almost 600 pupils. St. Mary’s has been synonymous with the education of young women since its foundation over 170 years ago by the Sisters of Mercy.

As a Catholic school, under the trusteeship of CEIST, the school works to create a caring school community based on respect, honesty, integrity and justice. St. Mary’s encourages the pursuit of excellence and a high standard of both academic and personal development. St. Mary’s students are enabled not only to achieve academically but are also offered many opportunities to take part in extracurricular activities including music, drama, public speaking, clubs and an extensive physical education programme.

Our goal is to ensure that all students become critical thinkers, active problem-solvers, inquisitive readers, diligent researchers and prolific writers. We do all of this to prepare your daughter for the demands of the real-world so they may become productive citizens, future leaders and contribute positively to the community.


Rice College Westport, Co Mayo



Rice College is a Catholic Secondary School committed to:

The transmission of Christian Values. Meeting the spiritual, physical, academic and vocational needs of all students. Working in partnership with parents and with the wider community in order to achieve the highest standards of teaching, learning and performance.

Enhancing the personal and social skills of each student. Encouraging the professional development of staff. Positively encouraging pupils, thereby enabling them to create an environment in which students grow to recognise fully their responsibilities both to themselves and others, so that on leaving Rice College they may be better able to take their place in society as mature and responsible citizens.


St Josephs Secondary School Castlebar, Co Mayo



St. Joseph’s Secondary School Castlebar, Co.Mayo is a voluntary Catholic Secondary School for girls under the trusteeship of CEIST (Catholic Education an Irish Schools’ Trust).

We aim to provide a holistic Christian Education in co-operation with staff, students, parents/guardians, Board of Management and the Community.

We work to create equality for all in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We strive to excellence in learning and endeavour to help each student to reach her full potential in a positive, caring and happy environment.


Sacred Heart School Westport, Co Mayo


Our Winners

The Sacred Heart School is a Voluntary Secondary School for girls situated in Westport, Co Mayo. The school has been part of the town for over 80 years and is constantly enriched by its interaction with the local community of Westport and the surrounding area. Inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Mercy order and continued by our Trustees, CEIST, the Sacred Heart School is committed to a holistic education in the Catholic tradition.

Our school is committed to providing the best possible education for all our students as a community of learners: showing respect, tolerance and care, valuing and celebrating diversity and creativity, and actively promoting inclusion for all. We are dedicated to creating a happy, safe and orderly learning environment, where our students can develop into self motivated young people.


Moyne College Ballina, Co Mayo


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Moyne College is a co-educational, multicultural and student -centred post- primary school which delivers educational excellence. We see school as an extension of the home and as such we aim to create a safe and caring environment that will facilitate the holistic development of each individual student and fosters respect for self and others.

We see education as a partnership so that the home and school can share a sense of vision and responsibility in their child’s learning. We welcome parents to maintain regular contact with the school. Through the dedication, professionalism and excellence of our staff all our students are encouraged to attain the highest academic standards, so that their true potential is realised


For more information on the Irish education system, follow this link. www.educationinireland.com/en/

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