Type of School
Co-educational, private, boarding
Church of Ireland but welcomes all denominations.
Number of Students
It is one of the oldest schools in Ireland (founded in 1669) and it is located in a spacious 80-acre site at Brooklawn in Palmerstown on the banks of the River Liffey and overlooking the West Link Bridge carrying the M50 ring road round Dublin. The King’s Hospital prides itself on its well-deserved reputation for academic, sporting and social opportunities and achievements. The school attracts students from all over Ireland as well as from overseas, adding to the school a cosmopolitan environment.
Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Home Economics, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Science, Accounting, Art, Craft, and Design, Business Studies, CSPE, Design and, Communication Graphics, Economics, Geography, History, Music, Religious Education, SPHE, Technical Graphics, English, Extra English, French, German, Irish, Spanish
Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities
Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, athletics, cross-country, badminton, tennis, soccer, canoeing, basketball, swimming and opportunity to participate in rowing off-site. Music, theatre, speech and drama, arts & crafts, carpentry & woodturning, electronics, pottery, first aid, debating, choir.
Ultra-modern Sports Hall & Gymnasium, 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool, Floodlit artificial grass hockey pitch, playing fields for rugby, hockey, cricket and athletics all weather hockey pitches, tennis courts, Science laboratories, computer room, language laboratories, home economics laboratories, special needs department, guidance library, performing centre.
Self-contained units of six, four and two-bedded rooms with en-suite bathrooms throughout all age groups provide privacy and flexibility in the boarding accommodation. House persons live in close proximity to each boarding house and are readily available to pupils and their parents
/ School skirt
Regulation school jacket / Regulation school jacket
Navy blue V-neck pullover with the school crest / Navy blue V-neck pullover with the school crest
White shirt / White blouse
School tie / School tie
Plain black leather shoes / Plain and flat black leather shoes
Navy blue, knee-length socks or navy blue, opaque tights