About Clongowes Wood College SJ
Clongowes Wood College SJ is a leading boarding school set in beautiful surroundings, just 40 minutes from Dublin airport, in the heart of the Co. Kildare countryside. A Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition, Clongowes strives to support students in their growth towards a greater understanding and awareness of their faith and the part that this plays in their lives. We are a home from home for 450 boys from all over Ireland and abroad.
Since 1814, Clongowes graduates have become leaders in the areas of business, sport, politics and the arts. Our warm and happy school puts the care and nurturing of each individual student at the heart of everything we do.
Clongowes boarding school is a special place that provides an all-round education in a dynamic living and learning community. Our facilities are exemplary with every opportunity given to each student to develop, grow and learn in order to fulfil his potential.
Curriculum: The teaching and learning programme is broad and balanced, spanning across 6 years, with state exams at Junior Certificate (3rd year) and Leaving Certificate at 6th year, with a Transition Year at 4th Year.
Headmaster: Mr. Chris Lumb
Academic Calendar: Late August-May
Facilities: 550 acre campus with many rugby and soccer pitches, a golf course, athletics track, cricket pitch, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a large modern sports hall, weights gym and a new 25m indoor swimming pool. Music practice rooms, new science and computer labs, the James Joyce Library and co-operative learning spaces such as the new Bellarmine Learning Centre.
Boarding Facilities: Comfortable dormitory accommodation from First to Fourth Year students and the option of twin or single room for Fifth Year boys and single rooms for Sixth Year students. Spacious refectory for dining with high quality food offering and 24/7 nursing care in our infirmary. Excellent pastoral care from live-in boarding Housemasters who ensure our approach of ‘cura personalis’ (care of the individual) is at the heart of our boarding school.
Extra-Curricular Activities: A wide variety of activities are offered including orchestra, 3 choirs, traditional Irish music group, debating, drama, art, and sports including rugby, soccer, GAA, golf athletics, swimming, cricket, basketball, tennis etc. A full competitive fixture list for all sports.