Academic achievement is central to Clongowes and our outstanding results in State Examinations and in securing third level places across Ireland, the UK, Europe and beyond speak for themselves. Academic standards are high in Clongowes with points averages achieved in recent years shown below.
Academic life at Clongowes spans six years and is marked by two State Examinations – the Junior Certificate in third year (Grammar) and the Leaving Certificate in sixth year (Rhetoric).
We work hard to create an environment in which all students can fulfil their potential, teaching a mostly traditional curriculum which is both broad and balanced. Students have the opportunity to pursue a range of subject areas depending on their interests and abilities. Both academic achievement and diligence are rewarded.
Class sizes are small with careful monitoring of progress, regular reporting and excellent communication channels between Academic Year Heads and parents.
We embrace modern approaches to education which are evident in our Co-Operative Learning Centre and the cutting edge facilities in the Science, Art and Technology building. Such a collaborative approach to learning has led to our unique partnership with the University of Limerick on Mathematical Modelling projects.