Welcome to SEK-Dublin International School!
The moment you reach our winding, tree-lined avenue overlooking green pastures to the sea, you get the feeling that this is your home away from home. SEK-Dublin is unique – a place where students can learn, grow, thrive and make lifelong friends. We take exceptional care of our students by making sure we get to know them well, and by providing them with a tutor who supports their personal, social, emotional and academic wellbeing.
We offer an English-language residential and day-school environment in one of the safest countries in Europe: our students live with carefully selected host families which is a vital component of the immersion into Irish culture. In addition, as part of the SEK global network of international schools, we are able to offer unique international residential experiences in Madrid, Catalunya, Les Alpes, Qatar and La Goleta (an ocean-going tall-ship).
We have long experience of successfully implementing IB programmes and are the only school in Ireland to offer authorised IB Middle Years and IB Diploma programmes, enabling us to prepare students to enter the world´s most prestigious universities. These programmes enable our students to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills, which are crucial in today’s rapidly changing world. Our goal is to inspire each student to be an open-minded risk-taker and thinker, to value empathy, wellness, and the environment, and to be committed global citizens, with a passion to make the world a better place for us all.
Students are encouraged to question and evaluate information critically, to apply knowledge across disciplines, and to develop an awareness of their place in the world and the responsibility that entails. Intercultural awareness and communication skills are seen as essential in education and the modern world and are fundamental to our philosophy.
We have long experience of developing international-mindedness and future-oriented skills through access to extensive languages and cultural experiences, with schools in English-, Spanish-, French- and Arabic-speaking countries, along with access to other world languages programmes. We nurture technological and problem-solving skills to support innovation and exploration. We develop health, wellness and physical talent through our access to dedicated sports and health programmes. Entrepreneurial, leadership and debating skills are developed though our access to a broad range of specialised programmes.
Students are at the heart of all we do. We offer a diverse range of opportunities and experiences to allow them to find their passion – we focus on that passion and nurture it to the highest level. We hope students will join us to grow and learn and achieve their dreams.
Our aim is to help students become proactive global citizens by providing learning experiences which focus on concept based inquiry and reflection thus helping them develop intellectually and emotionally, while acquiring a lifelong passion for learning.