Dublin’s first truly International School brings premium IB global education to the students of Ireland for the first time
DUBLIN, IRELAND—24 October 2018— Nord Anglia International School Dublin today proudly celebrates its Official Opening with a ceremony attended by the Rt Hon. Lord David Puttnam of Queensgate Kt CBE (Chairman of the School Advisory Board) and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Representing the culmination of 18 months of planning with local and government officials, as well as construction, planning and staffing for the campus, the event also marks the notable introduction of Ireland’s first international IB through school for students ages 3-18, uniquely positioned to offer the internationally respected IB curriculum to the students of Dublin’s local, international, and globally mobile families. The school, part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, opened its doors to students for its inaugural term in September of 2018.
Commenting on the occasion, Founding Principal Paul Crute observed, “We are extremely proud to bring to Dublin the calibre of world-class education offered by Nord Anglia Education. We're the only school in Ireland that offers the full International Baccalaureate, and our 'whole-child' philosophy will nurture exceptionally rounded young people with a global and compassionate outlook. Additionally, our impressive campus integrates leading edge technology so that children will be well equipped for the careers of the future. We look forward to working with our students in this engaging environment to help them grow into confident world citizens.”
Congratulating the school, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor commented, “As a small, globally trading economy, Ireland is open not just to goods and services but also to people moving here. A key consideration for many of these highly skilled and sought-after workers is the range of schooling provision available for their children. I am delighted to welcome the Nord Anglia International School to Dublin to meet this identified demand”
In addition to offering the academically challenging and highly respected IB curriculum, students and staff of Nord Anglia International School Dublin get to participate in Nord Anglia Education group’s innovative Global Campus, a worldwide community of over 50,000 students, connected through online challenges and real-world learning expeditions. Additionally, Nord Anglia’s collaborations with world leading institutions such as The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Kings College London enhance the curriculum at the Dublin campus and offer exceptional professional development opportunities for its teachers.
Commenting on the opening, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said “Ireland’s offering continues to resonate with foreign direct investors. The opening of the Nord Anglia International School in Dublin is an important addition to Ireland’s proposition in terms of attracting globally mobile senior executives and their families to live and work here.”
Nord Anglia International School Dublin opened in September 2018 and admissions enquiries are accepted throughout the year.
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Location & Facilities: Nord Anglia International School Dublin is located in the South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin. The 800 seat campus is situated in the former European Headquarters of Microsoft, and has been fully renovated to include specialist arts and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths) facilities to support the delivery of Nord Anglia Education’s collaborations with Juilliard and MIT.
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organization, with campuses located across 27 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Together our 56 schools educate more than 51,000 students from Kindergarten through to the end of secondary/high school education. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities. Nord Anglia Education schools deliver high quality, transformational education through a personalized approach enhanced with unique global opportunities to enable every student to succeed. Nord Anglia Education is headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China (relocating to London in 2019). Our website is www.nordangliaeducation.com and information about the new international school in Dublin can be found at www.nordangliaeducation.com/Dublin .
Nord Anglia Academic Success
One in three Nord Anglia graduates globally progresses to one of the top one hundred universities in the world. Highlights of Nord Anglia Education’s academic success in the 2017/18 academic year include a 94% pass rate of the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme), an average IB score of 33.1 points (global average of 29.8), and a record seven students who received a perfect score of 45 out of 45 on the IBDP.
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