Mount Anville Secondary School, Dublin, Ireland

Mount Anville Secondary School is a Catholic, voluntary fee-paying school for girls between the ages of 12 and 18. Founded in Glasnevin as a boarding school in 1853, the school transferred southside in 1865 when the Society purchased Mount Anville from the eminent Irishman, William Dargan.

Over a period of twenty-five years, the Boarding School closed and pupils from the Sacred Heart Schools at Leeson St. and Monkstown transferred to the site at Mount Anville. On 25th May 2007, the Feast of St. Madeleine Sophie, the Society of the Sacred Heart transferred the Trusteeship of the school to the Mount Anville Sacred Heart Education Trust. Under a lay management team and staff, the founding vision of St. Madeleine Sophie continues to inform and inspire the Sacred Heart philosophy of education at Mount Anville.

Mount Anville has established a reputation as one of the foremost educational establishments for girls in Ireland. The school’s reputation as a centre for academic excellence is manifest in the outstanding results earned in the state examinations. A strong tradition in sports and the arts ensures that pupils benefit from a broad range of activities so that they leave as strong, confident women, with a well developed belief in their own potential. Our graduates make contributions across the entire spectrum of human endeavour - our alumnae include Mary Robinson (former President and UN High Commissioner), Catherine Day (Secretary General of the European Council) and Caroline Casey (Aisling Foundation).

What Makes Our School Unique

Mount Anville cherishes, promotes and practises the Gospel values and our Eucharistic and Sacramental faith tradition. The school motto, In Te Confido, signals the centrality of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is as young women of faith that our pupils join the adult world with a well developed belief in their abilities and their responsibility to act as agents of social justice, in the local and global community.

Within a culture of hard work, positive learning experiences, a strong pastoral care system and a range of facilities to develop pupil gifts and talents in all areas, we strive to enable each pupil to grow to their full potential and live a life that will make a difference to society.

Operational / Administrative

Type of School

Voluntary Secondary School (fee-paying)




52 teaching staff, Chaplain, 3 Guidance Counsellors, Administration Staff/Student Office, 2 Librarians, Laboratory Technician, Maintenance & Security Staff


Mount Anville is a well resourced school with many supports in place to facilitate teachers and learning.

Facilities include: School Chapel and Prayer Room; 5 Science Laboratories; Computer Room & Language Laboratory; Gymnasium and 3 outdoor pitches; Concert Hall; Library with 8 research stations; Learning support suite

Mount Anville Secondary school, Dublin, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 288 5313
Fax: +353 1 283 2373
Address: Mount Anville Road, Dublin 14, Ireland

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