History & Ethos
Founded in 1866, Alexandra College set out to provide advanced education to young women at a time when the prevailing system did not provide them with any such opportunities.
Initially founded as a separate university and a feeder high school, Alexandra College is now a Junior and Senior School providing high academic achievement and a cross-disciplinary curriculum to girls drawn from around Ireland and internationally. From days when women had to strive for the right to education, to days of equality for women in careers and public life, Alexandra College has always aimed to educate girls with a balance of knowledge, experience and values that makes them ready to enjoy their lives and careers.
Our Mission and Ethos
Alexandra College is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all areas of education. Our aim is to generate and maintain an inclusive climate of learning within which every pupil is enabled to develop and fulfil her own unique potential.
It is our hope that every student who leaves this College will be equipped not only to make her own way in the world but also to make her particular contribution to society and at the same time to continue her lifelong learning process.
Our history as an institution for women's education as well as the Quaker inspiration of our founder Anne Jellicoe has shaped our ethos and educational philosophy.