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Boarding at Alex

Alexandra College Dublin is the leading boarding school for girls in Ireland. 

Boarding plays a central part in the life of the College, lending the school the energy, warmth and fun of a village community. The boarders in “Res”, our boarding house, form a close, supportive group of girls from all over Ireland, Europe, and the world. 

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Boarding at a Glance

  • We offer 5 day and 7 day boarding to girls from J5 through 6th Year.
  • One in five students at Alexandra College is a boarder.
  • Boarders are actively encouraged to participate in the wide range of co-curricular activities available: sport, music, drama, debating, and more.
  • Our boarders come to Alex from all over Ireland and the world, including France, Ukraine, Germany, China, Spain, Japan, Mexico, and more. 
  • Construction of our beautiful new Residence, the Hermione Building, at the heart of our campus was completed in August 2022. 

To learn more about what your Alex experience could be like, please contact our Admissions Team

Student Support

Boarding House staff are accessible at all times to meet the physical, social, emotional and cultural needs of boarding students.

The Hermione

The Hermione Building sits at the heart of our Milltown campus, immersing our students in campus life and allowing our boarders the opportunity for full involvement in school life and extracurricular activities.

Alex International

Our students experience a diverse, vibrant community throughout the academic year, from bonding activities to "International Week" where food, dance, art and culture are celebrated by the whole school community. 

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