During their time with us at Alexandra College Senior School, we aim to prepare our girls for the next stages in their lives and careers.
An Alex education goes beyond the classroom, equipping a girl with everything she needs to soar as a woman and preparing her for university and her career, while giving her a solid foundation for life.
Pursuit of Excellence
All of our classes and activities are structured to help girls enjoy a challenge to do their best without pressure or anxiety.
We celebrate success and recognise the effort put in by our students; we are committed to the pursuit of excellence for all.
Learning by Questioning
We go beyond the exam syllabus and encourage girls to be reflective in their learning, to be independent and to question assumptions.
Our goal is always to develop girls as inquisitive learners who are prepared for the challenges of life beyond school and university. They are taught to solve problems and love learning for its own sake.
The diversity of our student group means we have a broad range of academic subjects that may be studied for the State examinations.
Our students select from a list of approximately 27 subjects in the areas of language, the sciences and maths, business and the creative and social subjects. Our results are excellent, over the past five years our students have received A or B grades in two-thirds of all examinations taken. In the Leaving Certificate more than 80% of exams are taken at Higher Level and our students obtain almost 50% more points than the national average.
As our students go through periods of great change and development during the years they spend at Alex, our staff are very experienced at looking after and supporting their needs.
We provide counselling care, faith care, and the students themselves play a great part as role models and friends providing a natural support network for each other. We also work hard to ensure bullying and victimisation does not occur in our schools.
We have extensive guidance options available to students at all stages, combining library materials for research and face-to-face meetings with experienced experts who can advise on career options, subject choices and higher education opportunities in Ireland and overseas.
All of our girls receive excellent advice and support so they make the best choices and typically achieve what they need to take the next steps available to them.
Over the years many Alexandrans have received sporting and academic scholarships enabling them to study at major universities in the United States and Britain.