Skip To Main Content

Senior School

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.

A girl in a red jacket raises her hand while sitting at a desk in a classroom.

Our Curriculum

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.

A girl wearing a facemask and latex gloves uses a metal instrument to examine a petri dish.
A group of girls in red and white tracksuits standing in a circle; girl in foreground is looking down at an iPad.