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Villiers School

Address: N Circular Rd, Limerick
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Description Villiers School

  • Established: in 1821
  • Location: Limerick, Ireland
  • Students age: 12 to 18 years
  • Educational programs : Leaving Certificate (middle and high school), English as a foreign language course
  • Total number of students: 600 (30% of them at the boarding house)
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: residence (boarding house for children from 12 to 18 years).

Villiers School is a coeducational school founded in Ireland back in 1821. The educational institution carefully preserves and supports the traditional values ​​of Christian culture, the traditions of British education, while actively introducing modern technologies and methods into the learning process, focusing on the practical application of knowledge in the modern world. Villiers School is open for students from all over the world: the multinational atmosphere helps children to feel more comfortable and liberated, promotes cultural exchange, allows you to make quickly new friends and overcome the communication barrier.

A large-scale modernization was carried out in the educational institution several years ago, and now its equipment fully corresponds to modern educational standards. There are multifunctional scientific laboratories for practical studies, a developed diverse sports infrastructure, classes with IT equipment.

The majority of graduates - approximately 90% - successfully enter the best universities in the UK and Europe, including the most prestigious and ranking universities (such as Cambridge). The strongest academic directions of the school can be called economics, German and modern technologies.

Each student is assigned to a certain teacher, who helps the student in adaptation and studying, is always ready to give valuable advice or recommendation, to help in developing his own talents and abilities. The curriculum and the program are balanced and harmonious, providing an opportunity to effectively learn and fully rest, to spend the time for vocational guidance and for quality preparation for language tests, entrance exams. A flexible, thoughtful combination of academic studies, sports and leisure activities helps children to become less tired, to keep interest in learning, to retain the necessary level of attention and understanding of the educational material.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Villiers School

Program name
from 22 000 € / year

Quick overview: an educational program is designed for international students for preparation to pass exams for Leaving Certificate.

Leaving Certificate is very important: it includes the results of the final exams of each student, is taken into account when entering the national universities of Ireland and, accordingly, determines the chances of success for each applicant. Therefore, the preparation for obtaining a certificate must be full, qualitative and effective.

The following subjects are offered for study on this program:

  • Agriculture;
  • Irish language;
  • Economy;
  • German;
  • Accounting, finance;
  • English;
  • Building Technologies;
  • Japanese;
  • Physical Culture and sport;
  • French;
  • Geography;
  • Spanish;
  • History;
  • Mathematics;
  • Religious Studies;
  • Physics;
  • Biology;
  • Chemistry.
from 22 300 € / year

Brief information: Transition Year is an educational program for international students. At this stage of the training (transitional year), students independently select for their personal curriculum the most priority subjects and disciplines.

About the educational program: The program gives an opportunity to try their hand at various directions, helps to make the right choice before starting the training at the next stage, Leaving Certificate.

In addition, students are encouraged to expand their horizons and show talents at different activities, such as:

  • Various electives;
  • Clubs;
  • Sections;
  • Circles of interest. 

For students it can be a variety of activities from vocals to ancient origami art.

from 21 500 € / year

Brief information: The Irish education system offers three levels for children from 12 to 18 years:

  • The high school;
  • The Transition Year;
  • The preparation for the Leaving Certificate.

The main subjects studied by middle-class international students:

  • Business course;
  • Irish language;
  • Art;
  • French;
  • The course of natural sciences (biology, physics and chemistry);
  • English;
  • Physical Education and Sports;
  • French;
  • Religious Studies;
  • Mathematics;
  • Geography;
  • History.

Accommodation and food

There are 3 comfortable residences in the territory, in which the students live (about 40% of them are foreign students). Accommodation on board terms and conditions is observed by the principle of all inclusive, namely, a full and varied diet three times a day and regularly conducted cultural, entertainment, leisure and cognitive activities.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Agriculture, biology, Bookkeeping, Building technology, chemistry, economics, English, French, geography, german language, history, Irish language, Japanese, maths, physical Culture, physics, Religious studies, Spanish
Events list: Athletics, basketball, field hockey, horseback riding, rugby, volleyball

Events Villiers School

Villiers School strives to maximize the full potential of each student, offering a wide variety of options for optional classes. Popular music lessons are: it can be a vocal or playing musical instruments (saxophone, piano, percussion, flute, guitar). There is a presentation center with all the necessary equipment for those who are fond of the economy and want to build a career in business. For creatively gifted students, a functional studio for design, technology and art has been built, and there is also its own chamber theater.
Of the popular sports, the following can be noted:

  • Table tennis (ping-pong)
  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Horseback riding
  • Track and field athletics
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Football.

Equipment Villiers School

Villiers School is located near the city of Limerick (south-west of Ireland). Despite almost two hundred years of history, the main campus consists of modern buildings: scientific laboratories, IT centers, computer classes, design and technology studios, a large library and bright, spacious classroom audiences.

Sport infrastructure is no less developed: the stadium, built in 2002, an indoor multifunctional sports complex, a fitness hall, are a pride of the school.

Term dates and fees

The cost of the year of study, including accommodation and meals (boarding), starts from 14,000 euros.

Additional compulsory costs are:

  • 1000 euros - compulsory fee on the development of the school
  • 500 euros - non-refundable deposit confirming the registration in place
  • 100 euros - annual fee for renting school cabinets
  • 500 euros - fees for various activities and school trips during the year.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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