St Andrew's College was founded by the Presbyterian community of Dublin in 1894 to provide a broadly-based, liberal education in the Christian tradition for the sons of its members and those of other parents who wished their children to attend. From its inception, the College attracted students from a variety of backgrounds and strove to unite them through a shared experience of working, learning and playing together. St Andrew's was, in effect, an 'integrated’ school and it remains so today.
Since its foundation the College has evolved in many ways, and is now a flourishing international, inter-denominational, co-educational school of approximately 1,250 pupils and just over 100 teachers. The College offers a wide range of academic programmes such as the Irish Primary curriculum in the Junior school, and the Irish Junior Certificate, Transition year and Leaving Certificate programmes at secondary level. The College also offers a wide range of sporting, creative, cultural and other extra-curricular activities. The distinctive international character to St Andrew’s College is reflected in our provision of the International Baccalaureate programme and our American High School Counselling Service.
This international character is further reflected in the College’s Model United Nations programme as well as in the provision of our English as an Additional Language programme and in events such as Intercultural week. The high quality of the education offered by the College and its commitment to continuous improvement are reflected in the fact that since 1984 St Andrew's has been fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.