ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Key Facts
An IB Continuum School
We’re the only school in Ireland to offer the full International Baccalaureate curriculum.
Educational Opportunities
95% of our parents say that their child receives a quality education.
Where and How We Learn
95% of our parents believe that our school provides a stimulating learning environment.

DRIVING ACADEMIC RIGOUR

The world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme gives our students the knowledge and confidence to flourish in their further education and chosen profession giving them the drive, skills and desire to effect change in the world.

Our teachers strive to motivate every student to achieve the results they need for success. This is aided by our small class sizes, proactive target-setting and continual academic monitoring, as well as our unique pastoral model which ensures students are happy and settled into school life. As a result, our students are ambitious, believe in themselves and go on to excel across the curriculum. Our innovative use of data and analytics means we’re equipped to guide students down the learning path most tailored to their strengths and interests. 

Early years
  • Early years
  • Primary
  • SECONDARY

Early Years

NAIS Dublin is the first and only school in Ireland to offer the full IB continuum programme.  We bring together an internationally renowned curriculum with world-class learning opportunities and global experiences to create an outstanding educational experience for your child. We’re fully accredited to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ages 3 to 11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11 to 16 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for ages 16 to 18.
3 to 6 years old
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The PYP is the perfect way to help our youngest students hit the ground running in their education! It’s the first step on the road to becoming confident, globally minded learners.

The PYP learner in the Early Years enjoys authentic and holistic learning experiences to focus on key developmental skills.
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Primary

NAIS Dublin is the first and only school in Ireland to offer the full IB continuum programme.  We bring together an internationally renowned curriculum with world-class learning opportunities and global experiences to create an outstanding educational experience for your child. We’re fully accredited to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ages 3 to 11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11 to 16 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for ages 16 to 18.
6 to 11 years old
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Our Primary Years Programme prepares students for the world they will one day inherit, setting them up to succeed as they transition into secondary school and the next stage of their international education.

Through a focus on developing critical thinking skills our Primary Years Programme inspires students to become ambitious learners.  This approach is exciting, stimulating and flexible to each student’s personal strengths and needs.  Our broad and balanced curriculum introduces them to a world of intriguing concepts.
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Secondary

NAIS Dublin is the first and only school in Ireland to offer the full IB continuum programme.  We bring together an internationally renowned curriculum with world-class learning opportunities and global experiences to create an outstanding educational experience for your child. We’re fully accredited to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ages 3 to 11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11 to 16 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for ages 16 to 18.
11 to 16 years old
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The IB Middle Years Programme encourages students to explore world issues and develop their skills in critical thinking.  Secondary students experience rapid growth both academically and emotionally as they begin their high school years and the MYP supports this with a strong focus on developing attitudes and values alongside core academic skills.  It is the perfect preparation for the IB Diploma Programme.
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16 to 18 years old
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP)
The IB Diploma Programme is simply the gold standard in education. For those looking to secure a place at one of the world’s top 100 universities, the Diploma Programme, delivered by our passionate teachers, is the ideal springboard.
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  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary

Early Years

Age range:
3 to 6
Average class size:
22
Languages taught:
4
English, French, Spanish, Mandarin
Curriculum:
PYP
IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Primary

Age range:
6 to 11
Average class size:
22
Languages taught:
4
English, French, Spanish, Mandarin
Curriculum:
PYP
IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Secondary

Age range:
11 to 18
Average class size:
22
Languages taught:
5
English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, German
Curriculum:
MYP and DP
IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) (ages 11 to 16), IB Diploma Programme (DP) (ages 16 to 18)
primary
  • Early years
  • Primary
  • Secondary

A TYPICAL DAY AT NAIS DUBLIN

With our dynamic curriculum, world-class teachers and inspiring learning spaces, no two days are the same at NAIS Dublin.
Inquiry Time

A warm welcome awaits every morning!  There is time to explore through imaginative play, read in a quiet space, pour and sieve in the water tray, have fun with messy play, or make something extra special using our cutting and sticking skills.

Inquiry Time
Phonics

Songs and rhymes are the perfect introduction to literacy!  Sound recognition, oral blending and phonics help our youngest learners become confident readers.

Phonics
Snack Time

Recharging their energy and learning at the same time.  Snack time develops independence as children learn to tidy up after themselves and is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with peers and build friendships.

Snack Time
Specialist Lessons

Art, music, dance, drama and languages are all taught by specialist teachers - an inspiring and exciting part of our early years curriculum.

Specialist Lessons
Outdoor Play

Active children are happy children!  Our little ones love the challenge of building, experimenting and taking risks as they investigate their surroundings.

Outdoor Play
Jungle Club

Zumba, science, ball skills, cooking, construction and performing arts are all options at Jungle Club.  Our co-curricular activities programme offers a wide variety of options which are continually varied to keep things fresh for young minds.

Jungle Club

A TYPICAL DAY AT NAIS DUBLIN

With our dynamic curriculum, world-class teachers and inspiring learning spaces, no two days are the same at NAIS Dublin.
Starting the Day
Our Primary students are welcomed into their classroom as they settle in for another exciting day. They listen to and discuss the day’s plans, then prepare for learning through mindfulness activities.
Starting the Day
Visual Arts
Visual arts classes encourage our students to understand the creative process – then apply it to producing masterpieces of their own!
Visual Arts
Core Learning
Students are challenged to think critically and address real-world problems through the lens of mathematics, language arts, science, social studies and languages. We cultivate in our Primary students a genuine love for reading, as well as excellent numeracy through building their problem-solving skills.
Core Learning
Feeding Bright Minds

After a freshly prepared, nutritious meal in our Lunchbox, student have time to get active and enjoy our fantastic outdoor spaces.  There are climbing frames to discover, a basketball court to play on and a woodland area explore before the afternoon ahead.

Feeding Bright Minds
Dance and Drama

It's a favourite part of the day for many!  Our students love to express themselves through dance and drama, boosting their confidence and creativity in a programme enhanced by our collaboration with Juilliard.

Dance and Drama
STEAM Activities
Primary students brainstorm new ideas and tackle tricky challenges through collaborative work with their classmates.
STEAM Activities
Something for Everyone

No matter their interest, your child will find something to enjoy in our co-curricular activities.  From fencing to cricket, animation and Irish lessons the school is buzzing with activity at the end of each day.

Something for Everyone

A TYPICAL DAY AT NAIS DUBLIN

With our dynamic curriculum, world-class teachers and inspiring learning spaces, no two days are the same at NAIS Dublin.
Tutor Time

A focus on wellbeing helps our students prepare for the day ahead.  Activities such as mindfulness, movement and a focus on relationship building are part of the PERMAH model of wellbeing which supports positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaningful accomplishment and health.

Tutor Time
Inquiring Early

Shaping curious, creative and collaborative learners, inquiry based learning sits at the core of our curriculum.  Taking a deep dive into a range of issues, student develop an understanding of the world around them.

Inquiring Early
Nurturing Creativity

Showcasing their unique talents we channel and nurture our students creativity.  Our extensive arts programme explores a rich variety of genres in art, music, dance and drama.

Nurturing Creativity
Let’s Eat and Mingle

Every student needs fuel to make the most of their learning! With a range of healthy and delicious meals, prepared by our onsite catering team in our Lunchbox, students get all the nutrition they need to perform at their best, then have time to socialise, play sports and relax before afternoon lessons.

Let’s Eat and Mingle
Think STEAM
Secondary students enjoy regular STEAM collaboration days in which they work on challenges set by MIT professors, developing their abilities to innovate, think critically and solve problems. 
Think STEAM
Getting That Bit Extra
The fun doesn’t stop when the bell rings! Students love staying on campus for a variety of fantastic co-curricular and sporting activities, and many take advantage of the school study hall to catch up on work or revise for upcoming tests.
Getting That Bit Extra

WHAT OUR PARENTS ARE SAYING

95%
of our parents say their child is happy at school.
95%
of our parents believe their child is developing independence and creativity at school.
96%
of our parents say their child has a good relationship with their teacher.
How we teach

INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS

At NAIS Dublin, we pride ourselves on recruiting only the most talented and dedicated teachers.

We promote a teacher-student relationship that’s more collaborative than in traditional schools. This approach fosters a supportive atmosphere in the classroom, in which students are encouraged to learn from their mistakes and use those experiences to overcome future challenges.

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Quality Assurance

LEARNING FROM THE BEST

We provide our teachers with world-class professional development opportunities through Nord Anglia University, and enjoy regular collaborative performance reviews. We reflect on and evaluate our teaching methods to ensure teachers have the latest tools, knowledge and resources to deliver their absolute best while inspiring their students.

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OUTSTANDING LEARNING EXPERIENCES

There’s a world of learning beyond the classroom at NAIS Dublin. No matter a student’s interests, their passion and curiosity will be channelled into meaningful activities and adventures.

Outstanding Experiences