Admissions

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We can’t wait for you to join us at Nord Anglia International School Dublin!

WELCOMING YOU FROM THE START

We’re delighted you’re considering NAIS Dublin for your child’s education. On our dynamic and vibrant campus, they’re sure to succeed as part of our thriving family of students, teachers and alumni.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

NAIS Dublin is a co-educational international school. Our curriculum draws on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes. We are a non-selective school and offer places all year round to students from across the globe. Our Admissions team are dedicated to ensuring you have a seamless experience when joining our school.


Students joining NAIS Dublin for the final two years of the Middle Years Programme or anytime during the Diploma Programme will need a certain level of English proficiency.  
We can talk to you about our school’s English language standards by grade and we’d be delighted to assist you in finding the right level of support for your child.


Entry requirements

HERE TO HELP

Choosing the right school is one of the biggest decisions you can make as a parent, so we’re thrilled your family is interested in NAIS Dublin. Our friendly Admissions team is here to make your admission process as simple as possible, and we look forward to assisting you every step of the way with personalised support.
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STEP-BY-STEP ADMISSIONS PROCESS

So you’re ready to apply to NAIS Dublin – brilliant! Here’s what you need to do next:
Contact the team
Submit an online enquiry form on our website, send us an email or give our Admissions team a call.
Contact the team
School tour
Schedule a school tour, during which you’ll meet with our Admissions team. You’ll also meet a member of our Senior Leadership Team to learn first-hand about your child’s year group and programme.
School tour
Application form
Submit an online application form, complete with supporting documents.
Application form
Enrol
Enrol! If we believe NAIS Dublin would be a great fit for your family, we’ll be delighted to offer your child a place.
Enrol
I look forward to meeting your family, and showing you why NAIS Dublin is the perfect place for your child.
Maoiliosa McMahon
Director of Admissions and Marketing

KEY TERM DATES: 2021–22

Here are the most important dates for your diary in the upcoming school year.
Admissions Early Years Stay and Play
Thursday 02 Jun 2022 08:30AM - 10:00AM
Summer Holidays
Monday 27 Jun to Wednesday 24 Aug 2022
New Families Welcome Day (school closed for current pupils
Tuesday 23 Aug 2022 08:00AM - 16:30PM
School Opens - First day of school for all students
Thursday 25 Aug 2022 08:00AM - 16:30PM
TERM 1 MID-TERM BREAK:
Monday 24 Oct to Friday 04 Nov 2022
Classes resume after Term 1 Mid-term Break
Monday 07 Nov 2022 08:00AM - 08:00AM
WINTER BREAK
Monday 19 Dec 2022 to Friday 06 Jan 2023

Tuition fees

The tuition fees at NAIS Dublin reflect the world-class education we provide, with state-of-the-art facilities, fantastic co-curricular activities and highly qualified teachers forming the perfect springboard for your child to unlock their potential.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Do you admit students throughout the year?
    NAIS Dublin offers rolling admissions, meaning we enrol students all through the school year. Our teachers are used to settling in students at short notice, and we provide a full onboarding service helping students integrate into their relevant year group, make friends and catch up on where they need to be in the curriculum.
  • What curriculum do you follow?
    At NAIS Dublin, we follow the International Baccalaureate (IB), a world-renowned education programme which provides students with a vast array of essential skills, sure to turn them into lifelong lovers of learning! The IB is even flexible enough to be able to integrate Irish language, history and cultural studies at all school levels.
  • What foreign languages do you teach?
    Early Years and Primary students (KG4 to Grade 5) have the opportunity to take a language acquisition course in Spanish, French or Mandarin. Secondary students may also choose to take a course in any of those three languages, as well as German. Additionally, we’re proud to offer Irish as a co-curricular activity for students from KG4 to Grade 12.
  • Do you provide English Language Support (ELS)?
    One of our school’s greatest strengths is our ability to integrate students whose mother tongue is not English. We ensure that students who need ELS get the attention they need to become fluent – and in no time at all! Our Primary students may use the time allocated for language acquisition to focus on ELS. This enables them to become proficient in English quickly and effectively.
  • Do you offer a lunch service?
    Lunch is included in the school fees for Early Years students in KG3 and KG4, and all of our other students can buy a hot lunch from our school Lunchbox. We offer a range of hot, nutritious meals, as well as quicker options like salads, soups and sandwiches. We change our menu daily and it can be viewed up to two weeks in advance on our parent app. Our catering service is provided by Cliff Catering.
  • Do you have a school bus service?
    Yes! Our daily bus service is available to students from 3 years of age, and will make your life that little bit easier. We currently offer three routes, which run once in the morning and twice after school (3.30pm and 4.30pm). Each bus has a Bus Monitor, who supervises students and ensures they’re collected and dropped off at their designated stops.
  • Do you offer after school care?
    We do! After school care is available to Early Years and Primary students from 3.30–6.00pm. Do note that there is a charge for this service.
  • Does the school offer boarding?
    NAIS Dublin doesn’t presently offer boarding facilities, but we do have a number of students from abroad living with host families in Dublin.
  • Do you offer co-curricular activities?

    Absolutely! We offer a wide variety of clubs and activities. We encourage all students to get involved in the programme and discover how to channel their interests in an energetic way.

    Our co-curricular activity programme runs every week:

    KG3–Grade 1: Monday–Thursday, 2.30–3.30pm

    Grade 2–11: Monday–Thursday, 3.30–4.30pm

     
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FIND OUT WHAT MAKES NAIS DUBLIN UNIQUE

Contact our Admissions team today to discover how we can give your child the unbeatable education they deserve. At NAIS Dublin, they’re guaranteed to enjoy the experiences they need to succeed and be set on the path to flourish in the future. Visit our thriving campus, meet our delightful teachers and see the array of enriching learning environments on offer.

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