The head, the heart and the hand!
A very warm welcome to Nord Anglia International School Dublin! My name is Paul Crute, and I am the Principal. I am very much looking forward to Ireland’s first truly all-through dedicated International School opening in Dublin in September 2018. So, how will we bring a world-class, international education to Dublin?
One in three Nord Anglia school leavers progress to the top 100 universities in the world. NAIS Dublin will be one of only 200 schools globally to offer all three of the International Baccalaureate curricula. These are world class programmes which demand distinctive, personalised teaching styles. They have huge international recognition and function as global passports for the internationally mobile. Tolerance, international-mindedness and respect for other worldviews and cultures are deeply embedded in each programme. The school will thus educate the head, the heart and the hand. We aim to expose our students to a school environment without cultural boundaries which are highly transformational: which creates confidence, growth and ultimately, an enviable quality of outlook and demeanour. The very highest order skills of compassion, empathy (the head and the heart) and altruism (the hand!) will be fostered and honed through a local, national and global service community service opportunities. Pupils will be given a powerful understanding of the six pillars of sustained well-being espoused by positive psychology ‘Flourish’ research.
The leading edge Leopardstown campus will be a dynamic and vibrant environment offering first-rate music, drama, culture and sporting activities. Above all, we will have outstanding teachers, who do not simply impart an academic curriculum. We must not forget or underestimate that teachers also impart who they are, their mindset, outlook and quality of being. All teachers are impressively and exceptionally rounded internationalists who can lead extra-curricular activities and be wholesome role models. As part of the Nord Anglia family, students will benefit from the wonderful, bespoke collaborations we have with world-leading institutions such as Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UNICEF, offering real-world experiences to develop their problem-solving skills.
International connectedness through Nord Anglia’s ‘Global Campus’ programme, affording all pupils access to and collaborations with peer classrooms in over 50 sister schools, is a distinctive feature of a Nord Anglia wall-less classroom!
Crucially, NAIS Dublin will also be an integral part of the Irish community in Dublin and will support all families who are seeking a diverse international experience within a local Irish context. NAIS Dublin will place emphasis on Irish culture and history throughout the school curriculum and will be focused on ensuring it contributes to the continuing development and success of Dublin and Ireland.
Development of the school campus has commenced in January 2018 and we have already received overwhelming interest in the school from parents. Please don't hesitate to contact us through our admissions enquiry form if you would like to speak to us about our school.
We welcome hearing from parents and others who want to be part of this visionary Irish project.
NAIS Dublin Overview