St Andrew's College, Dublin
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|Saint Andrew's College|
Coláiste Naomh Aindriú
Fee-paying independent School
|Motto||Ardens Sed Virens|
(Latin for'Burning Yet Flourishing')
|Religious affiliation(s)||inter-denominational (originally Presbyterian)|
|Age||4 to 19|
|Number of students||Junior School: 265 |
Senior School: 1000+  (2011/2012)
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue and White|
|School fees||€6,000 (approximate)|
St Andrew's College (Irish: Coláiste Naomh Aindriú) is a co-educational, inter-denominational, international Independent day school, founded in 1894 by members of the Presbyterian community, and now located in Booterstown, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. The school colours are blue and white.
Founded as a boys' secondary school at the end of the 19th century by members of the Presbyterian community, St Andrew's College celebrated its centenary in 1994. It was on 8 January 1894 that the College opened its doors at 21 St Stephen's Green in the centre of Dublin. This was to be the first of its three locations. The school grew rapidly from its original intake of 69 students. By the end of 1894 there were 203 boys in the school.
At the beginning of 1937 a move to new premises in Wellington Place, Clyde Road, along with a determined effort by past pupils and parents to stave off closure or amalgamation saw a revival in the fortunes of the College. In 1973, the school became co-educational and moved to a new site in Booterstown.
St Andrew's is one of three schools in Ireland to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. A small number (usually around 70) of the school's students are in the IB programme.
Model United Nations
St Andrew's organises St Andrew's Model United Nations (SAIMUN). It is run over the first week in Easter in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.
The school's sports facilities consist of two hockey pitches, two rugby pitches, two hard tennis courts, an outdoor basketball court, an indoor sports hall and a fitness centre. The major winter sports are rugby, basketball and hockey; the major summer sports are tennis, athletics and cricket.
Notable former pupils
- Leigh Arnold, actress
- Andrew Balbirnie, cricketer
- Wallace Benn, suffragan Bishop of Lewes (1997–2012)
- Shane Berkery, contemporary artist
- Robert Briscoe, first Jewish Teachta Dála (TD) and founding member of Fianna Fáil who also served as Lord Mayor of Dublin
- E. R. Dodds, classical scholar
- Tom Dreaper, racehorse trainer
- Zlata Filipović, Bosnian writer
- Charles Franklin, Irish-American (naturalised U.S. citizen) motorcycle racer-engineer. He enrolled in 1894, the year the college was founded
- Ruth Gilligan, writer and actress
- Ruth Kearney, actress
- Eve Hewson, actress
- Hector Hughes, Scottish MP
- Herbert Carmichael Irwin, aviator and athlete
- Denis Johnston, writer
- Felix Jones, Ireland rugby union international
- Christopher Juul-Jensen, professional cyclist
- Jordan Larmour, Leinster & Ireland rugby player
- Alan Lewis, Ireland cricketer and rugby union referee
- Katie McGrath, actress
- Alfred Monahan, Bishop of Monmouth (1940-1945)
- David Norris, independent member of Seanad Éireann
- Gillian Pinder, Ireland women's field hockey international and silver medallist at the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup
- Andrew Porter, rugby player for Leinster & Ireland
- Herbert Rollins, cricketer
- Bethel Solomons, (1885-1965) Ireland rugby player, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, master of the Rotunda Hospital, supporter of the 1916 Rising; mentioned in Finnegans Wake
- Molly Sterling, singer-songwriter
- Peter Sullivan, Connacht Rugby Player
- John Lighton Synge, mathematician and physicist
- Cliff Taylor, Editor, Sunday Business Post
- Chloe Watkins, Ireland women's field hockey international and silver medallist at the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup
- Trevor Williams, Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe
- Juanita Wilson, director
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St Andrew's is the only school in Ireland to offer the International Baccalaureate
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A founding member of Fianna Fáil (1926), he served on its first executive committee
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