day and boarding school
|Motto||Latin: Fidei Coticula Crux|
("The cross is the touchstone of faith")
|Staff||34 full time, 14 part time|
|Number of students||600|
|Website||Villers School, Limerick|
Founded from the estate of Hannah Villiers in 1821, the school has a Protestant ethos and is managed by the Headmistress on behalf of the board of governors. The school relocated from Henry Street to its current location on the Tivoli campus on the North Circular Road less than one mile from Limerick city centre in 1953.
Notable former students and faculty
- Donald Clarke, film correspondent for The Irish Times
- Max Dennison, Oscar-nominated special-effects artist
- Daniel Ketchum, Olympic gold medalist at Athens, 2004
- David J. Cowpar, author (The ODDs Beginnings, Lee Kennedy: a Life Changing Friendship)
- Aisling O'Loughlin, TV3 presenter
- Jan O'Sullivan (née Gale), Irish Minister for Education and Skills
- Philip Owens, Los Angeles, California-based film editor
- Phoebe Prince
- John Ruddock, Founder member of the National Concert Hall
- Vere Wynne-Jones, RTÉ news and sports presenter
- Samuel Walsh, artist; member of Aosdana
- Donald Clarke, irishtimes.com; accessed 3 March 2015.
- Max Dennison profile, mattepaintinguk.com; accessed 3 March 2015.
- Max Dennison IMDb profile, imdb.com; accessed 3 March 2015.
- Daniel Ketchum profile, sports-reference.com; accessed 3 March 2015.
- Daniel Ketchum profile, tipperarystar.ie; accessed 3 March 2015.
- David J. Cowpar, villiers-school.com; accessed 3 March 2015.
- Aisling O'Loughlin Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine, inspirepr.ie; accessed 3 March 2015.
- Jan O'Sullivan, rte.ie; accessed 3 March 2015.
- Philip Owens website, philipowens.com; accessed 12 September 2015.
- Philip Owens profile, imdb.com; accessed 3 March 2015.
- John Ruddock, www2.ul.ie; accessed 3 March 2015.
- Vere Wynne-Jones profile, rte.ie; accessed 3 March 2015.
- Samuel Walsh website; accessed 3 March 2015.