12 Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. D04 E9X5 | +353 (0) 1 2691376 | secretary@teresian.ie


Who we are

The Teresian School is a Catholic school under the trusteeship of The Teresian Association, a group committed to living Christian values in their family and working life. The Association was founded in 1911 by St Pedro Poveda in Spain and is a Private Lay Association of the Faithful. 

In setting up the Association Pedro Poveda found inspiration in St Teresa of Avila as someone who embodied the Christian and human ideal, “eminently human while belonging fully to God.”  The Association runs a number of schools in Spain, Latin America and the Philippines, together with the school in Dublin.

Joy, Fortitude and Love

The motto of the Teresian Association across the world is “Joy, Fortitude & Love”. Here in The Teresian School Dublin we incorporate this ethos into every aspect of school life – from the classroom to the hockey pitch and on all of our outings – joy, fortitude and love form the foundation of our mission.

Our Mission

The Teresian School incorporates a Pre-School, Junior School and Secondary School. Students are educated in an intimate learning environment, with students taught in small class sizes and given personal attention from their dedicated teachers. We are a close knit and friendly school akin to a family – hence we address each other on a first-name basis. The strong sense of community with high levels of respect between students, staff and parents is something which we highly value in The Teresian School.

Here each student’s individual talents and skills are encouraged and promoted. We provide our students with the guidance and support to develop their talents enabling them to reach their unique potential.

The Teresian School is an inclusive community. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds while encouraging an appreciation for the Catholic faith.

The school has a Pastoral Care Team which meets on a weekly basis and we work to support the students’ learning, social, emotional and behavioural needs.

It is our aim that the students in our care receive a well-balanced and holistic education and that they will develop core values which will stand to them for life.

Our Facilities

The Teresian School is located on 5 acres in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, with separate buildings for the  Junior and Pre-School and the Secondary School. 

The grounds boast an astro turf sports pitch, tennis courts, student gardens and a fully enclosed junior play area. 

The school underwent a large scale renovation in 2017 to add a multi-purpose Jubilee Hall for sports and drama, which is shared between the Secondary and Junior Schools. The Victoria Diez Library was established in 2019 and provides a magical reading and study space for students across all three schools.

The Secondary School offers two science labs and a home economics room to provide students with a broader range of subject choices.


  • Following our family’s return from living in the US to Ireland, our daughter joined the Teresian School Junior School in 4th class. Our family actually staying in Ireland very much depended on her settling in, making friends and being happy in her new life here. We needn’t have worried. From the welcome of the then Junior School Principal, Rosaleen Doherty and the Teresian teachers and staff to the school, to the extraordinary kindness and friendliness of the parents and students in her new class, we immediately felt at home at the school and that experience has continued up until our daughter’s recent graduation. She has very happy memories of her school days at the Teresian School, consolidated with dedicated teachers helping her to achieve her full potential, both academically and personally. Our decision to entrust our daughter’s education and personal formation with the Teresian School has been one of the best decisions we have ever made. We are sad that her schooldays are over but the strong and loyal friendships that she has made in Teresians will last throughout her life, along with the values and education that she has been lucky enough to have gained in this exceptional school.

    -Mary, Secondary School Parent
  • Our daughter joined the Teresian School in 2017 for her first year of secondary school. From the moment she arrived she was encouraged to contribute and to belong to her new school. Academic achievement is excellent in The Teresian School, sports are well organised. Every student is given opportunity to take part in hockey, basketball, athletics and various other sports and activities including tennis, yoga and more. The Teresian school came into its own during Covid-19, providing everything from structured classes, weekly assembly, dance, group conversation and fun projects. Teachers embraced technology to deliver a busy and effective learning experience via which the student-school connection was maintained.

    Parents and students alike enjoy being part of The Teresian School community.

    The TY programme is exceptional too: busy, interesting with lots of well-planned learning experiences such as barista training and charity events included.

    I would highly recommend The Teresian School as the secondary school to set your daughter up for a successful, resilient future, where she is enabled to live life according to her values and become a positive contributor to society.

    -Maria, Secondary School Parent
  • When one’s family is posted abroad, there are many issues to be resolved, but the main one around which everything revolves is finding the best school for one’s children. In our case, disembarking in Dublin, the choice was quite clear: The Teresian School.

    Its high academic standards, combined with the promotion of Christian values, in a small family-like setting was precisely what we were looking for. With excellent teachers and learning environment, it also provides great extracurricular opportunities of all types. From sports, such as hockey and basketball, to team debating or performing in the school’s musical, among others. Transition Year encompassed refreshing opportunities, such as participating in the UCD Computer Science Sparks Programme, Cork University’s Decade of Centenaries Irish History Competition, the National Maternity Hospital “Mini Med” course, work experience at the DSPCA and the Gaisce Award activities, to cite a few.

    The utmost commitment of its staff towards the education of its pupils, alongside the families, reassures us that just as the school has quickly adapted to the changes associated with COVID19, any future challenge will be dealt with in a positive and successful way guided by the Teresian values of “Joy, Fortitude and Love”.

    -Pilar, Secondary School Parent
  • Our daughter started at The Teresian School at the age of two and a half, she is now in Class 6. In these ten years, we have seen The School nurture each child’s individual talents and skills in a warm, welcoming, secure, family environment mentored by a dedicated, accessible team. The Schools modern sporting and drama facilities coupled with superb academia enables each child to flourish. The school has great lines of communication with both the students and parents. While developing the girls’ individual skills, and instilling impeccable manners, the school equips the girls with the emotional strength which will guide them through the ups and downs of life. As a parent, you want your child to feel secure and be happy in order to thrive-the Teresian School provides this environment and so much more.

    -Suzanne, Junior School Parent
  • As a former pupil of The Teresian School I was keen to send my daughters to the School. Kate has graduated from the Junior School to the Senior School whilst Chloe is in Class One. I am delighted to see that the ethos of the School has been maintained with the focus on academic, social and personal development. The Teresian School has a great community spirit and it encourages the students to be confident, caring and thoughtful.

    I believe that the small class numbers and the resultant time each student gets from the excellent teachers is integral to the ethos of the School. The School has benefitted from significant development over the past few years in terms of Sports and teaching facilities which will benefit many years of Teresian pupils for the foreseeable future.

    -Amanda, Junior and Secondary Parent
  • Teresians really stepped up wonderfully to supporting the students in continuing their education during the lockdown. My daughter especially looked forward to the Zoom class interactions and Amy was amazing in providing content and guiding the girls through their school work. Aled, Aine and Kevin provided a holistic and rounded education and once again, Lily loved these interactive classes. Keep up the great work.

    -Sinead, Junior School Parent
  • After 16 years of fun, friendship and fantastic memories, the Teresian school and spirit will never leave me. The school has not only educated me and prepared me for my exams, but it has also helped in making me the person I am today.

    -Ciara, 6th year student
  • I would just like to say well done to all the teachers and staff involved in the online learning! From talking to work colleagues and friends with children of primary school age in different schools, it is clear to me that he online learning provided is definitely one of, if not the best!

    -Chloe, Junior School parent
  • The online learning plan has been superb. Well done to all. We really appreciate the effort the school and teachers have put into the online learning. Thank you.

    -Isobel, Junior School parent