About Villiers

Villiers Secondary School is a co-educational, fee paying, boarding and day secondary school, located on the North Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland.

Founded under the will of Mrs. Hannah Villiers in 1821, Villiers is the leading national and international school in Ireland.  Villiers has a Protestant ethos and is managed jointly by the Headmistress, Board of Management, and a Board of Governors.

Innovation & Tradition

As we celebrate our 200th anniversary in 2021, management and staff at Villiers embrace and maintain the traditional values of the school and balance them with modern, state of the art educational facilities, to develop an environment that engenders growth on an academic, cultural, and social level. Boarders account for 25% of the student body, with the rest living locally.

The school has recently been modernised and extended with state-of-the-art science laboratories, art room, technology labs and a large ICT suite. All classrooms have been similarly modernised, many with interactive white boards and other modern media. New changing rooms and pavilion complement our impressive sports facilities. Most recently, in 2020, the boarding house has been extended and modernised. New modern, modular classrooms have been added in the rear of the school.

Villiers School are delighted to be one of the first schools in Ireland to offer the new Leaving Certificate P.E. program, with the first class of L.C.P.E. students having completed this course in May 2020.

International School in Ireland

Villiers School was only the second international school in Ireland, and our student body is multi-denominational and diverse. Villiers School students are not only from Ireland, but also from Spain, Germany, France, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Nigeria and many more.

The landscape of Villiers School is accompanied seamlessly by the addition and restoration of Derravoher House, which now houses our state-of-the-art library, study rooms. Derravoher is also home to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Villiers, an international alternative to the traditional Irish Leaving Certificate program. Our first IBDP cohort graduated in 2020. Approximately 15% of senior cycle students at Villiers School are now studying the IB Diploma Programme.

Villiers is proud to have a diverse and multicultural student body.

Map of geographic locations represented by our students
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