Villiers School


Villiers Secondary School is a co-educational, fee paying, boarding and day secondary school, located in Limerick, Ireland.

Villiers School is the only Boarding School in Ireland authorised to offer the esteemed International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

In Villiers, we aim for our students to be challenged and inspired both inside and outside the classroom. We offer a vigorous academic programme, as well as an extensive range of extracurricular activities, so that each of our students has opportunities to participate, grow and excel in an energetic and vibrant community. All that we do is guided by our core values – integrity, determination, responsibility, kindness and a positive attitude towards life.

  • Day school tuition $6900 - $13200 USD
  • Grades for day school 7th Grade/Year 8 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available Yes
  • Number of Students 600
  • Year founded 1821
  • Boarding school tuition $20800 - $28900 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 7th Grade/Year 8 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Curricula IB Diploma, Host Country's National
  • Type Co-ed


At Senior Cycle, for students aged 16-19 years, students can choose the traditional Irish Leaving Certificate Curriculum, or the IB Diploma Programme.

For students age 15-16 years, Villiers also have a unique academic year programme, which combines a traditionally Irish Transition Year with a Pre-IB year, designed to prepare students for Senior Cycle.

Admissions Information

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
  • Examinations available International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB Dip

School Life

  • Bus service No
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Pastoral Care Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school Yes
  • School start time 8:50am
  • School end time 3:50pm
  • Most common nationality Irish
  • Max class size 23
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school Yes
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Average class size 22

Sports Teams

Field Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Basketball, Cricket, Volleyball, Tennis, Equestrian

Religion at School

While Villiers was founded under a Protestant ethos, Religious Education at Villiers teaches about all faiths and none.  Villiers School student body is increasingly multidenominational, multicultural, diverse, and welcoming to students of all backgrounds.

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes
  • Percent that pursue university 98%