St Louis High School, Rathmines

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St. Louis High School, Rathmines
Ardscoil San Lughaidh,
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St Louis High School, Rathmines
Charleville Road, Rathmines


Coordinates 53°19′17″N6°16′12″W / 53.3214°N 6.2701°W / 53.3214; -6.2701 Coordinates: 53°19′17″N6°16′12″W / 53.3214°N 6.2701°W / 53.3214; -6.2701
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TypeSecondary School
Motto"Dieu Le Veult", "Ut Sint Unum"
Established1913
PrincipalMs. Clíona McDonough
Staff60
Genderfemale
Age11to 19
Number of students700
Colour(s)  
Website www.stlouishighschool.ie

St. Louis High School is an all-girls secondary school located in Rathmines, Dublin.

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History

The school was founded in 1913 by the Sisters of St. Louis, a religious community of nuns which was founded in post-revolutionary France in 1842. The school crest symbolises loyalty to the French crown.

An edited collection entitled We were happy there: Hundred Years of St Louis High School Rathmines by Ita Daly describes the experiences of being a pupil at the school. [1]

The school and others originally established by the Sisters of St. Louis are now under the trusteeship of The Le Cheile Schools Trust. [2] Le Chéile formally came into being on 1 September 2009 and offers a network of support for all St. Louis schools and staff. [3]

Motto

There are two school mottoes. The primary motto 'Dieu le Veult' which is old French for 'God Wills It' - the rallying cry of the Crusaders. The second motto is 'Ut sint unum' - for 'that they may be one'. [4]

Academics

The school was ranked fourth in Ireland in terms of the number of students who progressed to third level and by the types of institutions to which the students progressed. [5]

Notable alumni

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References

  1. "we were happy there" . Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. "Le Cheile Schools Trust" . Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. "St Louis Secondary School" . Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  4. "St Louis High School, Rathmines" . Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  5. "High School ranks top in State, says new league table" . Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  6. "past pupil success" . Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  7. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/its-bonkers-to-retire-at-65-says-boscos-busy-mammy-37921794.html [ bare URL ]