St. Fintan's High School

Sutton, Dublin 13 • +353 1 832 4632 • [email protected]

  • Midsummer Night's Dream
    Midsummer Night's Dream
    Thurs 10th, Fri 11th, Sat 12th March 2016
  • Midsummer Night's Dream
    Midsummer Night's Dream
    Thurs 10th, Fri 11th, Sat 12th March 2016
  • 2015-2016 French Exchange
    2015-2016 French Exchange
  • FI in schools project
    FI in schools project
  • 2015-2016.  French Exchange
    2015-2016. French Exchange
  • 2015-2016.  Zambian Immersion Project
    2015-2016. Zambian Immersion Project
Mary Fox, Principal

Mary Fox, Principal

Gerry Ennis, Deputy Prinicipal

Gerry Ennis, Deputy Prinicipal

On 8th September 1943, St. Fintan’s High School opened its doors for the first time to a student enrolment of 48 boys and a teaching staff of 5 Christian Brothers. In those days St. Fintan’s High School was a fee paying preparatory and secondary school, with fees ranging from 6 to 12 guineas, depending on the standard of the pupil! Its location on the Burrow Road ensured that the students of the time forever associated their school days with the sun, the seascape and the freedom of the beach.

In September 1972, and following various transformations, St. Fintan’s High School commenced life as a secondary school on its new site overlooking Dublin Bay where it remains to this present day. Now catering for a student population of 684 and with over 40 teachers it is, in many ways, almost unrecognisable from its early days.

However the traditions and core values of St. Fintan’s High School are not too far removed from those that prevailed during the ‘Burrow Days’. Now under the Trusteeship of ERST, the Edmund Rice Schools Trust, St. Fintan’s High School aspires to promote full personal and social development in a caring, Christian community.

Teaching and learning take pride of place in our school curriculum and St. Fintan’s High School is proud of its strong academic tradition. A strong emphasis on sport has equally been a hallmark of education in St. Fintan’s High School and with 12 competitive sports the school has earned a reputation as one of the leading boys’ secondary schools in Dublin in this area. Excellence in music and the arts is also strongly encouraged and promoted thereby providing a broad curriculum which caters for the many needs of our diverse student population.

St. Fintan’s High School holds dear all that is valuable and unique in each student and seeks to support all our boys as they prepare to find their place in the world where they can lead fulfilling, rewarding and happy lives.

School Calendar

  1. 1st Year Parent/Teacher MeetingThursday, 25th February, 4:15pm
  2. Easter BreakWednesday, 16th March

Latest News

  • RT @TotallyIrish98: Brilliant, brilliant talk by @SoberPaddy in @StFintansHS today. Thanks a lot. "You Can Always Turn Things Around". 2 weeks ago
  • Congratulations to Michael Farrelly from First Year on winning the prestigious Fingal Junior Sport's Star Award 2015. Thank you for voting. 3 weeks ago
  • Michael Farrelly (First Year) has been nominated for the Fingal Junior Sports Star award 2015. Please vote at: 4 weeks ago
  • Well done to the St. Fintan's U15 soccer team on their comprehensive win against Portmarnock Community School this afternoon! 1 month ago
  • Congratulations to St. Fintan's JCT on their win against CUS this afternoon! 1 month ago
  • Well done to the St. Fintan's senior Gaelic team on their 2-14 to 2-6 win against Maynooth Post Primary school this afternoon! 1 month ago