A LEADING BOYS BOARDING SCHOOL IN IRELAND
Cistercian College is located on the border of two counties Offaly and Tipperary in the grounds of the eight hundred acre campus of Mount Saint Joseph Abbey.
For most of its history monks from the Cistercian Order have successfully managed the school. As President McAleese said on her visit in 2005 “The Cistercian monks have shaped the ethos and attitudes of many young men, providing a safe haven of education on which to build a solid foundation for the future. It is said what is learned in childhood is engraved in stone and we owe a debt of gratitude to the dedication, generosity of spirit and kindness of the monks that formed those early childhood building blocks.”
Cistercian College is a small secondary school in which the students are well known to all of the staff. The staff care for and nurture them in a happy, safe and homelike environment.
The College is surrounded by open fields, woodland and forest and it is in this unique setting that the values of friendship, trust and honesty have been developed amongst generations of students leading to lifelong friendships.