President’s welcome

I warmly welcome you to Cistercian College, an independent boys’ school for students from first to sixth year, set within 30 acres of beautifully manicured grounds and native forest. Cistercian College is a sanctuary in the Midlands of Ireland providing our boys with an incredible “Place To Grow”.

It is a privilege to lead Cistercian College as CEO and President. At the College we place prominence on a high-quality education which instils a culture of respect; inclusion and collaboration; proactive community service; genuine inquiry; and international mindedness. These are principles which are lived at the College and they support our Values of Community, Character and Respect.  

As an internationally experienced educational leader, my passion is to ensure our students thrive in an ever-changing global society while also developing a deep appreciation for their own heritage.  I firmly believe in the primacy of student and staff wellbeing and the inherent value of strong partnerships between our students, staff, parents and the local community – underpinned by integrity and transparency.

In collaboration with Mr Gerry Grealish, Principal, Cistercian College, we are focussed on preparing our students for tomorrow’s world. We believe in the limitless potential of each boy, with an unwavering passion to ensure his aspirations are met and he becomes the best version of himself whilst pursuing their individual passions, talents and interests.

We are passionate about developing and nurturing students in an inclusive and diverse Christian learning environment. Through our wellbeing programme, we are genuinely proactive about student wellbeing and the importance in growing our boys’ self efficacy during this crucial period of their development. 

As you browse the prospectus, the website, you will gain insight into the unique educational experience we can offer your son at Cistercian College.  I encourage you to contact our Director of Admissions and organise a personalised tour of the College so that you can see the classrooms in action, meet teachers, students and our Leadership Team.

We look forward to welcoming you to our College.


Kind regards, 

Gavin Clark 

President of Cistercian College

CCEO (Certified CEO)

MA, PGDE, MEdLeadership (First Class Honours)