Since the inception of The Academy in 2010 (formerly the Dublin School of Grinds), we knew that the success of the school would be built on the success of our students, and the great results they would need to achieve. And great results all start with one thing: great teaching. As such, it has always been our mission to ensure only the highest teaching standard is provided. By sticking to this mantra over the last decade, we’ve arrived at a point where we serve over 3,500 students on a weekly basis in our grinds, making us the largest provider of part-time second level courses in the country.

In September 2018, we established our own full-time school for 5th Year, 6th Year and Repeat Leaving Certificate students, opening our doors to 200 students across 5th and 6th Year on a full-time basis.

“The most important aspect of The Dublin Academy of Education is that the entire teaching staff will consist of the same tried, tested, and most important of all trusted team of teachers from The Dublin School of Grinds” – Chris Lauder – Founder

We are holding our last Open Evening for the 2019/2020 academic year on Tuesday 28th May 2019. If you are interested in enrolling with us and have questions about the school, then we highly recommend you join us at one of these evenings. These open evenings are for both parents and students. To book, please complete the form below.


Parent of 6th Year student, Class of 2019

Having been initially nervous about the move our son took the leap of faith required and it has without doubt been the best decision we have ever made.

The learning environment, the standard of teaching, the atmosphere and the relationships he has built this year have all been truly exceptional.

It has been an absolute pleasure to watch our son progress and flourish through the year under the guidance of the teachers at the Academy and you will forever have our support and our gratitude. I hope he will do you proud in June, the student he has become in the last 9 months is a reflection of the excellent teaching he has received.

Patricia Long, Parent of 6th Year student, Class of 2019

Sorcha had a fantastic year, which will stay with her for the rest of her life, best decision we ever made.

Rosanna Borza, Parent of 6th Year student, Class of 2019

Mario has been so happy. He has a great relationship with all his teachers and all the staff and has made another lovely load of new friends. It has been the greatest year!!


  • Tuesday 28th May (7pm – 8pm)

If you are unable to attend an open evening but would like to apply for a place at The Academy for September 2019; please send us a completed application form along with a recent school report and an official copy of your Junior Cert results by email to admissions@dublinacademy.ie or by post to Admissions, The Dublin Academy of Education, Stillorgan Plaza, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.