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The Institute of Education

The Institute of Education was founded in 1969 by Raymond Kearns and was established to provide exceptional maths tuition to Leaving Certificate students. Today The Institute is Ireland’s most successful private school with over 1,500 full-time students.  We also offer par-time and short courses for students attending other schools, over 7,000 students attend these courses every year.


Our school offers a unique learning environment. We provide a focused, flexible, and complete educational experience for our students that extends beyond academic achievement. Our school provides an environment where students can maximise their academic capabilities while also developing the confidence and maturity to thrive as they progress to their chosen universities and future careers.

Our school values are simple; Excellence, Respect, Independence, and Ambition.  These values underpin every aspect of our school.  As principal of The Institute of Education, my focus is on the students and their journey. The students are at the heart of every decision and my door is always open to the students, our teachers, and the school community. I am immensely proud of our students, the teaching team, and our support staff who working together make our school exceptional.

In 2023 we joined the Dukes Education family. We are proud to be a part of Dukes Education, a collection of truly outstanding schools with whom we share a passion for exceptional education.  Being part of the Dukes family will enrich the lives of our students, teachers, and our wider school community.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school.


Yvonne O’Toole

The Institute of Education

Over 50 Years of Excellence in Education

The Institute of Education is Ireland’s best known and most successful private school.  Located in Dublin, the school occupies an iconic campus in heart of historical Georgian Dublin. Our city campus offers a bright, contemporary, vibrant, and stimulating environment in which to learn.

Our students study for the Leaving Certificate exams; a State examination that is a recognised pathway to top universities in Ireland and throughout the world. Thousands of our school alumni have progressed to Ireland’s best universities to study the most prestigious of courses. Our students also progress to the top universities in the UK, Europe, and the US. Students have the flexibility to choose from a huge combination of subjects for the Leaving Certificate that best fits their strengths, interests, and University progression.

Excellence is in the DNA of our school; we never compromise on the quality of our tuition, and we encourage our students not to compromise on their ambitions. With a clear focus on results and exam success, we foster a can-do culture and provide additional tuition where required to support students. We ensure our students are equipped to achieve their absolute potential. The school has a team of Guidance and Career Counsellors supporting students as they select the appropriate universities and courses for further study. The school also provides a full programme of extracurricular activities, to ensure that students develop both academically and personally.

The Institute of Education is a unique learning environment. We ensure that all our students receive the very highest standards of tuition and are fully prepared for the world of the 21st Century.

12 - 18 YEARS
12- 18
79-85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland

The Institute of Education

79-85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland