Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Choir School is a two-teacher, co-educational national school under the patronage of the Archbishop of Dublin. It provides education to pupils from third to sixth class. The school aims to educate its pupils to their fullest potential in an environment where Christian values are fostered and where they feel happy and safe. Central to its mission is that the pupils’ spiritual, moral and religious development is fostered in conjunction with their intellectual, social and academic development. Strong emphasis is placed on the musical heritage of the school.
The school’s ethos encompasses Church of Ireland traditions whilst conducting its work in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for religious differences. The school’s commitment to its stated aims and ethos is reflected in the supportive school atmosphere and the positive interactions amongst the pupils and staff. Whilst the school ethos indicates that religious education classes are based on the programme devised by the Church of Ireland, in practice religious instruction for the choristers primarily takes the form of daily attendance at Matins in addition to the weekly school assembly attended by all pupils.