€9,200-a-year private Wicklow school to invest €3m in expansion
A €9,200 per year private school located on a back road between Bray and Greystones is to increase its number of students to 250.
As part of a €3m expansion of its campus in Wicklow, SEK International Schools plans to increase significantly the number of local and international students.
The school currently has more than 60 pupils studying International Baccalaureate programmes and it no plans to developing its 60-acre campus, with new buildings for student accommodation, more classrooms and sports facilities.
The academic staff will also be expanded to cater for the growth in student numbers over the next five years.
“Dublin is an international city with a vibrant and growing multinational community, many of whom are familiar with the International Baccalaureate, and the opportunities it offers students,” Chris Charleson, Director of SEK International Schools, said.
“Increasingly we are also seeing Irish families wanting an alternative to the traditional Irish education system.
“SEK Dublin, which has been educating students in Ireland for over 40 years, gives parents the security and confidence that we understand the Irish context, offer a genuine alternative for aspirational parents, and we are here to stay”.
Since it was founded in 1981, the school has welcomed over 4,000 students who have been taught by its international teaching team.