Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny was founded in 1868 by the Loreto order and over the years has established a reputation as one of the country’s finest schools in terms of the academic and personal development of its students. The busy life of the school is conducted within the context of a calm, respectful and positive learning atmosphere. Our dedicated teaching staff demonstrates a remarkable care of their students and a love of their subjects. Our students exhibit a great sense of pride in their school and an awareness of their place in the global Loreto community. As a Catholic school, founded in faith, we are propelled forward by a strong commitment to our values and the maintenance of the famous Loreto tradition of innovation in education. We actively promote Mary Ward spirituality and promote her defined characteristics of the ideal person: justice, freedom, sincerity, truth and joy. As a school community, we measure ourselves by these values. We make a strong commitment to the development of the whole person, and this is evident in our promotion of extra- and co-curricular activities. While our elite athletes, musicians, artists and debaters have achieved phenomenal success, we encourage participation at all levels. We firmly believe in the transforming power of leadership. We have time and time again found that by giving responsibility to our students, through our Students’ Council, Senior Prefects, Head Girls, Games Captains, Class Prefects, and many more, we see our students prosper in terms of leadership skills and self-confidence. We want our students to develop the qualities of compassion and resilience; two qualities that will help them become happy and fulfilled citizens. If you have any further queries about our school, please do not hesitate to contact us.