Participation, commitment and a desire for excellence are values which underpin the college’s educational philosophy. Academic successes of students include:
- Gold and Silver Medal winners in Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations.
- Membership of Ireland Maths Olympiad Team.
- Entrance Scholarships to Trinity College and University College, Dublin.
- Sports Scholarships to University College Dublin.
- Primary, Master and Doctorate Degrees.
- Careers as writers, film producers, TV presenters, classical and popular musicians, renowned artists, and many high achieving professional and self-employed business and trades persons
Our students have also achieved recognition in a variety of extra curricular activities. These include;
- Leinster Sports School of the Year 2008.
- Representatives on Irish teams at Olympic Games and World Championships.
- International caps by both male & female students in soccer, rugby, hockey table tennis, karate and kickboxing.
- Intercounty representative honours in gaelic football, hurling and camogie.
- Leinster and All Ireland titles in athletics, basketball, soccer, rugby, gaelic football, hurling and camogie
- Winners and finalists in National Debating Competitions.
- Winners of various musical competitions including Feis Ceoil.
- Musical performers on national tv and at the National Concert Hall.
- Young Scientist Exhibition entrants.
- St Mac Dara’s are the leading fundraiser for Trocaire among second level schools over the past decade.