About

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Coláiste Chiaráin is a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School located in Athlone in the centre of Ireland. Our school is under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Elphin and we welcome students from every background and faith community. We are a new school created in 2017 from the amalgamation of St Joseph’s College and St Aloysius College.

We are inclusive in our intake and offer a wide range of subjects at Junior and Senior Cycle. We are aiming to create a broad and balanced curriculum which endeavours to meet the needs of our diverse cohort of students. The school currently offers the Junior Certificate, Transition Year (TY) programme, the Leaving Certificate, and the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP). We also offer a dedicated Repeat Leaving Certificate Course and two PLC courses in Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5 and 6

We have a superb, dedicated, enthusiastic teaching team where the focus is always on the holistic development of every student to reach to their potential. Our staff aim to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where every student is encouraged to achieve their potential. Regular reports, careful monitoring and an awards system are all part of the culture that encourages each student to achieve their personal best. In addition, students participate in a wide variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

Enjoy browsing our website and if you need further information on any aspect of the school, please feel free to contact us.

Mr Brendan Waldron
Principal, Coláiste Chiaráin