The King’s Hospital aims to provide a learning environment in which pupils can achieve the standards of excellence appropriate to their potential and ability.
The cultural, creative and intellectual development of each pupil is highly valued and every aspect of school life is designed to advance this process.
Most pupils pursue a 6-year course on entering the School, leading first to the Junior Certificate Examination, followed by the Transition Year and finishing with the Leaving Certificate Examination.
Streaming is not a policy at The King's Hospital and the consistently high level of academic achievement is a reflection of the pupils' response to the encouragement of staff and parents.
The School’s programme addresses two primary objectives – education for living and education to make a living – and it is constantly adapted to meet changing needs, offering a comprehensive and progressive range of subjects, extensive specialist facilities and a highly qualified teaching staff.
Gifted & Talented Students
Pupils that have been identified as academically gifted and talented are supported and challenged within the school with allocated resources. Form 1 students that have attained an exceptional grade in their entrance exam will be notified and invited to sit the Centre for Talented Youth Ireland's Entrance Exam (PSAT) which on passing entitles them to attend the CTYI Summer Courses.