Educate Together is a national organisation that is strongly rooted in the local communities in which its schools operate. For over 35 years Educate Together has been working with local communities to establish equality-based schools and ensure diversity of school choice across Ireland.
This diversity is one of the great assets an Educate Together school can deliver to a local community in both urban and rural locations. The guiding principles of Educate Together schools are equality of esteem and access for all children, irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background. The principle of equality can be very important in helping to generate and maintain positive community relations – particularly in Ireland's newest suburbs.
Over half of Educate Together's schools have been established in the last ten years, many of which are located in modern facilities that have been built with the potential for wider community involvement in mind.
Educate Together schools have also been opened in buildings that have been vacated by previous patrons, includng schools in Ranelagh, Cork and Ardee.