Educate Together has grown substantially since its first school, the Dalkey School Project, opened in 1978. In the early years the network developed slowly but the last ten years have seen rapid growth. As more new schools are established and existing schools expand and reach their full capacity many more Irish children will have the choice of a multi-denominational education than ever before.
As an educational network, Educate Together, has a significant impact on the Irish education sector. Our schools are operated by highly skilled profesional staff, managed by dedicated voluntary Boards of Management and supported by the goodwill and enthusiasm of hundreds of willing parent volunteers. Educate Together's democratic model provides real opportunities for parents to actively contribute to their children's education while also delivering great value to the state.
Educate Together schools are distributed nationally. Where schools do not exist currently, Educate Together works with local parents to form Start Up Groups who lobby to have a new Educate Together school established in their area. The National and Dublin Region maps below show the locations of our current schools and some of our start-up groups.