We are a small, multi denominational co-educational national school, founded in 1986 by a number of parents who were inspired by eastern and western philosophy. We see spirituality as the true essence of every human being and we welcome those of all faiths and those of none.
At JSNS, we emphasise the regular practice of meditation and mindfulness which strengthens focus, enhances awareness and connects the student to a sense of quiet presence whether in stillness or in activity. We see this as an essential tool for living a fulfilled life.
Our school is named after John Scottus Eriugena, the Platonist philosopher, theologian and poet of Ireland’s Golden Age. Our values are inspired by a common thread, or perennial philosophy, found in the great traditions of East and West.
Our curriculum incorporates the standard primary school curriculum with an additional focus on mindfulness, philosophy, speech and classics. We accommodate approximately 200 students. Click here to read the most recent Whole School Evaluation by the Department of Education and Skills.