WHY TO CHOOSE THE ACADEMY

At Dublin Oak we aim to provide are students with a ‘home away from home’ environment.

 

LEARN ENGLISH

Our students learn to speak, but also think in English, usually gaining fluency from living a year at Dublin Oak, where all communication is through English.

 

IRISH CULTURE

Through weekly outings, the Dublin Oak students get to know local areas but also many famous landmarks around Ireland. They learn the Irish culture through these outings by discovering the many beautiful sites Ireland has to offer.

 

SPORT CLINICS

A wide variety of sports and cultural clinics are offered to our students. This gives students a choice to try new things that they would not have at home, or also to excel in something they are good at.

 

SECURITY

Ireland provides a very safe environment for the students. Our unique location, offers a safe and secure home away from home. Our extensive grounds mean the boys can see a wide variety of wildlife, including deer, pheasant, squirrels and rabbits and indeed frogspawn!  The students have many opportunities in Science class to study the wildlife on the extensive grounds.

 

FRIENDSHIP

Our students make friendships at Dublin Oak that can last a lifetime, particularly as the students are living in such close quarters.

 

EUROPEAN TRAVEL

 

Dublin Oak boys have the opportunity to visit many cultural places in Europe throughout their stay including London, Paris, Italy, Barcelona and for the ski trip Austria, Munich and Vienna.

 

INTEGRAL FORMATION

 

Human

The man who profits from our human formation program will mature in the many different aspects of her personality. He will know himself in a real, objective way, and, because he is able to accept himself, he can seriously work to improve.

 

Spiritual

Spiritual formation is an ongoing process of conversion. The goal of the spiritual formation program is to help all the students develop an authentic spiritual life. Their thoughts and actions are influenced by a Christian view of the human person and of the world.

 

Dublin Oak Academy implements the Integral Formation® method of education - a proprietary and comprehensive system for developing and operating schools in accordance with the principles of education adopted by the Legionaries of Christ.

 

Apostolic

Apostolic formation enables the students to go into society to serve as Christian leaders and apostles, actively responding to the needs of the Church and humanity, creating a civilization of justice and love. Through serving others and a vibrant apostolic life, each student discovers Christ, becomes more like Christ and experiences His love more profoundly.

The objective of apostolic formation is to develop in our students the heart of an apostle, a heart sensitive and responsive to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of others.
 

Intellectual

Dublin Oak Academy sets high, yet attainable, academic expectations for its students. Not only is solid intellectual formation an important part of the integral development of a person, it is essential to forming great leaders. By means of a challenging academic program a graduate of Dublin Oak Academy should acquire:

A greater proficiency in the English language, a wealth of knowledge in general culture, an ability to think, mature thinking,  capacity for reflection and imagination, habits and dispositions essential for ongoing intellectual formation after graduation like including study habits, concentration and critical thinking, perseverance, and a desire to produce high-quality work.

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