Woodlands Academy is an international, private, boarding school in Ireland that strives to provide the most appropriate environment: facilities, programs and personnel, for the Integral Formation® of young women as Christian leaders.

Our education is rooted in the living Catholic tradition of academic excellence, personal integrity, high moral standards and a spirit of service to others. It aims to offer to each student the key to her personal happiness and fulfilment in this life and the next, and it provides her with the means to be an active agent for improvement in whatever walk of life she chooses. 


Woodlands Academy seeks to cooperate with the parents in the integral formation of their daughter. It accomplishes this through its exclusive, personalized program: “Teach, Educate and Form”.

Woodlands Academy offers each student the practical techniques and the academic knowledge that she will need for her personal and professional future.

Woodlands aims for personal improvement through a respectful discovery and a progressive development of the skills and talents of each student.

Woodlands offers each student the means to forge her character in the fundamental human and Christian values, according to each student’s potential and personal interests.

Essential aspects of the formation programme at Woodlands include:

  • Personal Attention
  • Constant Motivation
  • Kind and Constant Supervision


Woodlands Academy is located in County Wicklow, 25 km away from Dublin, at the bottom of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, very close to Powerscourts gardens and golf course.

Woodlands Academy opened its doors in 1973 at the “Dal Riada” residence in Dublin. This was Oak International’s first academy for girls. Wingfield House, a restored Queen Anne-style mansion, was built during the 1800s. The property’s expansive lawns, elegant gardens and natural pond provide Woodlands Academy’s students with exceptionally beautiful surroundings.


The usual way to tell the difference between winter and summer in Ireland is to measure the temperature of the rain ... or so the saying goes. While it is true that there are no major temperature differences between the seasons and that rain is likely every second day, the Irish weather is manageable.

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