Welcome to Our School


A warm welcome to all visitors to our school’s website. Along with the practical functionality in providing information on calendars, policies and such like, we hope this can also be a place where you garner a sense of what life in St Mary’s Diocesan School is like for our community- which is over 800 strong -on a daily basis.

St Marys is a Diocesan School under the patronage of the Bishop of Meath, the Most Reverend Thomas Deenihan. St Marys has a proud tradition in the town of Drogheda for the education of young men from the town and its surrounding hinterland for the past five decades. We are proud to celebrate our 55th year in Drogheda continuing to bring the tradition of teaching and learning excellence into the 21st Century.

St Marys D.S. aims to provide a holistic education to the young men who attend our school. The management and staff work closely with parents, students and the local community in pursuit of an all-round education to the highest standard.

We hope you take a few minutes to browse the site and to bring yourself up to date on the many academic, cultural and extra-curricular activities, along with the achievements and developments of the school and its students of whom we are so proud.

We also promote a culture of inclusion and respect for diversity in line with our Catholic ethos. Students with special educational needs are welcomed to the school and we encourage and support all students to strive to achieve their potential irrespective of their academic or other abilities.

We are also fortunate to have a supportive Parents Council and eager Students Council which enthusiastically support the Board of Management and the staff in their educational endeavours. These partners are central to our work in policy development and school planning- a fact that was borne out in our most recent WSE-MLL inspection.

We extend a particular invitation to past pupils of the school to keep in touch with what is happening through our website, or better still, to get in touch. Never hesitate to drop in if passing, to email or to write to us. Perhaps this can be a ‘cyber’ meeting place where old boys can keep up-to-date with their Alma Mater while our current students fill the pages with news to whet the appetite of future scholars and sportsmen…as the saying goes, “Once a Mary’s man, always a Mary’s man.”