St. Mary’s High School, Midleton

Mission Statement

The school aims to ensure an inclusive education for pupils of all abilities and of diverse culture.

School History

The Presentation Sisters Came to Midleton in 1834. The Convent was built on a site granted by Lord Midleton and financed by the Coppinger Family and Gould Trust Fund, which had been set up in 1826 for the promotion of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Cloyne.

The Primary School was opened in 1834 and St. Mary’s High School was opened in 1902. There have been four major extensions to the High School – 1960, 1970, 1979 and in 1997. It stands today equipped to meet the requirements of modern programme’s.

We are extremely and justly proud of our great Presentation Tradition and while tradition is cherished dearly at St. Mary’s, so equally is innovation and change. Numerous changes, many of them of a pioneering nature have been wrought within The High School.

These innovations range from academic reforms to the outstanding prominence which the school has played in a wide variety of sports at national and international levels.

St. Mary’s has often taken courageous stands in matters of Civil Rights and in favour of poor and oppressed people both in Ireland and abroad. None of these changes could have been achieved without the imagination, verve and outstanding hard work in every department of our dynamic staff.

News from St. Mary’s High School, Midleton

26 Apr 2018
Nuns’ lantern-lit procession through Cork to honour Nano Nagle

Gráinne McGuinness THE city was treated to an unusual spectacle last night, as a lantern-lit procession made its…

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26 Jan 2018
St. Mary’s High School, Midleton – Presentation Day

Staff of St. Mary’s High School, Midleton at the newly refurbished mausoleum of Venerable Nano Nagle, on Presentation…

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15 Dec 2017
St. Mary’s High School, Midleton – Christmas Cake Decorate Off

In the great Christmas cake decorate off! ​1st prize was Suzanne Dignam & Dominika Domanska 2nd prize was…

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