Introducing Yeats College
Yeats College is a private, co-educational day school with state-of-the-art campuses on College Road in Galway City centre and Parnell Street in Waterford city. Founded in 1992, the college has since built a reputation for educational excellence.
Our proven ethos in education empowers students to face the challenges ahead with a confidence and determination that is much more than an academic skill – it is a life lesson well learned and an essential preparation for the open journey of life.
Each member of the Yeats College teaching staff has been carefully selected for their expertise in their chosen field, with many holding higher and Masters Degrees in their respective subject areas.
The majority of the full time teaching staff has been with the College for over ten years, and is a major component in the continued success of Yeats College.
Study Skills and Supervised Study
A major part of the Yeats College curriculum is centered on study skills. Our teachers impart strategies and skills that will help the student understand, remember and recall the necessary detail required at examination time.
Our study skills seminars involve developing the techniques and attitude necessary to cope with the rigorous workload of the Leaving Certificate exams. Click here for more information.
Yeats College has an extremely long list of achievements dating back to our first set of students in 1992.
We are consistently recognised on the Leader Boards as one of the top feeder schools to Universities and Colleges, especially Trinity College, UCD and NUI, Galway.
The students of Yeats College are regular recipients of impressive academic accolades including University scholarships, Commemoration Awards and most recently the coveted Patriot Award.
Easter and Christmas Revision Courses
The highly successful Yeats College Intensive Revision Courses are designed to provide students with a comprehensive and thorough preparation for the Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations.
Each subject has been carefully planned to provide the student with a confident understanding of vital examination areas. Students receive their intensive course notes, a revision & study plan, study skills notes, mock examination questions and sample answers
Extra Curricular Activites
Whether your interests lie in sport, athletics, art or music, you will find an outlet here at Yeats College. Yeats College places a great deal of emphasis on the events and activities calendar throughout the school term.
Examples of activities include art exhibitions, sporting events, the College ceili band, music recitals, cultural activities and excursions.
At our campus on College Road, Galway we are pleased to offer students the following facilities:
- Fully-equipped science laboratory
- Art and technical drawing studio
- Fully stocked Home Economics kitchen
- Music room
- Construction workshops
- Bright, air conditioned study halls
- Student restaurant
- State of the art gymnasium and Exercise room
Grammar School Building Restoration
The Erasmus Smith Grammar School on College Road is an important part of Galway’s historical heritage. Designed by Richard Morrison in 1807, the building had been lying derelict since the departure of NUI Galway in 1993. A careful restoration project began in 2006 and the building has finally been returned to its original glory with the addition of a modern wing.
Morrison’s vision was to create an outstanding educational environment and this vision has been reinstated by Yeats College.
Events & Trips
Yeats College places a great deal of emphasis on the cultural activities and excursions throughout the school term. A highlight of some of the most recent school outings include:
- The class trip to Paris
- University Open Days: NUIG, UCD, UL & Trinity College
- An excursion to Dublin to visit the Museum of Modern Art; the Guinness Storehouse; Newgrange and other well known attractions
- A trip to Delphi Mountain Resort
- Outings to track and field competitions and other sporting events
Physical exercise and fitness is an important part of life at Yeats College. Students are encouraged to use the onsite facilities at the Galway campus which include a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a fully-equipped exercise room. Team sports, such as tag-rugby, are also part of our dedication to a holistic approach to education.