Mission Statement


In Glenstal, we offer our students a Christian environment in which to grow together. We foster independent, critical and imaginative thinking that will help guide them through life.


We believe that this educational experience will equip our graduates with:

  • a lifelong willingness to learn

  • a healthy sense of personal identity and courteous self-confidence

  • a spirit of creativity and innovation

  • compassion and care for the needs of others

  • independence and originality of thought

  • honour and integrity in all they do and say

  • an ability to communicate

  • a capacity to lead

  • resilience and courage in adversity

  • a knowledge of and appreciation for the tradition of Benedictine spirituality

  • respect for the dignity of others and diversity within the community

  • readiness to adapt to changing situations and circumstances


Glenstal’s distinctive strengths that enable such beneficial outcomes include:

  • our Benedictine ethos and tradition

  • very capable and committed teaching and support staff

  • smaller class sizes and individual care and attention

  • remarkable companionship between students

  • the experience of living in a vibrant community

  • the unique beauty of the Glenstal demesne

  • a safe and secure environment

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