Portlaoise College is situated just minutes from the heart of Portlaoise. Portlaoise College provides full-time education for over 600 students in Junior and Leaving Certificate Cycle and in Post Leaving Certificate Courses. The College also plays a leading role in adult education part-time courses with an annual enrolment of approximately 600 students in evening classes.

Portlaoise College has built up a reputation in the delivery of a high quality and progressive educational programme, particularly with its emphasis on the Sciences, Technology, Sports and Information and Communication Technology and overall commitment to innovation, in all that it does.

Portlaoise College was officially opened by then Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin T.D. in March 2007. The College includes a large array of modern well-equipped classrooms, six computer rooms, sports hall and fitness suite together with ancillary accommodation. The campus is situated on a 20 acre site.

We offer a comprehensive range of subjects at Junior and Leaving Certificate and we also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities using our excellent facilities. We are committed to working in partnership with parents/guardians to ensure that your son / daughter has a positive school experience where they can reach their full potential

Mission statement

That Portlaoise College encourages its students and teachers to develop their talents fully; that the school provides the students with a good education and prepares them for work, life and living; that the school respects the full dignity of everyone; that the vision and mission is fully understood and shared by teachers, students and management of the school, working together in Christian harmony.