About Us

Our Vision

We have a vision of a School Community where equality, harmony and friendship exist. We accept and welcome that we are a community of diverse individuals. We work to ensure that each individual in our community may fulfil their purpose in life.


  • To guide each student to be the best that they can be.
  • To support students in achieving their potential educationally.
  • To support students to be happy in school.
  • To enable students to develop into well rounded young adults, ready for college, adult and working life.


Ardee Community School is a partnership of Trustees, Board of Management, Parents, Students, Staff and our local Community. We value the on-going input of all our partners in the life of our School.

  • We aim to provide the best educational environment where effective teaching and learning can take place. We aim to manage this with fairness and firmness.
  • We recognise the individuality of our Students. We provide a broad curriculum designed to meet their individual needs and to help them to maximise their potential.
  • We help our Students to have a healthy, wholesome and confident self-image and to develop positive relationships through our curriculum and our extra-curricular programme.
  • We endeavour to co-operate with parents and religious leaders of all denominations to encourage the development of religious, moral and spiritual values in each Student.

Our School Crest

The Crest of Ardee Community School was designed during the early years of our school’s foundation in the late 1970’s and was adapted from the Ardee Town Crest. The design of our crest was the result of extensive collaboration with a designer, the school’s stakeholders, students and the town council.

The lower part of the crest consists of a red background with an image of Ardee Castle which is located on the main street of our town. The blue water symbol represents the River Dee that flows through the town near our school. The upper part of the crest consists of a pair of crossed swords pointing upwards which historically indicates battle. This may serve as a reminder of the many significant battles that occurred in Ardee and its environs throughout history including the mythological four-day battle between Cúchulainn and Ferdia. A green laurel intertwines the crossed swords symbolising victory, success and peace.

The name of our school underscores the crest along with the school’s motto from The Táin ‘Ná bris Sith: Ná bris Cáirdeas’ meaning Don’t break Peace: Don’t break Friendship.