Belvedere College SJ
Welcome to the Development Office
This Jesuit ethos of striving for ‘greater’ is why we are committed to investing in and modernising the college
Since being founded in 1832, Belvedere College SJ has continuously strived for the Jesuit value of Magis ‘The More’- in our spiritual growth, in academia, the arts, sport and social justice.
This Jesuit ethos of striving for ‘greater’ is why we are committed to investing in and modernising the college, building upon the culture of philanthropy that is rooted in the Jesuit tradition.
The fundamental mission of Belvedere College is to ensure that excellence permeates all aspects of College life. We are committed to creating the leaders of tomorrow. As we look to the future, we envision a stronger and more sustainable Belvedere: a thriving community enriched by the diversity of our students, innovative, forward-thinking curricula of our faculty, and improved facilities. In this, we will challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we have upon each individual boy in our care.
Investing In Excellence
As a fee-paying school, Belvedere College receives no state funding for any of our capital projects, nor to run our Belvedere College Access Programme (formerly Social Diversity Programme). The necessary improvements to our facilities are only made possible because of the generous contributions of our donors who have supported Belvedere College and enabled the enhancement to our school.
Our current facilities were provided by the generosity of the past with over €20 million invested by parents, grandparents, past pupils, former parents and friends of the College in recent years. Yet it is our continued commitment to modernise and invest in our facilities, curriculum and student body that demonstrates that advancing excellence remains as important to us as ever. We aim to continue excelling in the holistic formation of our students, and we are conscious that to achieve this, we must remain diligent in maintaining and upgrading the opportunities available to the boys in our care.
Many of our existing facilities were built in a different era, when the physical requirements of a school were rather different to the norms of today. To continue our long tradition of success, it is imperative that our facilities can support our level of ambition.
We strive to build upon the legacy of previous generations in establishing state of the art facilities such as the O’Reilly Theatre, the award-winning Urban Farm and our 4G All-Weather Pitch at Distillery Road.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students at Belvedere College SJ, we thank you for your support. No matter the size, every gift makes a difference!
Today, Belvedere stands at a crossroads of great opportunity and great need.
Today, Belvedere stands at a crossroads of great opportunity and great need. For 187 years, we have been recognised as one of the leading second level education institutions in Ireland; well respected as a sporting institution, and socially inclusive in a pioneering capacity. However, enduring success is a never-ending journey, and complacency is not an option.
With secure financial footing, we can strengthen our academic offerings to meet the evolving needs of our students, support our ongoing commitment to building a diverse and vibrant community, and ensure our facilities support our level of ambition.
Our current campaign, Advancing Excellence, was launched in October 2013, and has too date raised over €8,578,698. Since the start of our Masterplan, we have undertaken significant endeavours to diversify the opportunities available at Belvedere, made possible by the generosity of past families, pupils and friends.
Some of these include:
- – State of the Art Home Economic Classroom
- – New Library/Learning Resource Centre
- – Our award-winning Urban Roof Farm
- – 4G All-Weather Pitch at Distillery Road Sports Ground
- – Refurbishment of the Cabra sports pavilion
- – Renovation of Distillery Road Pavilion
- – Swimming Pool Refurbishment
- – New Student Catering/ dining facilities (Old Ref)
- – New IT Suite
- – Gym Refurbishment
- – Art Room Extension
- – Significant renovation of Belvedere House
- – Development of our Social Diversity Programme
And many other smaller projects improving the standard of the College in general.