A warm welcome to you from Comeragh Wilderness Academy, a place where your child’s future awaits them. We are an Independent Boys School and provide full-time boarding to post-primary school-aged children.

Here at Comeragh Wilderness Academy, we believe that each child needs are at the forefront of what we do.

Learning in the outdoors reignites and cultivates life skills. Cooking meals over a fire, building shelters in the forest, hiking in the Comeragh mountains, canoeing a river, and observing nature are ways that learning takes place here at at Comeragh Wilderness Academy.

We are located near Rathgormack, Co. Waterford

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Our Program

The children are prepared for life outside of school. This involves teaching from both an academic perspective and one of a practical nature that can be used within ones community and society as a whole.

The curriculum encourages the child to develop skills of both self-learning and self-discovery as per our model of education. The school incorporates aspects of the state curriculum into its educational component specifically the senior pupils.

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Here at Comeragh Wilderness Academy we provide the resources to young people who wish to follow the national curriculum and a school will be available for these young people to sit state exams in.

Tutoring will be available to young people that require assistance in English & Maths.

Our Educational curriculum is derived from CLE and is adapted to the child’s needs on an individual basis.

Subjects available:

English Maths
Science Geography
History PE
Music Irish
Social Studies Home Economics
Art Religion
Languages Woodwork/Bushcraft

“your child’s new future awaits “

Our Team

When you choose Comeragh Wilderness Academy for your child’s educational needs you can be assured that your child is availing of a service that is not only a home away from home, it is also a service that will nurture and develop your child both inside and out. Our staff are fully qualified individuals and have worked in the field for several years.

Each staff member brings knowledge from their own life experiences e.g. Raising children, something that cannot be learnt within a book.

A warm welcome from our staff who welcome you on your new journey of self discovery. One which knows no bounds and Is created by you with the able help and assistance of our chiefs.

Our team is made up of the following:

➢ Directors

➢ Chairman

➢ Chief Executive Officer

➢ Principal

➢ Deputy Principal (2)

➢ Chiefs

➢ Supervisors

➢ Family support workers

➢ Chefs

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Our school offers a rolling admission process, where applications are received and reviewed on an ongoing basis. The first step in applying for a place within our school is to complete an enrolment form please see below.

Once completed please email it to info@comeraghwildernessacademy.com inclusive of all required documentation. On receipt of the application, staff will contact you to discuss your application and to schedule an interview.

Once completed a visit to the school will be organised.

Our term dates are on a six or less week basis, this is dependent on winter and summer months. Outside of these terms dates are onsite parent visit dates.

Enrolment Form
Parents Handbook


Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible