High School & Guardianship Services in Ireland

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IELA High School & Guardianship
Services Ireland

IELA provide student centric High School, Homestay & Guardianship services in Ireland for students aged from 13 – 18 years.

Download our IELA High School & Guardianship Brochure & pricing 2022/23 here

Public School, Homestay & full guardianship for full academic year from *€13,900.

Why choose IELA?

A quality education is the key to every child’s development and future. IELA’s promise is to offer a supportive and seamless transition, assisting you and your child through the Irish high school (secondary school) process.

We are with our student every step of the way on their High School journey, caring, nurturing, supporting and creating solutions to any issue, however small. Our team have the experience to respond and react appropriately whatever the situation.

“At IELA we look after your child and offer the same level of support that we would expect for our own family”. 

Nicky, Customer Care Director.

What makes us different?

IELA is an all-female team, who are parents themselves.

IELA promise an exceptional student centric experience, prioritising educational, personal and social needs

Our standard of host families is outstanding, welcoming host families with high quality accommodation located as close as possible to your chosen school in close-knit, safe, community villages with excellent transport links.

Our guiding principles and procedures to safeguard children and young people, reflect national policy and legislation with including  24-hour emergency support. Terms & Conditions (English Version) Terms & Conditions (Spanish Version)

Please download our High School Programme & Guardianship Services Brochure here

High School Programme Details

What's Included

What’s included

  • Personal meet & greet upon arrival at Dublin Airport and private transfer to host family
  • Full board accommodation in high quality host family home close to school.
  • Accompanying student to School on their first day
  • Assistance in purchasing books/school uniforms etc.
  • Organisation of additional items, i.e. extra-curricular activities, membership of local clubs, purchase of sporting items etc
  • Attendance at parent teacher meetings throughout school year plus transcription of report to agency/parents.
  • Regular contact with School staff & Principal to ensure student is happy and progressing academically and socially
  • Weekly contact with student for the first 4 weeks.
  • Monthly contact with student to ensure all is going well.
  • Monthly liaison with agency/parents/host family to communicate information as required.
  • Careful monitoring of students’ personal & social calendar.
  • Assistance with visa application as required.
  • Assistance with medical/dental appointments as required.
  • Management of *Contingency fund (expense accounts)
  • 24-hour emergency service available.
  • Transfer on departure

What's Not Included

What’s not included

  • Uniform, book rental/purchase
  • Transport to/from school
  • Pocket money
  • Extra-curricular activity fees
  • Mobile phone top-ups
  • Airport transfers at mid-term, Christmas & Easter
  • Host family accommodation at Christmas & Easter

Education In Ireland

Irish high schools are open for approximately nine months between September and June.  The exact length of the programme will depend on the annual school calendar.  There are three school semesters (terms) in the academic year:

    1. September to December
    2. January to March 
    3. April to June

Early application is essential to ensure a place in your school of choice. Please download our High School Brochure for information on the high school system in Ireland.

IELA High School & Guardianship Programme in Ireland


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