Synge Street CBS
Providing Second Level education to students in Dublin since 1864.

CBS Synge Street was founded in 1864.  It is a Catholic Secondary School for boys under the trusteeship of The Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST).

It has been and continues to be famous for its past pupils in all areas of life.  We take pride in the thousands of boys who have established the wonderful tradition of our school and have handed it on to the present generation.  Each pupil is heir to that unique legacy of service, achievement, character and true Christian living.


CBS Synge Street is an ERST school in existence since 1864.  It is a school of great tradition renowned for its academic, cultural and sporting excellence.

The quality of education offered in CBS Synge Street is characterised by the professional dedication and involvement shown by teachers and by the creation of a caring environment within the school.  Our pupils are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities, experiences and challenges of adult life.


CBS Synge Street aims to foster a holistic educational environment, which encourages the development of all aspects of pupils’ lives including the social, moral, intellectual and spiritual.

Supports in place in CBS Synge Street include:

  • A Pastoral/Care Team
  • Home School Community Liaison Scheme
  • Behaviour for Learning Teacher
  • Homework club and a Breakfast club

Our building, St. Paul’s, dates from the late 1960’s.  A later wing was added to this building with a library installed in a lower ground floor.

Entrance to the main office is via the staircase on Heytesbury Street.  There are also two ground floor entrances from Heytesbury Street and a further two entrances on the lower ground floor at the rear of the building.

Our facilities include:-

  • A state-of-the-art library with project tables and interactive whiteboards
  • A Breakfast Club
  • A Homework Club
  • Career Guidance Counsellor’s Office
  • The Con Creedon Hall (P.E. Hall)
  • Art Room
  • Oratory
  • An Audio Visual Room
  • 3 Science Rooms
  • Behaviour for Learning Room
  • Courtyard
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