We are Irish National School using the Steiner method to deliver the Irish national curriculum. We opened in September 2015 and we will grow by one class per year.  From September 2019 we cater for children up to and including Third Class.

Admissions Notice:

Galway Steiner National School, An Cimín Mór, Cappagh Road, Knocknacarra, Galway has began the Enrolment Process for our Junior Infants class for the 2019-20 school year.

Our school’s Enrolment Policy can be viewed on the school’s web site: https://galwaysteinerschool.com/policies/

Applicants will not be required to confirm interest prior to the first round of offers on the 24th of January 2019 with acceptance date of 31st of January 2019. The second round of offers will begin on the 1st of February.

In the event that the number of children exceeds available places, places will be allocated according to the criteria in our Enrolment Policy.

The pre-enrolment form is also available on https://galwaysteinerschool.com/enrol/


Growing a love for learning

We are a multi-denominational, co-educational, child-centred national school. We believe that education is best achieved in a warm and joyful environment where children are actively engaged in the learning process.

Through our arts rich approach, we cultivate knowledge, creativity and practical skills. The Irish primary curriculum is delivered in an integrated and developmentally appropriate way with a strong emphasis on movement, music, art, handwork, drama, and outdoor learning.

The holistic development of each pupil is nurtured in order to foster in them the self-confidence and resilience necessary to take their place in the community as creative, well-balanced and responsible people.

The first Steiner National School in Galway opened in Knocknacarra in September 2015, under patronage of Lifeways Ireland, the patron body of Irish Steiner schools.


Steiner education is a child-centered education that seeks to nurture ‘the hand, the head and the heart’ of every child. Our activities are tailored to child’s deepest needs and stage of development and focuses on educating the whole child—balancing academic, artistic and practical learning. There is a strong emphasis on activity based learning such as:

Free play, Cooking, baking & sharing meals, Nature Trips & Walks, Art & Handicraft,  Gardening, Storytime.