I am delighted to welcome you to the website of The High School which outlines the extraordinary range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities offered to pupils attending one of the leading schools in Ireland.

The High School gives its pupils the opportunity to explore a full range of humanities, sciences, arts, business studies, and technical subjects as well as providing religious, moral, and physical education in a broad and balanced curriculum. This allows the school to meet its founding objectives of preparing pupils for the demands of business and professional life by supporting the attainment of high academic standards in the range of disciplines required for third level education.

Our stated mission is the pursuit of excellence in all areas of school life which is achieved by maintaining a clear focus on developing the full potential of every pupil.  We emphasize the fundamental importance of a wide range of moral values including honesty, integrity, kindness, and respect.  In doing so our ultimate goal is to enable pupils to take their place in society as responsible, informed, thinking, and tolerant human beings.

I hope you will be able to witness elements of the daily life of The High School by exploring the pages of this website.  However, parents and prospective pupils are strongly encouraged to visit the school to experience the institution for themselves. I look forward to welcoming you in person in the near future.

Mr G A Forrest

Mr Forrest was educated at Kildare Place School; The High School; Trinity College, Dublin; and Exeter College, Oxford where he served as Junior Dean and Dean of Degrees.  He is married with three children.  Mr Forrest was appointed Principal at The High School in 2011. 

He is an active member of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD), the Irish School Heads' Association (ISA), the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Board of Education, and the Church of Ireland Board of Education (Republic of Ireland). 

Mr Forrest was co-opted to serve on the the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Board of Education and the Church of Ireland Board of Education (Republic of Ireland) in 2012 and 2014, respectively.  He has served on the Executive and Finance Committee of the Diocesan Board of Education since 2014 and was appointed Chairperson in 2022.  Mr Forrest was appointed Vice-President and President of the Irish School Heads' Association for the academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22, respectively.  He was recently reappointed to represent the Irish School Heads' Association on the Church of Ireland General Synod Board of Education until 2025; he will serve on its Executive Committee in 2023-24 and 2024-25.