ERST (Edmund Rice Schools Trust)

The Edmund Rice Schools Trust is the trustee of 96 schools, both primary and secondary, in the Republic of Ireland, including Ardscoil Rís. These 96 schools include schools which were formerly under the trusteeship of the Christian Brothers, schools that have come into our trusteeship and new schools that ERST have established in recent years. ERST will be willing to provide patronage of new schools in an area where there is a need for Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition.

Lighting a candle in our Prayer Room
Ardscoil Rís is an Edmund Rice Schools Trust school

Edmund Rice Ethos

Our schools are Catholic schools which promote a Christian concept of the world with a spiritual and moral values system that contributes to the good of society as a whole. Our role is to support our schools and their students, teachers, principals and voluntary boards of management, members, directors and staff in line with the values of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust Charter.