Transition to Secondary School

Adapting to secondary school has proven an easy task for the many past pupils who have made the transition. School principals welcome the school's students, finding that they adapt quickly to their new surroundings and prove themselves to be self-reliant and self-motivated with a thorough grounding in all subjects.

Children from Wicklow Montessori Primary School have been accepted in many schools including :

Blackrock College, Dublin

Dominican Convent, Wicklow

De La Salle, Wicklow

East Glendalough, Wicklow

St. Conleth's, Dublin

St. Gerard's, Bray

Rathdown, Dublin



We are now featuring some of our Past Pupils on this page to.  If you are a past pupil please get in touch. 


Stephen Moran, age 28 and working in Advertising in Singapore in 2017. 


Stephen Moran - WPMS Past Pupil. Class of 2001 

I left Wicklow Montessori way back in 2001, which feels a long time ago now. After I finished secondary school in East Glendalough, I went on to study Sports Management at UCD for 3 years. After then competing a further diploma in Digital Marketing, I got a job working in an advertising agency in Dublin.

I spent three years there, after which I decided to spread my wings and see a different part of the world – moving to Singapore, via a stint in Qatar, in 2014. Since then, I’ve worked for two different agencies here, and have been fortunate enough to work on advertising campaigns for companies like Qatar Airways, Samsung, Lego and

I’ve been very lucky in that I’ve gotten to travel and to see countries like China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, the Philippines, Australia and Vietnam, among others, in such a short period of time. It’s a great part of the world to live, to travel, to make new friends and experience new things.

Outside of work, I still love to play football and get about two matches in a week playing for an Irish team and an English team, and have also taken back up Gaelic football. Who knew there were so many Irish in Asia?!

My favourite memory from the Montessori would probably have been the Christmas play and concert.

It was always a big thing to audition for, and I remember some of the drama and group performances we put on, with great fondness - except for maybe the recorder recitals, where I’d usually be pretending to play, in order to mask my complete lack of talent J

Looking back on them, what I loved about these memories was that they encapsulated everything that was unique and powerful about the Montessori – a very tight-knit group coming together to collaborate, improve, have a bit of fun, and put on the best show they could. It was always a special time of year, in which there was always a bit of a buzz in the air, and something the school can point to as a great measure of the atmosphere they look to promote and foster.

Stephen Moran