About Mount Sion Primary School

Mount Sion Primary School was founded by Brother Edmund Ignatius Rice in 1802. It provided then, as it does to this day, a quality education for the young boys of Waterford city. Mount Sion has evolved over this long history and while the philosophy and mission of Edmund Rice remains central to our pursuits, the story of education in Mount Sion is ever changing.

Mount Sion Today

Today, Mount Sion Primary School caters for 370 boys in a vibrant, dynamic and caring environment. No two days are the same as the school community engage in what is truly, an “Education for life.” Please browse our website to get a snapshot of what life is like as a “Sion boy!” Better still, why not come down and see us anytime. You will be assured of a warm welcome and you can experience first hand, that something very unique that defines us as a school that is indeed special.



Mission Statement
“Enlightened by the life of Blessed Edmund Rice and in a spirit of partnership, we will proudly inspire, teach, live and learn in a happy, respectful and safe environment, enabling all to be the best they can be.”