About Iona

Like Mount Sion School in Waterford, Ireland, the first school established by Blessed Edmund Rice, Iona Prep educates only young men. A positive relationship among boys and their teachers has long been a hallmark of Christian Brother education. Two centuries ago schools established by Edmund Rice were noted for this trait.

Nowhere have I seen between master and scholars so much ease and confidence – I might say paternal and filial affection – reciprocated – as between the Christian Brothers and their pupils.

Royal Commission into Education, Ireland, 1870

Schools that educate only boys offer advantages over coeducational institutions. Boys’ schools are able to allocate resources, choose teachers, and design programs specifically to meet the educational and social needs of young men. For more than 100 years, Iona Prep men have thrived in this environment.