There are a variety of extra curricular activities that the school is involved in.
Sport is an important part of life in Ard Scoil. Football, Hurling and Basketball are the main sports played. Recent successes in G.A.A. include winning the Dublin Colleges U/14 “A” Football Final in 2008, defeating Colaiste Eoin. In October 2010 the school captured the Dublin U/16 “A” Colleges Hurling title for the first time in seven years and the same age group won the football title in early 2011. The U/16 hurling title was successfully defended in October 2011 and the three in a row completed in October 2012. Two further titles were added in 2013 and 2014 along with a Leinster title in the latter year.
The 2011/12 Senior Football team won Dublin and Leinster “B” titles and were runners up in the All Ireland series. They retained the Dublin title in 2012/13. The U/14 hurlers won the Dublin “A” title in 2013 for the first time since 1998 and repeated the win in 2014. The Senior hurlers put back to back titles together in 2014 and 2015
The school also has Badminton and Athletics teams and we won the All Ireland U/16 “B” Badminton title in 2008 while our 2011 First Year Basketball team won the East Region “A” title for the first time in the school’s history. They repeated this achievement as Second Years and were runners up in the All Ireland tournament and won the U/16 “A” Dublin title in 2012/13. The team made history in 2015, winning the school’s first ever Dublin U/19 Division 1 basketball title.
The school is active in Debating and in 2008/9 and 2011/12 reached the All Ireland Semi Finals of the Concern Debates competition. The Library is open twice a week at lunch time for those who wish to borrow books or play board games. On other days at lunchtime the Library is used for various student clubs including History and Irish clubs.
The school also has a drama club which meets once or twice a week and mounts a major performance each year. In 2015 they performed A Few Good Men.
Finally the school has a very active Student’s Council, membership of which is open to Second, Third, Transition Years, Fifth and Sixth Years.
Students are encouraged to involve themselves in those activities that appeal to them as a part of their overall education.