There are a variety of extra curricular activities that students can avail of.
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. By 2018 we had won seven U/16 hurling titles in ten years with a Leinster title won in 2014. The U/14 hurlers won the Dublin title in 2017 and 2018, adding the 2018 Leinster title to their Dublin win.
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 Senior hurlers put back to back titles together in 2014 and 2015 and won again in 2017.
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 Library Social Club is open three times a week at lunch time for those who wish to borrow books, play board games or just hang out and chat with friends. 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. Recent productions have included A Few Good Men, The Shawshank Redemption and Good Will Hunting. In 2019 they will produce Chariots of Fire.
There is an active Amber Flag Committee which promotes the mental health of the student body.
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.