St Malachy's College is steeped in over 185 years of tradition which remains strong through the living of our motto, "Gloria Ab Intus" - "Glory from Within!" The College also maintains its reputation as a flagship for Catholic education, welcoming boys from all faiths and backgrounds and helping them become good men ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of adult life in this rapidly changing world. A vast number of our boys become great leaders in their chosen careers, both on a local and global scale. In St Malachy’s College, there is an unrelenting pursuit of excellence by all in our community, and we all model the highest standards in our work and endeavours.
Our position in North Belfast is quite unique. We are an all-boys Catholic grammar school, successfully bringing together pupils from an extensive catchment area and from varied backgrounds, and quickly and smoothly accepting them into our College family. Here the boys will make friends for life. Malachians constantly refer to that unique camaraderie, loyalty and special bonds initiated and cemented in their years at school, and then stay with them through adulthood.
St Malachy's, as a self-evaluating school does not stand still, relying solely on its reputation for producing excellence. It is a place that is data rich and uses its analyses of relevant information to shape action planning and future developments. There is in place well-embedded systems and practices to secure the highest performance in the key areas of: ethos, moral purpose and values; academic achievement and attainment; curriculum and pastoral provision (including Child Protection and safe-guarding); learning, teaching and assessment; and, corporate and strategic leadership. On this foundation we are always building for the future so that every boy can realise his full potential and find his true passion for learning.
Our building renovations marry the beauty and strength of tradition with current and future trends and needs. When you enter the College you will see a stimulating and modern environment with state of the art facilities whilst the external appearance of our building reminds us of our history, traditions and values.