Coláiste Naomh Eoin was opened on the 1st September 2003 under the auspices of Coláiste Colmchille (Inverin) and the County Galway Vocational Education Committee. Since then Coláiste Naomh Eoin has gone from strength to strength catering for the entire second level educational needs of the island. Senior Cycle over two years (5th and 6th year) was first introduced in 2006. The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar awarded the school with an Independent status in September 2018.
Since that time, every student who has attended this school has succeeded in obtaining a place on a recognised third-level course. Moreover, students from Coláiste Naomh Eoin have achieved some of the best Leaving Cert results with a student having recently been awarded with the JP Mc Manus award, worth €8000.
Up to 40 pupils are enrolled in the school each year. Most of these students are boarders who stay with families on the island and the rest of the students are residents from the island.
Students come from all over Ireland to board at Coláiste Naomh Eoin.
Buildings and Facilities
The school is housed in a newly constructed building since 2004. Four classrooms, including a computer room, and the school office are located here. Interconnected to this main building is a science laboratory which was renovated in 2008 at a cost of €100,000. A brand-new woodwork, technical graphics and construction studies workshop has recently been added to our infrastructure. A new kitchen has recently been added to the school as well as a new Astro-turf pitch. The school also has use of the local football pitch and an outdoor lined tennis court.
Wireless broadband connection is available throughout the school.