2024 marks the centenary of St Louis Grammar School. 100 years ago, on 8th January 1924, the first four of the Sisters of St Louis arrived in Ballymena. There was no education available for girls locally before this and the local Parish Priest, Canon O'Donnell, had long been anxious to address this by establishing a Convent that would provide for the education of the Catholic girls of Ballymena.

From an initial enrolment of only 35 pupils in September 1924, today St Louis is a thriving school, with 1,181 pupils. Regularly recognised as one of the top performing schools in Northern Ireland, St Louis is committed to providing excellent educational opportunities for each pupil to develop his/her unique talents to the full in a secure, caring environment.

Below is an outline of the events to celebrate the first 100 years and to look forward to the next 100! We warmly invite you to participate in as many of them as you can and are looking forward to welcoming back past pupils, parents and staff throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you at St Louis Grammar School, for what promises to be a wonderful twelve months of celebration.

All of our Centenary events can be viewed here. To be kept updated about our these events please sign up to the Friends of St Louis mailing list here.