Host Family Programme Dublin
Key Facts

Location: Sutton Park School
Age: 11 – 17
Dates: 16 June to 11 August 2024 (8 weeks)
Fixed Arrival Dates: 16 June | 30 June | 14 July | 28 July
Accommodation Type: Host Family – Twin/Triple Room Sharing


Located on the beautiful Howth peninsula on Dublin Bay, Sutton Park School is situated 12km from Dublin City Centre and 15 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport. Sutton is a friendly and safe residential area of the city beside Howth fishing village, an area famous to tourists and Irish people alike!

Award Winning Programme

Apollo is the proud winner of eight Study Travel Star Awards!

Apollo is the first language school in Ireland to be inducted into the StudyTravel Super Star Hall of Fame after winning the ‘Star Junior Programme for under 18s’ award for five years in a row in 2018, 2019, 2020/2021, 2022 and again in 2023. We also won the ‘Star New School’ Award in 2019 as well as winning in the ‘English Language School – Europe’ category twice in 2022 and 2023.

Sutton Park School

Sutton Park School is a prestigious private high school with superb teaching and sports facilities and has welcomed international students for more than 20 years.

The school’s facilities include numerous computer labs, arts and crafts room, tennis courts, indoor sports hall and extensive all-weather outdoor football/hockey pitches as well as its own cafeteria where students are served hot lunch every day Monday-Friday.

Accommodation and Transport

Accommodation is offered in experienced local host families in a twin/triple room sharing.  We can no longer guarantee one nationality per host family.

Apollo offers its own private bus service for students to travel to and from the school each day as well as private transport for all excursions. Read more about your accommodation here.

It's All included!

15 hours’ tuition
per week

15 hours’ tuition per week (1 hour = 60 minutes) following a zig-zag timetable of both morning and afternoon mixed nationality classes (max. 15 per class).

Apollo Focus

Apollo Focus: 9 hours’ optional extra tuition per week (over 3 days) completely free of charge in addition to 15 hour programme. The focus of the lessons is on project work and communication and students can choose the Apollo Focus option when with us at the school instead of regular activities.

Host Family

Host Family Accommodation: twin/triple rooms sharing on a full-board basis.

All meals included

Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner from family every day and additional lunch/packed lunch in the school cafeteria Monday-Friday.

Superb facilities

Use of school facilities including all-weather pitch, sports grounds, tennis & basketball courts, indoor gymnasium, computer labs and arts & crafts room.

Activities, visits and trips

A wide variety of activities every day
2 Full day trips per week on Wednesdays & Saturdays
2 evening activities per week

Private transport

Private Transport: private bus transport provided daily to and from the families which are located close to the school.

Apollo Course Workbook

Apollo Course Workbook: each student will receive their very own course workbook filled with interesting topics & activities to follow during their course. Students will bring their workbook home giving them a sense of accomplishment & giving parents the opportunity to see what their son/daughter has been learning while in Ireland.

Apollo Student App

Access your programme, time-table, excursion information & more via the Apollo app.


Free WIFI throughout school.

Our Prices


Sutton Park School – Host Family Programme
Dates & Prices 2024
Programme dates: 16 June – 11 August 2024 (8 weeks)
Host family package price: €975
(per week)
Airport transfers: €80 each way to/from Dublin Airport
Fixed Arrival dates: 16 June | 30 June | 14 July | 28 July 2024
Duration: 1 week: 16 June or 28 July 2024 only

2+ weeks: all start dates as above

View/download Summer programmes brochure here.
  • The Apollo Adult School is located in Dublin city centre in Dublin 2 within 5 minutes' walk to Grafton Street and St Stephen's Green. Lad Lane is a quiet street just off Baggot Street in the city's central business district and there is an abundance of coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops on our doorstep.
    The Apollo Adult School
  • Very kind and enthusiastic staff. Apollo Focus was great. We learned and created, good mix! We also learned typical Irish dances during activities and typical Irish sport, challenging and cool!
    Emi, Spain.
  • My host family was perfect and the Apollo staff were perfect. I loved Apollo Focus. I learned a lot of things and had fun. Thank you for this beautiful experience, keep going!
    Franco Eduardo, Italy.
  • Very good book for class. Activities every day are interesting. The host family was very clean, friendly and they were communicative always. Overall a good experience.
    Tim, Belgium.
  • Apollo Focus is amazing. My host family was the best and I loved the Apollo staff! We were never bored, and always doing something fun. I will recommend Apollo to all my friends. I will choose Apollo every time.
    Anna Bov, Russia.
  • Trips and excursions were organised perfectly and I will always remember them. Fantastic morning and evening activities, there’s nothing to improve on. The staff were super, even more than excellent and I can’t wait to return!
    Mar, Belgium.
  • We do so many good activities in class, they’re very enjoyable. I will miss the staff and teachers so much! The food at school is delicious. My host family was awesome I felt so lucky. Apollo Focus was excellent. Don’t change anything, it’s all perfect.
    Clement, France.
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