Coláiste Na Ríochta is informed by a community service ethos and accordingly is open to all members of the community irrespective of age, gender, academic ability, class or creed.

To this end the school continues to provide and develop in collaboration with social partners’ comprehensive programmes of post-primary, further and adult education.

The school aims to provide a respect within the community for all types of learning and personal achievement and is committed to developing in its students the necessary skills to become responsible citizens in a participative and pluralist society.