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, creed or ethnic background.

To this end the school continues to provide and develop, in collaboration with social and global citizen education 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 globalcitizens in a participative and pluralist society.