Please note due to the inclement weather and the safety of children and staff, the school will  remain closed on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017.  The Principal may be contacted on 086-8488753. 

Welcome to the website of St. Mary’s Special School Johnstown, Navan, Co. Meath. The Board of Management, Principal, teachers, auxiliary staff and pupils send their warmest greetings to parents, friends and past pupils at home and all over the world.

 “Welcome to our school website, we hope you enjoy your visit.”

ambrose lavery

Ambrose Lavery
Principal St. Mary’s Special School


St. Mary’s Special School: 1977-2017 40 Years of serving Meath and its surrounding counties

This year marks the 40th year of St. Mary’s Special Schools existence. From small humble beginnings with less than a dozen pupils and two classrooms to over 80 pupils, 12 classrooms, a special care unit & an autistic centre, St. Mary’s has grown tenfold. With a new school on the way and various projects underway such as Class 7’s Junior Entrepreneur Program and Class A4’s Irish Aid Program, the future has never looked brighter for Special Needs Education in Meath.



St. Mary’s new school Campus

Planning permission has been granted for a new build school in the Johnstown Campus due to open September 2018. There are 82 students in our school who attend from the all over Meath and the borders of Cavan, Louth and Dublin.

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Graphics Of Our Proposed New School