Margaret Aylward Community College was established over 40 years ago by the Sisters of the Holy Faith in September 1969 at the request of the Archbishop of Dublin. In 1983 it was transferred to the City of Dublin VEC now known as City of Dublin Education and Training Board
The Education Policy of the school is to provide an atmosphere in which students can develop their full potential. Punctuality, regular attendance, good manners and a serious attitude to study are regarded as essential. The religious and moral development of the student forms an important part of the school policy.
The college has a well-deserved reputation for its high academic standards and continues to improve and expand the range of subjects and options to meet the ever changing needs of students and society.