St. Kevin’s College was founded by the Christian Brothers in 1967. The pre-fabricated school buildings were situated on the grounds of the present-day Catholic Church on Ballygall Road East. The school quickly gained a reputation for academic achievement and student numbers grew rapidly. It moved to permanent premises on its present site, also on Ballygall Road East, in 1979
Rapid growth continued and in the 1986/87 school year student numbers reached their highest ever level at 610.
The student body currently is 500 plus.
Mixed Ability was introduced instead of streaming in 2010/2011. This is now school policy.
As recently as 10 years ago, the age profile of the staff was quite high and very few teachers were female. With increasing enrolment of students and retirement of teachers, the age profile of the teaching staff has changed dramatically. Currently there is an equal divide of male and female teaching staff
Like all former Christian Brother schools, St. Kevin’s is now under the trusteeship of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust where it continues to service the educational needs of the local community.