Rockford Manor is a member of CEIST (Catholic Education, an Irish Schools Trust).
CEIST is the trustee body for the voluntary secondary schools of the Presentation Sisters and four other Congregations with responsibility for over 100 schools in Ireland.
CEIST is built on the founding vision of the five Congregations, emphasising the dignity and rights of the human person, empowering the most vulnerable in society and enabling young people to become catalysts for social transformation throughout the world. CEIST is committed to promoting inclusion, hospitality, excellence and compassion in a teaching and learning environment inspired by the Gospel and by the unique wisdom of its respective Founders.
The core values of CEIST could be summarised in the following quotation:
“Opening minds to the lifelong search for a wisdom that is deeper than information, for an understanding of life that goes beyond knowledge, for an appreciation of the dignity of the other that is respectful of difference” — Mons. Dermot Lane (Theologian)
Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation Congregation is regarded as a pioneer of Catholic Education and her work laid the foundation for the voluntary school system in Ireland.