A new, private primary school is opening in Kenmare in September.
The Kenmare Steiner school is only the fifth of its kind in Ireland but so far, does not have official recognition from the Department of Education and Skills.
However, parent Siobhán Ní Ghairbhí says the school has retained the services of a Department of Education qualified teacher.
Named after the Austrian academic, Rudolph Steiner, its child-centred approach is learning through play, language and activity.
Already seven pupils have been enrolled but numbers are limited to 18, aged between five and seven years.
Ms Ní Ghairbhí says the new venture is multi-denominational and welcomes children of all abilities and backgrounds. She says it aims to achieve official recognition before long as the four other Steiner schools have.