De la Salle College Macroom is a voluntary secondary boys' school that caters for approximately 300 students. It is situated at the Western end of the town, with the entrance off New Street. Although there are no longer any members of the De la Salle order present, the ethos that they established in 1934 still informs all aspects of school life.
The college's mission statement encapsulates this:
"Our Community aims to assist our pupils to develop their full potential in a Christian environment. In our school this vision will be achieved by mutual respect and co-operation amongst all partners in an open, safe and caring environment"