Welcome to Scotland’s Boarding Schools – a subsidiary brand of Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS).

There are 18 schools that offer boarding in Scotland, all within easy reach of Scotland’s international aiports, that meet the needs of around 3,500 boarding students from Scotland, the UK and overseas.

Scotland’s Boarding Schools offer a wide choice including girls’, boys’, co-educational, preparatory, senior, all through, faith-based, urban and rural schools. All inspire and encourage each individual student to be all that they can be. All the schools are strong academically and offer many opportunities to learn about the classroom but they each have their own distinctive ethos and identity.

Through the information, photos and film footage on this web portal, we hope you will gain a good insight into what each school has to offer.

Please use the site to find out what you need to know. You can also get in touch and register to receive news and updates about Open Days and Admissions deadlines.


Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) is a membership organisation for independent, fee-paying schools and it is the authority on independent education in Scotland – its main role being to promote and represent independent schools. SCIS is also a widely respected contributor to educational development in Scotland and is a Registered Scottish Charity (No SC018033).