Scotland's Boarding Schools

Choice, Diversity, Excellence

Scotland’s Boarding Schools offer a wide range of choice and diversity. The different types of schools each have something unique to offer, so we have highlighted some benefits of each to help you weigh up what might suit your son or daughter best.

  • Albyn School

    • Location: Aberdeen
    • Age range of boarders: 12 to 18 years
    • Number of boarders: 5 (<2% of Upper School)
  • Ardvreck School

    Ardvreck School

    • Location: Perthshire
    • Age range of boarders: 7-13 years
    • Number of boarders: 47 (41% of school)
  • Belhaven Hill School

    Belhaven Hill School

    • Location: Dunbar
    • Age range of boarders: 8-13 years
    • Number of boarders: 75 (65% of school)
  • Cargilfield Prep School

    Cargilfield Prep School

    • Location: Edinburgh
    • Age range of boarders: 8-13 years
    • Number of boarders: 40 (13% of school)
  • Dollar Academy

    Dollar Academy

    • Location: Clackmannanshire
    • Age range of boarders: 10–18 years
    • Number of boarders: 88 (7% of school)
  • Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

    • Location: Edinburgh
    • Age range of boarders: 10–18 years
    • Number of boarders: 47 (2% of school)
  • Fettes College

    Fettes College

    • Location: Edinburgh
    • Age range of boarders: 7–18 years
    • Number of boarders: 437 (57% of school)
  • Glenalmond College

    Glenalmond College

    • Location: Perthshire
    • Age range of boarders: 12 – 18 years
    • Number of boarders: 304 (80% of school)
  • Gordonstoun

    Gordonstoun

    • Location: Moray
    • Age range of boarders: 8–18 years
    • Number of boarders: 471 (81% of school)
  • Kilgraston School

    Kilgraston

    • Location: Perthshire
    • Age range of boarders: 8 – 18 years
    • Number of boarders: 86 (33% of school)
  • Lathallan School

    Lathallan School

    • Location: Angus
    • Age range of boarders: 10+ years
    • Number of boarders: 33 (14% of school)
  • Lomond School

    Lomond School

    • Location: Helensburgh
    • Age range of boarders: 8 – 18 years
    • Number of boarders: 57 (14% of school)
  • Loretto School

    • Location: Musselburgh
    • Age range of boarders: 11 - 18 years
    • Number of boarders: 260 (42% of school)
  • Merchiston Castle School

    Merchiston Castle School

    • Location: Edinburgh
    • Age range of boarders: 7-18 years
    • Number of boarders: 316 (69% of school)
  • Queen Victoria School

    Queen Victoria School

    • Location: Stirlingshire
    • Age range of boarders: 10-18 years
    • Number of boarders: 267 (100% of school)
  • St Georges School For Girls

    St George’s School for Girls

    • Location: Edinburgh
    • Age range of boarders: 10-18 years
    • Number of boarders: 55 (6% ofschool)
  • St Leonards School

    St Leonards School

    • Location: St Andrews, Fife
    • Age range of boarders: 10-19 years
    • No of boarders: 122 (23% of School)
  • St Marys Preparatory School

    St Mary’s Preparatory School

    • Location: Melrose
    • Age range of boarders: 8 – 13 years
    • Number of boarders: 33 (19% of school)
  • Strathallan School

    Strathallan School

    • Location: Perthshire
    • Age range of boarders: 9 to 18 years
    • Number of boarders: 352 (63% of school)