St George's School, Edinburgh

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
St George's School in Edinburgh, Scotland.


About St George's School, Edinburgh

Mission statement

“To equip girls with the range of academic and life skills needed to become ‘women of independent mind’ for the future.”


Students at St George’s will sit GCSE exams in preparation for Scottish Higher and Advanced Higher exams. The school offers a small number of A Level exams, but most pupils choose five Higher subjects, followed by three Advanced Higher subjects the following year.

Approximately 90% of pupils leaving St George’s are accepted into their first-choice place of university or college. Popular universities for St George’s students include St Andrews, Edinburgh, and Bristol. Around half of students choose to stay in Scotland, with the other half continuing to further study in England, Northern Ireland, France, USA and Asia.

Activities & sports

A rigorous academic programme is combined with extra-curricular activities and sports to provide a well-rounded education at St George’s. Girls can benefit from excellent sporting facilities, such as the 12 Astro tennis courts. All girls in the Lower School receive tennis lessons, and the St George's tennis team regularly competes against other schools. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Debating, Model United Nations and Combined Cadet Force are all popular co-curricular options and provide students with opportunities to challenge themselves and develop new skills.

International student community

Scotland is a friendly place for international students to live and 30% of the country’s student population comes from overseas, making it easy for students to adapt. Similarly, international students are welcomed and form an important part of the student community at St George’s.

The school holds the British Council’s International School Award which recognises its commitment to promoting international awareness and intercultural understanding throughout the school. St George’s strives to support their international students, and many of the learning support staff hold qualifications in teaching English as a second language.

Boarding life

The boarding community at St George’s is small in comparison to many schools, with around 50 pupils boarding. Half of all boarders are international students.

Having fewer boarders means that students form close relationships with each other and can benefit from individualised support from boarding staff. Being in the centre of Edinburgh allows boarders to explore the city at the weekends.


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