Scotland's Boarding Schools for Boys

There are two boarding schools, for boys only, in Scotland and both are located in Edinburgh. Merchiston is a traditional boarding school with around 450 students where the majority of students board. In contrast, Stewart’s Melville College (part of the ESMS family of schools) is a city day school of around 750 pupils although it has a small boarding house.

  • ESMS

    • Location: Edinburgh
    • Age range of boarders: 10–18 years
    • Number of boarders: 49 (whole school)
  • Merchiston Castle School

    • Location: Edinburgh
    • Age range of boarders: 8-18 years
    • Number of boarders: 330

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