St George’s School for Girls – Independent Day and Boarding School

St George’s School is a prominent all girls’ day and boarding school set in parkland in the heart of historic Edinburgh.

Established in 1888 by the pioneers of women’s education, St George’s is Scotland’s largest all girls’ school and the only all-through independent private school in Edinburgh for girls aged 2 to 18. Your daughter will have unrivalled learning opportunities, excellent teaching and individual support for her personal, social and intellectual development. Our flexible approach to learning and care provides a level of support few schools can match.

Rated “Excellent” by Education Scotland in 2015, St George's consistently achieves outstanding results in both Scottish and English exam qualifications. 

New school bus routes from autumn term 2018

  • ‘I like the friendly, close-knit community of St George’s girls and teachers that is always there for you. All you need to do is be the best version of yourself, and everyone will want to help you. St George’s is the perfect place to begin and leave from. My teachers have supported me throughout my time from Nursery to Upper 6. Over the years every one of them has said that I had the ability, and it was up to me to grab the opportunities and to make the most of them.' Read Mirran's full story.

    Mirren Stevens
  • ‘I am finishing my fifth year at St George’s having started as a boarder in Upper 4 when I was 14 years old. I‘m from Hong Kong. My parents both work for the Hong Kong Police Force and a work colleague recommended St George’s to them. My parents wanted to move me from my school in Hong Kong as I wasn’t focusing on my studies and they thought I might be more suited to a different environment. I found my old school quite stressful and very competitive.' Read Edith's full story.

  • ‘I started here in the Nursery. My parents were sold on the idea of a single-sex education. They felt that there would be fewer distractions without boys and less stereotyping in subjects. They also liked the size of the school; it is much smaller than some of the other options in Edinburgh. I’m happy they chose here. If I had been at a co-ed school, I’m not sure I would have gone down the science route. It is just not as common to see girls doing all the sciences as it is here.' Read Morgan's full story.

    Morgan inwood2
  • 'My mother is an old St George’s girl so it seemed natural that I would follow in her footsteps and I started here in the Nursery. My brother was here in the Nursery as well and then moved to Edinburgh Academy. Over the years I’ve enjoyed making friends across different age and friendship groups. Now I’m finishing my final year I feel as though all these groups have come together and I realise how much I value these friendships. I have a great network of friends with different interests and passions.' Read Emma's full story.

    emma rae
Empowering girls to believe in themselves

What is it like to be a pupil at an all girls' school in Edinburgh? Take a look at our video below. It covers the pupil journey from nursery and pre-school through primary and secondary and the final two years in the Sixth Form. 

Share this and help us to spread the word about St George's among your friends.

  • Alex Hems: Head's Blog Oct 5, 2018

    For St George's this has been a week of celebrating the best of our history while looking ahead to c...

  • Tennis - October News

    Congratulations to our senior tennis team of Chloe (Upper 6), Casie (Lower 6), Anna and Amelia (Uppe...

  • Hockey - October News

    On Monday the Lower 5A team played Robert Gordon's College in the second round of the S3 Scottish Cu...

  • Alex Hems, Head of St George’s, Open Morning Speech October 2018
    Welcome to St George's. I am Alex Hems, and I have the great privilege of leading this school. A wor...
  • Screens, Smartphones and Social Media: Tools, Not Tyrants
    The science about what screens and social media do to us and our daughters and strategies for health...