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About Edinburgh - A Reputation for Education
Why come to school in Edinburgh?
St George's is fortunate to be based in a tranquil parkland setting, with views to Edinburgh Castle, in the West End of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Edinburgh is one of the world’s most beautiful cities with numerous accolades for its environment, economy, innovation and architecture.
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Scottish education is respected worldwide
Since the Scottish Enlightenment period of the 18th century, which produced many intellectual and scientific accomplishments, Scotland has enjoyed a reputation for the quality of its education system. Today, Scotland is still respected worldwide for its education. Scotland’s universities are internationally renowned for their research, discoveries and innovations.
Most international families who choose Edinburgh want their children to be educated in an English-speaking European country with good transport links and they are attracted by Edinburgh’s safe and friendly reputation, and the quality of life on offer.
Edinburgh boasts a stunning landscape, a rich cultural heritage and modern vibrant city. Each year boarders enjoy visits to sites such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the National Museum of Scotland, the National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Galleries, which are only a few minutes' walk from the boarding house. Edinburgh is also the home of the renowned Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe Festival — the largest arts festival in the world.
Edinburgh is an excellent gateway to the rest of Scotland and boarders enjoy trips and activities around Scotland including outward bound activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, water sports and skiing in the Cairngorms.
For families who are interested in boarding their daughter at St George’s the school is 15 minutes drive from Edinburgh’s International Airport and a short walk or bus trip from Edinburgh’s Haymarket railway station and Edinburgh’s West End.