About St George's Boarding School

Are you looking for an Edinburgh all girls' boarding school on a secure and private campus?

At St George's we offer a British boarding school experience. Nearly all of our pupils come from the UK meaning that our pupils speak English all the time, and our international pupils get the very best of a British style education in the UK.

55 boarders - approx 50% UK and 50% from overseas

Girl residential boarding numbers are around 55 students and include UK and international pupils ranging in age from 11 to 18. They all live in Houldsworth house, which is situated at the edge of the school's private grounds, only 20 minutes walk from the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland's iconic capital city.

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In Houldsworth and its surrounding private grounds, we aim to create a 'home from home' environment for our boarders in which they can feel secure in a close-knit structured environment in a similar way to siblings in a family, where older and younger housemates can learn from each other and offer support to one another.

Although we offer a British boarding experience we very much pride ourselves on being an international community and enjoy sharing and celebrating each other's customs and festivals.

In order to meet the needs of each individual family, it is possible to board for an occasional night as well as on a weekly or full-time basis. We are always happy to facilitate an overnight stay during which a girl can sample life in our dynamic and upbeat boarding family.

Jill Bryce
Head of Boarding

 To find out more about boarding have a look at the links below and call admissions on T: 0131 311 8008, E: admissions@stge.org.uk


 Download: Boarding leaflet for international students including a student case study who lives in Hong Kong.