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, and all girls' boarding has been at the heart of our school community for over 100 years.

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

Girl residential boarding numbers are around 60 students and include UK and international pupils ranging in 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 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 and be all that they can be academically, socially and emotionally.

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

Click on the orange play button on the podcast above or open in your browser to hear Jill Bryce, Deputy Head Boarding and Sixth Form, talk about boarding at St George's.

PDF download: boarding leaflet pdf