Boarding at ESMS

Boarding school for boys and girls aged 10-18 years in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rated "Excellent" in all categories assessed in a recent Care Inspectorate Report.
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For international students and children whose parents work outside of Scotland or the UK, who live in rural Scotland or who live too far from Edinburgh to commute daily, our boarding houses provide a comfortable, close-knit and happy home from home for children from Primary 6 to Sixth Form. Each house has space for up to 30 boarders. Their size means that boarding is just like being a member of an extended family. Boarders often forge deep and lasting friendships. The relationship between children and staff is based on trust, respect and genuine affection.

Why come to school in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh, winner for the third year in a row of The Telegraph: Britain's 20 Best Cities 

ESMS Boarding House girls looking at iPad

Boarding for Girls

Erskine House for girls offers boarding places to girls aged 10-18 years. Located in Edinburgh, Scotland

ESMS Boarders playing pool

Boarding for Boys

Dean Park House for boys offers boarding places to boys aged 10-18 years. Located in Edinburgh, Scotland

Boarding Facilities

Spacious, comfortable houses in landscaped gardens with purpose-built relaxation areas, WiFi throughout and access to excellent sports facilities

Care, Guidance & Communication

At Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools the education and happiness of the children in our care is our greatest priority