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 house provides a comfortable, close-knit and happy home from home for children from Primary 6 to Sixth Form. Our small size means that boarding is just like being a member of an extended family. Boarders develop deep and lasting friendships that last a lifetime. The relationship between children and staff is based on trust, respect and genuine affection.

“The swishest boarding accommodation we’ve seen” – The Good Schools Guide, 2022

Please note that our Boarding House will be closing in July 2025, however we are still accepting new boarders for 2023/24 and 2024/25.

Why come to school in Edinburgh?

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

Boarding at ESMS

Dean Park House for boys and girls offers boarding places for children aged 10-18 years in Edinburgh, Scotland

Boarding Facilities

A spacious, comfortable house in landscaped gardens with purpose-built relaxation areas, WiFi throughout and access to excellent sports facilities

Boarding boys ready for ball with house mistress

Care, Guidance & Communication

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