ESMS Boarding watersports

Boarding for Boys

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

The boys who board with us find themselves surrounded by friends and their days filled with activity and opportunity.

We have two separate but adjacent boarding houses: Dean Park House for boys and Erskine House for girls. Each house can accommodate up to 30 boarders. Both are located on the Queensferry Road site, in the grounds of Stewart's Melville College so the boys have just a few minutes' walk to class in the morning and are also within easy walking distance of Edinburgh city centre. The boys automatically have membership to our Sports Centres, which include AstroTurf pitches, a 25m swimming pool and tennis, badminton and basketball courts. Boys aged 16 and over can also use our state-of-the-art fitness suite.  

Affordable boarding

Full boarding is available from £20,226 per year. Termly, weekly and occasional boarding options are also available.

Personal space

The boys share their bedroom with between two and five others and can personalise their space. They share with boys of similar age and Sixth Form boys have their own accommodation on the top floor.

Outdoor adventures

Life for the boarders is full of adventure, with activity weekends planned throughout the term with input from the boys themselves.

Opportunities abound

Stewart's Melville College has 63 school sports teams covering 14 sports. More than 1200 boys and girls are actively involved on a regular basis in more than 40 choirs, orchestras, ensembles and bands

The perfect location

The boys' boarding house is within easy walking distance of Edinburgh City centre and is located next door to Stewart's Melville College and ESMS Junior School.


Being able to interact with people of different ages and cultures and getting to live so close to the beautiful Edinburgh city centre as well as living on the school grounds are some of the many perks of being an ESMS boarder. 

 Mustaphis S6 from Nigeria

Bedroom sizes vary and accommodate between two and five boys. Boys will share their bedroom with similar aged boys and are free to personalise the space around them using pinboards provided. Sixth Form have their own accommodation on the top floor of the house and may have their own room depending on the number of boarders. The boarding houses are maintained regularly and are refurbished each summer holiday.  

After school most of the boys and girls take part in a number of the vast array of sporting and artistic opportunities available to them at school. At the weekends they attend planned activities such as skiing, climbing, surfing, ten pin bowling and trips to the cinema. In their leisure time, the children can relax in purpose built break-out areas and relaxation spaces equipped with the entertainment technology children and teenagers appreciate.  Andres (S6) said that "gaining my independence and making friends for life have been some of the most rewarding aspects of boarding here at ESMS."