Single-sex but closely twinned with The Mary Erskine School
The ESMS model combines the academic benefits of single-sex education with the social advantages of co-educational, giving students the best of both worlds. Children are taught together in the Junior School to help them build positive relationships with the opposite sex. As they approach their teenage years students are taught separately with boys moving to Stewart's Melville College and girls to The Mary Erskine School. They remain closely connected through a shared House system and a range of co-education activities, including trips, shows and orchestras. At Sixth Form the students then come back together again for a pre-University experience that will help your son prepare for life beyond school.
School Coach Service and Boarding
For those students who live further away from school, we offer a daily coach service across Edinburgh, the Lothians, and Fife. We also offer Boarding facilities in our family-style boarding house. With a capacity of 30, Dean Park House provides a comfortable, close-knit and happy home from home for children from Primary 6 to Sixth Form. Our co-educational boarding arrangements create lots of opportunities for social interaction, strong academic support and a consistent and supportive ethos for all our boarders. Find out more about Boarding at ESMS here.
Opportunities at Stewart’s Melville College
At Stewart’s Melville College we can offer your child extraordinary opportunities. Students from the school have represented their country at sport, formed The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo choir and gone on incredible trips to diverse locations including Malawi, Vietnam, New Zealand, South Africa and China.
Find out more about life at school below or click here for Admissions information.
Take a Tour of our School
Click here to enjoy our 360° Virtual Tour of Stewart's Melville College; an inspiring place to learn with our traditional Old College, built by renowned architect David Rhind in 1848, complemented with state-of-the-art modern facilities. In addition, we have extensive playing fields at Inverleith that are used for rugby, hockey and cricket.
" ...One of the biggest strengths of Stewart’s Melville College has to be the wide array of achievements by people in a multitude of contexts."
Joe Ewing, Former SMC Pupil