Private Schools in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has 11 of Scotland’s best private schools which take secondary pupils, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well.

Out of these 11 schools 9 are academically selective, meaning potential pupils need to go through a single or multi-stage admissions examination. Only Loretto School and the Edinburgh Steiner School are not academically selective.

All schools do however offer some form of bursaries and scholarships for pupils coming from financially challenged backgrounds who may not be able to fully afford tuition fees.

How Much Do Private Schools in Edinburgh Cost?

Day Fees range from £8,836 to £24,375 per academic year.
Boarding Fees range from £21,162 to £31,245 per academic year.

Types of Private Schools Available in Edinburgh?

Schools Offering Boarding: 6 (55%)
Co-Educational Schools: 7 (63%)
Boys Only Schools: 2 (18%)
Girls Only Schools: 2 (18%)

Edinburgh Independent Schools
Clifton Hall SchoolEdinburgh AcademyEdinburgh Steiner SchoolFettes CollegeGeorge Heriots SchoolGeorge Watsons CollegeLoretto SchoolMary Erskine SchoolMerchiston Castle SchoolSt. Georges School for GirlsStewarts Melville College

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