Merchiston Castle School

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Independent schools in Scotland

Are you looking for an independent school in Scotland? There are more than 50 independent private schools in Scotland, including day and boarding schools, boys' schools, girls' schools, prep schools, senior schools and sixth forms.

You will find the schools listed at the bottom of this page with basic directory information; you can use the filters to narrow your search, and find schools near you with our postcode search.

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Craigclowan School & Nursery

Edinburgh Road,
Perth,
PH2 8PS,
Perth & Kinross

www.craigclowan-school.co.uk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Craigclowan School & Nursery

Loretto School

Linkfield Road,
Musselburgh,
EH21 7RE,
East Lothian

www.loretto.com

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Loretto School

Merchiston Castle School

294 Colinton Road,
Edinburgh,
EH13 0PU

www.merchiston.co.uk

Boys, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Merchiston Castle School

St Leonards School

South Street,
St Andrews,
KY16 9QJ,
Fife

stleonards-fife.org

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about St Leonards School

Albyn School

17-23 Queen's Road,
Aberdeen,
AB15 4PB

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al-Qalam Primary & High School

Ben Nevis Road,
Paisley,
PA2 7LA,
Renfrewshire

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Ardvreck School

Crieff,
PH7 4EX,
Perth & Kinross

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Basil Paterson School & College

65/66 Queen Street,
Edinburgh,
EH2 4NA

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Belhaven Hill School

Belhaven Road,
Dunbar,
EH42 1NN,
East Lothian

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Belmont House School

Sandringham Avenue,
Newton Mearns,
Glasgow,
G77 5DU

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cargilfield School

45 Gamekeeper’s Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 6HU

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Cedars School of Excellence

31 Ardgowan Square,
Greenock,
PA16 8NJ,
Renfrewshire

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Clifton Hall School

Newbridge,
Edinburgh,
EH28 8LQ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Dollar Academy

Dollar,
FK14 7DU,
Clackmannanshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Drumduan School

Clovenside Road,
Forres,
IV36 2RD,
Moray

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Edinburgh Montessori Arts School

18N Liberton Brae,
Edinburgh,
EH16 6AE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Edinburgh Steiner School

60-64 Spylaw Road,
Edinburgh,
EH10 5BR

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

ESMS Junior School

11 Queensferry Terrace,
Edinburgh,
EH4 3EQ

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Fairview International School, Bridge of Allan

52 Kenilworth Road,
Bridge of Allan,
FK9 4RY,
Stirling

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Fernhill School

Fernbrae Avenue,
Burnside, Rutherglen,
Glasgow,
G73 4SG

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Fettes College

Carrington Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 1QX

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Fettes College Preparatory School

East Fettes Avenue,
Edinburgh,
EH4 1DL

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory.

George Heriot's School

Lauriston Place,
Edinburgh,
EH3 9EQ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

George Watson's College

69-71 Colinton Road,
Edinburgh,
EH10 5EG

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Glenalmond College, Perth

Glenalmond,
Perth,
PH1 3RY,
Perth & Kinross

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Gordonstoun

Elgin,
IV30 5RF,
Moray

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hamilton College

Bothwell Road,
Hamilton,
ML3 0AY,
South Lanarkshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

High School of Dundee

Euclid Crescent,
Dundee,
DD1 1HU

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hutchesons' Grammar School

21 Beaton Road,
Glasgow,
G41 4NW

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Aberdeen

Pitfodels House, North Deeside Road,
Pitfodels, Cults,
Aberdeen,
AB15 9PN

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Kelvinside Academy

33 Kirklee Road,
Glasgow,
G12 0SW

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Kilgraston School

Bridge of Earn,
Perth,
PH2 9BQ,
Perth & Kinross

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lathallan School

Brotherton Castle,
Johnshaven,
Montrose,
DD10 0HN,
Angus

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lomond School

10 Stafford Street,
Helensburgh,
G84 9JX,
Argyll & Bute

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Loretto Junior School

North Esk Lodge,
1 North High Street,
Musselburgh,
EH21 6JA,
East Lothian

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Mannafields Christian School

Unit B12, St Margaret's House,
151 London Road,
Edinburgh,
EH7 6AE

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Morrison's Academy

Ferntower Road,
Crieff,
PH7 3AN,
Perth & Kinross

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Olivewood Primary School

81 Lister Street,
Glasgow,
G4 0BZ

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

OneSchool Global UK Caledonia (North) Campus

Millden,
Balmedie,
AB23 8YY,
Aberdeenshire

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

OneSchool Global UK Caledonia (South) Campus

The Pavillions,
Stirling Road,
Alloa,
FK10 1TA,
Clackmannanshire

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Queen Victoria School

Dunblane,
FK15 0JY,
Perthshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Regius School

69a Whitehill Street,
Newcraighall,
Edinburgh,
EH21 8QZ

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Robert Gordon's College

Schoolhill,
Aberdeen,
AB10 1FE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Aloysius' College

45 Hill Street,
Glasgow,
G3 6RJ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Columba's School

Duchal Road,
Kilmacolm,
PA13 4AU,
Renfrewshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St George's School for Girls

Garscube Terrace,
Edinburgh,
EH12 6BG

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Margaret's School for Girls

17 Albyn Place,
Aberdeen,
AB10 1RU

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's Music School

Coates Hall,
25 Grosvenor Crescent,
Edinburgh,
EH12 5EL

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St. Mary's School

Abbey Park,
Melrose,
TD6 9LN,
Borders

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Stewart's Melville College

Queensferry Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 3EZ

Boys, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Strathallan School

Forgandenny,
Perth,
PH2 9EG,
Perth & Kinross

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Compass School

West Road,
Haddington,
EH41 3RD,
East Lothian

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Edinburgh Academy

42 Henderson Row,
Edinburgh,
EH3 5BL

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Glasgow Academy, Kelvinbridge

Colebrooke Street,
Kelvinbridge,
Glasgow,
G12 8HE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Glasgow Academy, Milngavie

Mugdock Road,
Milngavie,
G62 8NP,
Glasgow

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

The Glasgow Academy, Newlands

54 Newlands Road,
Newlands,
Glasgow,
G43 2JG

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

The High School of Glasgow

637 Crow Road,
Glasgow,
G13 1PL

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Mary Erskine School

Ravelston,
Edinburgh,
EH4 3NT

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Wellington School

Carleton Turrets,
1 Craigweil Road,
Ayr,
KA7 2XH,
South Ayrshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.