Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

Type: Day / Boarding / Single Sex (Boys only)
Age Range: 3-18
Head's Name: Linda Moule
Address: Ravelston
Phone: 0131 311 1111
Division: Scottish

School Profile

ESMS are a unique family of independent schools for boys and girls in Edinburgh whose educational provision ensures that boys and girls are able to make the best social, emotional and academic progress possible in an outstanding educational environment. Children are taught together from Nursery to Primary 7 at our ESMS Junior School, after which they benefit from single-sex but closely twinned senior school education before joining together again in a co-educational Sixth Form.

At senior school, the girls attend The Mary Erskine School and the boys Stewart's Melville College. Taught separately, the girls and boys have more freedom to be themselves, gain confidence and achieve their potential while benefiting from a shared guidance structure and an extensive range of coeducational extra-curricular opportunities. Our students spend their Sixth Form together, preparing for the university life that beckons.

Throughout their school life, all our boys and girls are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone and take part in some of the many extra-curricular activities available to them. Whether that be exploring nature and overcoming physical challenges in Outdoor Education, or taking to the stage with one of over 50 of the schools’ active bands, choirs and orchestras or performing arts clubs, or picking up a new sport, our children are confident in taking on new challenges.

For children whose parents work overseas or live too far from Edinburgh to commute daily, our boarding house provide a comfortable, close-knit and happy home from home for children from Primary 6 to Sixth Form.  Daily coach services are offered across Edinburgh, the Lothians, and Fife. Full day care is available for all Junior School children before and after school, as well as throughout the holidays.

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