St George's School, Edinburgh

St George's School for Girls is an all-girls independent school situated in the Ravelston district of Edinburgh, Scotland.[1][2] Uniform was recently re-introduced for Six form Pupils. Many events are held in conjunction with the boys school Merchiston Castle.

St George's School
Garscube Terrace

City of Edinburgh
EH12 6BG

TypeIndependent day and boarding
MottoTrouthe and honour, fredom and curteisye
FounderDame Sarah Mair
HeadteacherAlex Hems
Age2 to 18
Colour(s)Red, navy, white

Former pupils


The girls from the ages of nine to eighteen live in Houldsworth House on the edge of the school grounds. The student Head of Boarding is elected by the boarders. As of January 2013 the school had more than 50 boarders, about 7% of the number of pupils.[6] In March 2012, St George's School celebrated the centenary of boarding at the school[7]

See also


  1. "School of excellence: St George's School". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 23 April 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  2. Bruce, Keith (18 May 2000). "Music Theatre The Bronze Axe, St George's School, Edinburgh". The Herald. Glasgow, Scotland. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  3. "Notable Alumnae " St George's School For Girls". Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. "Cordelia Fine". Cordelia Fine. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  5. "Carol Brown engaged to William H. Janeway" (PDF). The New York Times. 6 June 1969. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  6. "Scotland's Boarding Schools", Scottish Field, Edinburgh, p. 117, February 2013, retrieved 27 January 2013
  7. "Boarding Centenary", The OGA (Old Girls' Association annual magazine), Edinburgh, pp. 6–13, December 2012

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