St Mary’s of Melrose
St Mary’s Melrose is an independent co-educational prep school for 2 to 13 year olds offering day, weekly and flexi boarding. The close-knit community of staff, pupils and parents is the backbone of this thriving, dynamic school which aims to provide a first-class all-round education in a happy stimulating learning environment. The only prep school in the heart of the Borders with excellent links to Edinburgh on the Borders Railway, the school prides itself on a generous pupil to adult ratio of 1:7 and an average academic class size of 14
St Mary’s helps pupils to achieve the best standards in all areas of the curriculum - both in the classroom and through sport, expressive arts, outdoor learning and clubs. Middle and Senior School pupils are all involved in singing events and drama productions throughout the busy school year along with the regular orchestra and choirs. Wednesdays are match days with sport fixtures played both north and south of the Border followed by the all-important hearty match tea.
Flexi and weekly boarding at St Mary’s is immensely popular; the full boys’ and girls’ houses allow children to board for as many or few nights a week as required in a home from home environment with a raft of exciting activities to keep them busy and entertained. See the Boarders’ Blog on the website for a real taste of boarding at St Mary’s. This also gives a welcome break to families facing a long school run.
Common Entrance in Year 8 is the culmination of Form 8 pupils’ time at the school with a number also sitting scholarships. St Mary’s’ school leavers depart as independent learners with the confidence and knowledge to face the new challenges ahead – with a smile on their face.
The school also has some exciting developments on the horizon. They would be happy to show you around!