Welcome to the ESMS Virtual Open Day. Come and take a look around and find out what makes our vibrant family of schools so special. 

Meet our Principal, Mrs Linda Moule, in the video below before getting to know our three schools. 

ESMS is a diamond model school, with a co-educational Nursery and Junior School. We offer single-sex but closely twinned education for the early teenage years when girls move to The Mary Erskine School and boys to Stewart’s Melville College. Pupils are then brought back together again for Sixth Form, to prepare them for life beyond school. We also offer flexible Boarding options from age 10. Throughout their time at ESMS pupils are given endless opportunities to challenge themselves, discover what they are capable of and excel in ways they never thought possible. 

Find out more about our schools on this site and have a look around our incredible facilities in our new 360 Virtual Tour. If you would like any further information, or to book an in person tour on 25 September please get in touch with our Admissions Team at  admissions@esms.org.uk or call +44(0)131 311 1111 and we will be happy to help.

ESMS Junior School

Independent Nursery and Primary School for girls and boys aged 3-11 in Edinburgh.

The Mary Erskine School

Independent day and boarding school for girls aged 12-18 in Edinburgh.

Stewart's Melville College

Independent day and boarding school for boys aged 12-18 in Edinburgh.

Hear from our Pupils

Meet some pupils from across ESMS and find out what they love most about their school.

Watch our Senior Strings Group Perform

We hope you will enjoy this uplifting performance of Walk the Moon's 'Shut up and Dance' by our ESMS Senior Strings Group, who continued to practise and play at home during lockdown and when in person rehearsals weren't allowed.

What is a Diamond Model?

A diamond model combines the academic benefits of single-sex education with the social advantages of co-educational, giving children the best of both worlds.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know it is natural to have lots of questions and we have collated some of the questions that we have been asked most over the years.

Fees

Find out more about our Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships.

Admissions

Virtually meet our Admissions team and learn more about our Admissions Processes.

Apply Now

If you are ready to apply, please click below to be taken to our application form.