International Schools in Edinburgh


International schools are somewhat sparse in Scotland, but may be of interest for expats moving into the community. Schools offer a range of qualifications like internal baccalaureate.

European School
Address: Thame La
Culham Abingdon OX14 3DZ United Kingdom Tel: 01235 522 621
There are three Nursery classes offering English, French and German instruction. The Primary and Secondary Schools have five language sections: German, English, French, Italian and Dutch. All pupils from Year 1 Primary onwards are taught a second language, which may be English, French or German.

The International School Of Aberdeen
Address: Pitfodels House, North Deeside Road,
Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9PN , Scotland UK
Tel: 01224 730 300
The school is organized into three sections: Elementary (Pre-school—grade 5), Middle School (grades 6—8) and High School (grades 9—12). There are approximately 350 students, with 35 nationalities represented in the student population. ISA’s teaching staff (from the UK, US, and ten other countries) are university certified and more than half hold advanced degrees.

The International Summer School of Scotland (ISSOS)
Address: 69 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5TF Scotland United Kingdom
Tel: 44(0) 3300 777 247
The exclusive ISSOS summer program offers high school students from all over the world (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in one of two amazing, historic and picturesque university towns of St Andrews and Cambridge. Unlike other summer schools, only 10 percent of students from any single nationality.

French schools

  • la Petite Ecole
    Set up by a parent association in 1987, it runs courses several times a week for children 3 to 15 years old and is open to French or bilingual families.
  • la Grande Ecole
    contact : le Français en Ecosse
    41 St Bernard’s Crescent
    Edinburgh EH4 1NR
    tél : + 44 (0)131 343 2222
    Elise Gay:
    Open since September 2006, it provides support to school children enrolled at the National Center for Distance Learning (CNED) for the module "Maîtrise du langage et de la langue française (Control of language and the French language)", from Cours préparatoire to Cours Moyen 2ème année (primary school level).
  • SQA Easter exam revision courses for secondary pupils
    Institut Français d’Ecosse
    13 Randolph Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7TT
    The Institut Francais d’Ecosse offers SQA exam revision courses for Standard Grade, Higher and Advanced Higher levels.

Update 8/04/2011


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