The Edinburgh Academy is an academically selective, independent, co-educational day school for pupils aged 2 -18 years with a reputation for being caring and friendly. The Edinburgh Academy aims to be forward-looking and progressive but also greatly values its long held traditions. The School has a strong reputation for individual attention and excellence in its pastoral care and co-curricular provision. The School consists of a Senior School containing approximately 625 pupils and a Junior School containing approximately 396 pupils, and we have a Nursery department of around 100 pupils. The School is a member of HMC.
The School was founded in 1824 and has been regarded as a leading educational establishment within the City of Edinburgh and across Scotland ever since. Original Directors included the leading literary names of their age such as Sir Walter Scott. Robert Louis Stevenson and James Clerk Maxwell were also pupils at the School. The Senior School occupies a site in Henderson Row, less than a mile from Princes Street and at the northern limits of the Georgian ‘New Town’, of which it was designed to be a part.