Founded in 1827, Loretto Senior School is one of Britain’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools. The School is set in 85 acres of leafy campus just outside Edinburgh, and is home to the Loretto Golf Academy. Loretto is well known for its emphasis on the development of the whole person in mind, body and spirit. Loretto is a small School, big on heart and big on ambition.
Our changing world is full of challenges and opportunities for young people. Finding a school that can provide a more rounded education to fully prepare them for what lies ahead is vital.
Loretto is that school.
Founded in 1827, and located in a spacious campus just outside Edinburgh, we are one of Scotland’s leading independent co-educational schools, for both boarding and day school pupils. Traditional and innovative educational methods, first-class facilities and the advantages offered by a smaller school all combine to provide a uniquely rounded learning experience for boys and girls. That rounded approach is really what sets us apart. From day one, Loretto’s founders were dedicated to blending academic excellence with a wealth of experiences beyond the classroom.
By helping boys and girls to excel in mind, body and spirit, we aim to help them unlock and fully realise their true potential. Today’s staff and pupils are living proof of the clear benefits offered by that ethos. Or to put it another way, while we may be a small school, our big heart and ambition offer big opportunities.
Also reflecting Loretto’s commitment to help bring out the best in all, are our high standards of teaching and a diverse yet rigorous curriculum.
The enormous range of activities we offer away from the classroom ensures that each pupil can grow and develop wherever their interests and talents may lie. The School’s achievements in music, art and drama and our outstanding reputation in sporting endeavours – rugby, hockey, cricket, lacrosse and golf to name just a few – are both testament to that.