Boarding at Scots

"For me, Boarding has been a lifechanging experience. I have made many new friends, learnt to be independent and organised and become part of a unique community."
James Kilby a Year 12 Scots Boarder at Fairfax House

Scots boarders have been a vital part of the Scots community for over a century.

Boarding at Scots, available from Year 5 onwards, offers a high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment, where your son is supported to reach his full potential. As a boarder, your son will stay at one of our five Boarding Houses where he will be provided with strong pastoral care and individual attention, while experiencing the joys of being a part of his House 'family'.

The benefits of boarding include:

  • Boarders live in one of five Boarding Houses and enjoy individual living and study space within dormitories. Year 12 boarders receive single room accommodation. A fresh and nutritious menu is developed by the College caterers, Trippas White Group.
  • The opportunity to achieve excellence in academic, sporting and co-curricular areas.
  • Close supervision of academic work by academic staff Tutors.
  • The chance to develop independence and self-confidence.
  • Learning to live in a close community with one's peers.
  • The making of life-long friends from around the globe.
  • Parents are in touch with their sons' progress every day through Pipeline, the College's innovative, real time information service.

Casual Boarding

Casual boarding places are offered at the College subject to availability. Fees are charged at $125 per night (incl. GST). The College also offers day boarding where students remain at the College to complete their homework prior to being collected by parents. Fees for this service is $60 per day (incl. GST).

For information please contact our Admissions team at

Read more about the boarding environment and staff.