The Scots School Albury is a top performing, co-educational, day and boarding regional school.
Scots has been providing a world class education for over 150 years and offers the same opportunities as most city schools, but in a healthy, safe and spacious environment.
Boarding has been an integral part of life at Scots, diversifying our community by bringing boarders from the region and abroad.
By living together and serving each other, our boarders are able to shape their character and advocate kindness, honesty and courage within the school community.
The sense of belonging and community that Scots boarding provides is special. Our junior and senior boarders are all friends and they are encouraged to be aware of the needs of others and to support their peers.
"The fact our numbers are relatively small compared to other schools is also a big advantage of boarding at Scots," director of boarding, Neale Poole said.
"Our experienced staff know our students well, and therefore the level of care is of a high standard."
One of the strengths of Scots is high academic results and a boarding environment provides substantial learning benefits. These include fixed study times, extended access to learning resources (such as the library), "prep" supervised by academic staff and individual study plans supported by a teacher mentor.
One Year 12 student said boarding at Scots gave them the opportunity to receive a quality education in a regional area.
"I really appreciate that at 'prep' we have teachers who teach different subjects and they are there to help me with homework and assignments."
Scots boarders can express themselves in dance, join a musical ensemble, transform themselves into new characters on stage, harness their ingenuity in robotics or take part in one of the extensive sports offerings.
They have opportunities to connect with the broader world through service learning and trips abroad, and are challenged to overcome adversity in the world-class outdoor education programs.
With the exceptionally high standards of schooling and boarding experiences offered, it comes as little surprise that The Scots School Albury has been named a finalist in the Australian Education Awards 2019 in both Boarding School of the Year and Regional School of the Year categories.
These accolades credit the school as the leading education destination in the region.